Friday, April 10, 2015


EZE is an ancient medieval village perched on a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The bus ascends via the Moyenne Cornish to the village and provides the most spectacular views of the Riviera. Arriving to the entry to the medieval village is a lovely square with a few cafes and a view of the mountain. The tourist office is located here for a map of the village. 
The walk is all uphill however is not strenuous. You will wind through very well restored winding streets with medieval buildings. There are artists shops, souvenir shops and restaurants along the way in beautiful picturesque settings. 

The vistas are a photographers dream. Brassai spent the last years of his life here photographing the landscapes. The old buildings and narrow streets  wind their way upward to the Jardin Exotique Panorama. From the top of the garden at 1407 feet, the view is absolutely stunning. From the top there is a wonderful view to St. Topaz and on a clear day, you can even see Corsica.

Many trails scattered in nature connect the three levels of the town. The most famous is, the path of Nietzsche which inspired the philosopher to write his famous novel " Thus spoke Zarathustra". A very steep rocky path although there were a few brave souls climbing to the top. 
Sculptures of Jean Phillippe Richard are arranged along the trails.

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