UnderstandEze can be divided in two parts:
- Èze village, the perched village, at about 350 meters above the sea, offering a fantastic view on the coast.
- Èze-sur-Mer (also called Èze-bord-de-Mer ; sea side), a seaside resort.
- The "route du bord de mer" (sea-side road) or "Basse corniche" running along the whole coast of the département, passes through Èze-sur-Mer.
- Èze village is located on the road called "Moyenne corniche" (M6007), also known as a part of the "Route nationale 7" (the Holiday Route, running from Paris to Italy). As its name says, it runs halfway on the mountain-side.
- The "Grande corniche" (D 2564; called avenue des diables bleus on the portion over Èze village) runs on top of the ridge between Nice and Menton.
Èze-sur-mer stationThis station is located in Eze-sur-Mer and is a stop of the line running along the coast (with stops in Nice, Monaco and Ventimiglia among others). Note that not all trains stop there. The trains can be packed during commuting hours.
By busBus number 82 departs from the bus station Vauban in the East of Nice and has a stop in Èze, seven days a week (1 bus/hour, less on Sunday). The station Vauban is located on the route of Nice's tramway.
By bikeThere are some good climbs on the portion on the sea-side road between Nice and Monaco: a 100m high one at Villefranche (on the West, next to Nice) and two others on the East side around Cap d'Ail. So be prepared to some effort or take your time. Not a good route for the heavy vélos bleus (Nice city bikes).
The road to Èze village and the Grand corniche can be considered as a sporty ride, given their respective altitudes (350m and 550m).
Medieval villageThe atmospheric medieval village is famous for its beauty and charm. It is dominated by the ruins of the castle of the 12th century and consists in narrow, winding streets and the baroque church is worth a visit. Its many shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants attract a large number of tourists and honeymooners. As a result Èze has become dubbed by some a village-musée, a "museum village", as few residents of local origin live here. From Èze there are gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea.
phone: +33 4 93 41 10 30address: 20 Rue du ChâteauSet on the ruins of the 12th century castle, this garden offers a beautiful panorama on the coast.
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