Eze France – A Step Back in Time

On November 19, 2011

From Nice we traveled back along the ocean to the commune of Eze.  This small medieval village is a photographer’s paradise.  Every turn revealed another great composition and I had a really hard time sorting out the various images for this gallery.  We had about 2 hours to wander the narrow cobblestone streets and enjoy the majestic views of the ocean from this ancient hilltop perch.  This would be a fantastic place to just spend a week relaxing and enjoying the ocean air and sunshine.

Èze is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes département in southeastern France, not far from the city of Nice.  As a  renowned tourist site on the French Riviera, it is famous worldwide for the view of the sea from its hill top. Its Jardin botanique d’Èze is known for its collection of cactus and succulents, as well as its panoramic views.

The oldest building in the village is the Chapelle de la Sainte Croix and dates back to 1306. Members of the lay order of the White Penitents of Èze, in charge of giving assistance to plague victims, would hold their meetings there. The shape of the bell-turret is an indication that the village once belonged to the Republic of Genoa.

The small medieval village is famous for its beauty and charm. Its many shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants attract a large number of tourists and honeymooners. As a result Èze has become a “museum village”, few local residents live here. From Èze there are gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea.











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