Looking down from the top of Eze to Cap Ferrat and the coast of the French Riviera.
Eze is a medieval village perched like an eagles nest on a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean sea. The ancient fortified village is still crowned with the ruins of its 12th-century fortified castle (torn down in 1706), sitting on a narrow rocky peak.
The village forms a circular pattern around the base of the castle. The old buildings and narrow streets are very well restored, with high stone walls and narrow roadways of red-brick centered stone. The narrow roads wend their way upward to the well sign-posted Jardin Exotique Panorama.
A large area on along the ridge is laid out as a botanical area, with Mediterranean plants presented with informative panels. It’s a lovely walk through the area even if you aren’t particularly interested in the plants.