Under 20 minutes by bus from Monaco or Nice, this anicient village atop the hill is worth your time. if only for the jaw dropping views from Jardine de exotique which sits at the top of the hill. It will cost you about 6 euro to access the garden, but the views of the French Riviera is worth every penny.

Eze is also home to two Grasse perfumeries where you can make your own perfumes. I went just for the views.

The bus from Nice dropped off just off the main road leading up to the hillside. I recommend the bus as the cheapest, quickest option. If you take the train, you stops at Eze sur-Mer which is the beach side town and it is quite a hike to get to Eze village.

Just before heading up hill, I stopped by the grocery shop just a few steps from the bus stop grab a bottle of water and snack before heading uphill.  The best decision of my morning - the trip up is quite steep and my quads were not amused. A bit further up the hill, I found the visitors center which offered a map of the village and then up hill I went past other tourists and shops selling souvenir, clothing, herbs and restaurants before finally arriving at the garden where I spent most of my time taking in the view of valley, Eze sur-Mer and the mediteranian. More than great views, the garden also has a collection of sculpture by Jean-Philippe Richard and some exotic plants and cactus. On the way back down the hill, I made a stop by the old Church which is built on the foundatoins of a 12th century church and features a two-level square view. The court around the church also offers a great view of the valley.

If you are ever in these parts, there is one view you should not miss, from the top tip of the exotic gardens, facing west towards the tiny peninsula of cap ferret. The view of the French Riviera is spectacular.

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