Eze was on my bucket list. It is a very small village (population 50) perched on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. And now the fifty people live at the base of the hill while the historic, clustered, stone dwellings have all been converted into shops or hotels. Eze is magical and did not disappoint us! Here is our first look of Eze from the bus………….
and a close up…………….
There is a small, newer section of the village where the walk up the hill begins………A villager can drive you up the one lane road, if you are staying in one of the hotels and have luggage. I could hardly carry myself up the winding, winding cobblestone path, much less drag a suitcase. The Château de la Chèvre D’or is one of the five-star hotels here and is a spa retreat!
As we go up you can see what the views were like!
And now for the doors of Eze………..
The paths took us up……….
and under and through……….
until we finally were at the hotel……………
Exploring more of the village was like this………..
As you can see the color of choice for doors seems to be black.
Eze is definitely a place to go if you want to be off the beaten path. It is very close to Monte-Carlo, Monaco and Nice, France. I have to hurry on today as we are also going to Nice……. See you there!
Have a great door week! Look here to see what others are doing for Norm’s Doors!
PS All photos were taken on our IPhones this year……..we are traveling lighter!
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How charming. France is so full of exquisite villages.
I can’t decide if I like French villages or Italian villages better! I relate to the French I think since that is my ancestry.
I like them; the doors over eze.
Thank you for taking time during your travels to take part in Thursday Doors! What a lovely village, doors, little streets and views. I was close but didn’t know of it before. Eze. I’ll remember it now. 🙂
I had no idea so few people live in Eze. It’s gorgeous as are your photos. But it would be a bit hard for some of us to climb those stairs daily. We’d be in shape, though.
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Thanks so much for sharing your travels in Eze with us. This wasn’t entirely what comes to mind when i think of French scenery and seemed very similar to other posts set in Italy and Greece. It’s probably not all that surprising given all these places front onto the Mediterranean. BTW those steep stairs are seemingly climbing up towards the heavens and real heart ache material. Magnificent views, though.