On our way from Monaco to Nice, we stopped to visit the tiny, charming town of Eze. It sits atop a hill in Cote d'Azur. Eze is an ancient medieval village, now filled with quaint shops, cafes, art galleries, and several perfumeries. The village is situated around the base of a 12th century castle. Eze's narrow, brick streets wind uphill around the castle's ruins, leading to majestic views of the Mediterrannean Sea. I took these at the bottom of the hill.
The streets aren't big enough for cars. Only 35 people live in this part of the village, mostly because of the difficulty getting to and from the homes. It was a steep climb. Can you imagine having to move furniture in and out, let alone carry groceries up this hill? I'd have killer legs, but no thanks!
This church is situated about halfway up the hill.
The hike was definitely worth it for the views. We puttered for an hour or so taking photos and enjoying the view.
I like the juxtaposition of the cacti and the sea.
These are the backs of a few houses.
And this is the horrible, awful, no good view of the Mediterranean Sea that those people must suffer through every day!
Okay, maybe living at the top of Eze would be worth it!