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What to do in Eze in Provence on the French Riviera?

Last update : 23 May 2024
During your vacation on the Côte d'Azur, would you like to visit and stroll around a small village perched on a hill in Provence, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in France? Come and discover Eze village, located between Nice and Menton.

Only 12 km from Nice, if you’re on vacation there, you should definitely plan a half-day visit to Eze Village. Perched on its cliff, this picturesque village is quite touristy in high season, but clearly worth the detour. We found it a charming change of scenery! You’ll also have the opportunity to discover the famous Jardin Exotique d’Eze. In our article, discover the must-sees and good addresses for restaurants and hotels for your visit to Eze village!

Eze Village, what to see, what to do?

Old Eze

The narrow cobbled streets of Eze village will take you on a journey back in time. The atmosphere of this medieval village in Provence is striking. Enter the town through the huge fortified gate and follow the main path. Pass under the arches of the stone houses and discover the little stores and stalls. Craftsmanship is at the very heart of Eze Village. You’ll find charming stalls selling textiles, souvenirs, local specialties, handcrafted jewelry… And small art galleries too.

Eze village what to do Village medieval Eze

le Jardin Exotique d’Eze Village

The Jardin Exotique d’Eze Village is a path perched 400 meters from the sea that takes you to discover more than 100 species of exotic plants. Admiring the cacti and succulents with a view of the red stone roofs and the sea is well worth the detour. We loved this garden and really recommend a visit when you’re in Eze Village.

Considered a natural open-air garden, the Jardin Exotique also allows you to admire the 17 sculptures by artist Jean-Philippe Richard. These female stone figures even have first names. A visit to the Jardin Exotique in Eze village costs €6 per person. For us, it’s the must-visit spot when visiting Eze Village!

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L’église Notre-Dame de l’Assomption

We loved the hues of the baroque church, built in the 18th century. It stands proudly in the middle of the village, with its majestic clock. The stones needed for its construction would have been brought here on men’s backs… Considering that the village is 400 meters above sea level, you can’t help but admire the achievement!

Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption

L’Usine Fragonnard

The famous perfume and cosmetics brand is based in Eze Village. If you wish, you can discover their perfume, soap and cosmetics factory through a guided tour. Every day from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m., discover the secrets of this legendary brand. Located at the foot of the village, the factory is easy to get to, and the workshops are said to be impressive. We didn’t have time to take the tour, but on our return to Eze we’ll be stopping by!

visite Jardin Exotique Eze

Visit the surroundings of Eze Village

The French Riviera is rich in discovery! We stayed in Nice and spent several days discovering this superb city. There’s so much to see in this great city! To find out more, check out our article on the must-sees in Nice. If you have the time, we also recommend that you don’t miss the town of Menton.

Village Eze

Eze Village, where to eat?

The village of Eze is renowned for having excellent hotels and restaurants, but not very accessible… For those looking for an exceptional meal, head to Chateau d’Eza or La Chèvre d’Or, reservations required of course.

L’entre potes

For those of you who, like us, are looking for a nice, accessible address for lunch in the village of Eze, we recommend l’entre potes which is located right next to the Jardin Exotique. This restaurant offers cool Mediterranean and Italian cuisine and has the advantage of being open over a fairly wide range of hours.


Another, more atypical address for eating on the go is the Food Truck Food’Eze which is located on the road between Nice and the perched village of Eze. We didn’t have lunch there but stopped for a drink. the view is simply spectacular over the suspended village!

Eze village restaurant

Eze Village, where to sleep?

Les Terrasses d’Eze village

If you’d like to try out a hotel with an exceptional view in Eze village, Les Terrasses d’Eze is the hotel for you. Located right next to the village, this Hotel & Spa is renowned for its quality of service and its incredible setting. It’s also very close to the “tête de chien de la Turbie”, where you can admire the view over Monaco.


Eze village, how to organize your trip well?

How to get to Eze Village

When you come to Eze by car, you’ll notice that there are very few parking spaces! We chose to park at the parking lot, which is a little way from the village and offers very regular shuttle buses. So we parked without a hitch and reached the village of Eze in 5 minutes by shuttle bus. The cost of parking at the parking lot is €6, which includes the return shuttle service and free entry to the Jardin Exotique d’Eze (which costs €6 per person). A great deal if you’re planning to visit the Jardin Exotique! Like us, you may even be lucky enough to have your driver give you a brief summary of the village’s history 😉

How to rent a rental car at the best price?

If you’re looking to rent a car during your trip, we recommend you take a look at the RentalCars website. This will help you find the best prices and conditions for your rental.


How to find the best hotels

In order to find the best hotels and benefit from the best conditions (security, cancellation…) we go almost exclusively through for our trips. We recommend that you take a look at the available hotels before you leave. You can filter them according to their ratings. There are plenty of recent customer reviews, so there are no unpleasant surprises when you’re traveling!

How to find ideas for things to do on your holiday

If you want to get ideas for activities to do on your vacation and want to book in advance, we’d also recommend taking a look at the GetYourGuide site. This will give you an overview of the activities on offer in your destination, so you don’t have to wait until you get there to book your places.

Eze village
Thank you for reading

We hope the tips and good addresses in our travel blog will help you plan your next visit to Eze Village.

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Clem & Alex

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