May 26, 2017

French Friday: Èze

May 26, 2017 (146/365)

« La patrie, c'est toutes les promenades qu'on peut 
faire à pied autour de son village. » ~ Jules Renard

Èze is one of thirteen villages perched along the Côte d'Azur. Its origins date back to 2000 BC, but its remaining ramparts and chapel are medieval (14th Century). Situated between Nice and Monaco, Èze is reknown for its expansive views of the Mediterranean Sea and its botanical gardens with cacti, succulents, and lovely sculptures. The village is home to many shops, art galleries, and restaurants, as well as the famed Fragonard Perfume factory. This village-musée is a popular destination for tourists and celebrities alike; Walt Disney was a frequent visitor to Èze and Bono has along the sea coast.