Eze Village is one of the most dramatic and unspoilt perched villages on the Cote d'Azur. The region is famous for this type of village but none are quite so close to the sea or perched quite so precariously over such a steep drop over one of the most famous coastlines in the world.
If you are interested in history or authentic architecture then Eze village will be a pleasure for you. It is hard to be unimpressed by the achievement of those that built and dwelt in it throughout the centuries."As a Goddess, I dare not, As a mermaid, I cannot, A woman, I am"
- Anais - Earth Goddess
"Follow me young man and you shall know all my secrets...or almost"
Jardins d'Eze is one of the most dramatic public gardens on the coast with its staggering views and stark landscape. Allow the earth goddesses to lead you through this magical garden of botanical wonders. The exotic garden of Eze features wonderful examples of cacti, agaves and aloe plants including species that are grown all over the world. These plants all share a common resistance to severe drought.
You will find them clinging to this magnificent rock face that forms the centre and the foundation of this remarkable mountaintop village. The views drop away all the way to St Tropez and, in the other direction, over Italy.
The gardens also act as a sculpture park showing a permanent installation of 'Earth Goddesses' by the artist Jean-Philippe Richard.
Richard's work appears in many galleries throughout France and you can also find his creations in the restaurant du rond point des Champs Elysées in Paris, Gallery de Provence in New York and at the S.R. Brennen Gallery of Palm Desert in California.
The gardens were started after World War II by the Mayor of Eze and have become a landmark ever since.
|At the top of the gardens you will find the ruins of a castel that was destroyed by order of King Louis xiv during the the war of succession in 1709. |
During the height of the 'Belle Epoch' era it is said that a small bar was set up here for the refreshment of the visitors of the day, sadly missing today however.
In its stead their are many nooks and crannies and areas of contemplation as this garden lends itself more to the wonder of nature than the demands of tourists and it is hard to tear yourself away from the magnitude of the view.
- Margot - Earth Goddess
Eze in one of the most beautiful villages on the coast and is an enchanting and elite holiday destination. Find a beautiful holiday home for your vacation with us and we will do our best to ensure that you have a fantastic holiday in the South of France.