Visit of the Medieval Village of Eze in 1h30
Èze is a perched village that offers you an exceptional panorama of the sea and the mountains. Discover its medieval charm, cultural heritage and exotic garden.
I’ll show you the fortified gate, the Baroque church, the Fragonard perfumery and the castle ruins. You will be amazed by the beauty and authenticity of this Provencal village.
The guided tour of Èze begins with the fortified gate, which dates from the 14th century and marks the entrance of the old Èze. You will cross this door to enter the medieval village, which has retained its charm and Provencal character.
You will walk in the narrow and winding streets, lined with stone houses, craft shops and art galleries. You can admire the flowered façades, fountains, arcades and vaulted passages.
You will discover the exotic garden, which houses more than 100 species of succulent plants and cacti, as well as female stone sculptures. From the top of the garden, you will have a breathtaking view of the village and the sea. Admire also the ruins of the medieval castle, which testify to the tumultuous past of Èze.
End your visit to the baroque church of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, which is distinguished by its ochre façade and its bell tower decorated with a clock. You can visit the interior of the church, which houses an 18th century altarpiece.
Stop by the Fragonard factory, where you can discover the secrets of making perfumes, soaps and cosmetics of this renowned brand. You can also shop in the attached shop.
The guided tour of Èze will allow you to immerse yourself in the history and beauty of this village, which has charmed many artists and personalities, such as Nietzsche, Cocteau or Bono. You will be amazed by the beauty and authenticity of this medieval village.
Points of interest
- The beautiful narrow streets
- The Castle of the Golden Goat
- The Castle of Eze
- The Chapel of the Holy Cross
- The Exotic Garden
- The crazy panorama
- Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption Church
What should I bring?
- Water bottle
- 10 am
- 12 am
- 2 pm
- 4 pm
- 6 pm
We will start with the fortified gate, which dates from the 14th century and marks the entrance to the medieval village. You can admire the coat of arms of Eze and the motto «Isis Moriendo Renascor» (I was reborn when I died).
Then we will head to the Place du Planet and the Château des Riquiers, which today houses the town hall and the local history museum. You can see remains of Eze’s past, such as tools, costumes, weapons and documents.
Continue to the chapel of the Holy Cross, the oldest chapel in the village, built in the 12th century by the white penitents. Admire the altarpiece of Sainte Croix, painted by Louis Bréa in 1515, as well as the frescoes and statues.
Then climb to the exotic garden, which offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the French Riviera. You can discover more than 400 species of succulent plants and cactus, as well as the sculptures of Jean-Philippe Richard representing goddesses.
We will end our visit with the church Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, built in the 18th century in a neoclassical style. Admire the facade made by the Italian architect Antoine Spinelli, as well as the square bell tower and sundial.
We will meet at the fortified gate, the only entrance to the village of Eze. I would be there with a black and red backpack, brandishing my «Esplouratour» sign.
Stations and bus stops
By train: you can take the train from Nice Ville to Eze. The journey takes about 17 minutes and costs between €3 and €9. There are an average of 34 trains per day.
By car: you can drive from Nice to Eze using the average corniche (former national road 7 or M 6007). The journey takes about 14 minutes and costs between €1 and €3 in fuel
The activity will be maintained unless the weather conditions can adversely affect the safety of customers.
Any changes or cancellations are possible 24 hours before the start of the service, under the 24 hours allowed the cancellation will not be refunded.
In case of cancellation by Esplouratour, you can be refunded in full the price of the visit or move the canceled visit on another date.
What they think
“Very nice visit of Nice with our guide Gianni. An activity that made us discover Nice and it's beautiful panoramas”Morgui
“A complete visit of Nice, very pleasant with a Gianni guide who made us spend a magical moment, he is very nice and knows his city perfectly. We will come back to him as soon as we return to Nice to discover more activities.”Jérémy
“Super tour very nice by our guide Gianni.Bastien
Breathtaking views at selected stops of the course. Very pleasant, very easy and very refreshing experience in these hot temperatures! To be recommended”
“We were very well received by a charming young man Gianni. He gave us a nice visit to Nice. Thank you.”Carine
“Very nice visit of Nice accompanied by our guide Gianni. Interesting pleasant walk and initiation to the top.”Steph
“Very pleasant experience, a beautiful discovery of the City of Nice and its rich history. Gianni, our guide, was really nice, passionate about the history of the city and happy to pass it on.Pauline
We recommend this activity!”
“Great way to discover the old town of Nice and the castle hill! With more explanations! Thanks to our guide Gianni! We highly recommend it.”Delphine