Èze, France

Our second day in the French Riviera we went back to Èze.

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If you’ve watched the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “To Catch a Thief“, chances are that you have caught a glimpse of this idyllic medieval village – also known as the French “Eagle’s Nest” – perched high on a cliff 427 meters (1,401 ft) above the Mediterranean.

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Once a fortified stronghold, it is now overrun by tourists as soon as the temperature warms up. But we wouldn’t have any of it, because we came here late November -when the village was deserted and the sky was the perfect azure blue.

Better yet, they had just put up Christmas decorations.

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We took our time wandering about narrow lanes

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And ancient archway

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Getting lost

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in time.

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Most of the restaurants and souvenir shops were closed, including the Michelin starred Château de La Chèvre d’Or.

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Named after a golden goat

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The hotel/restaurant is decorated with style

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A grand view awaits from the terrace.

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We stopped at La Nid d’Aigle for lunch. The food was average Italian, slightly over-priced. But the view from our table was unbeatable.

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After lunch we decided to walk back to Nice along the Moyenne Corniche, taking in the mesmerizing water view.

and Villefranche-sur-Mer.

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In three days we will be back, driving the three corniches – retracing the steps of Cary Grant and Grace Kelly – all the way into Italy.

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24 thoughts on “Èze, France

    1. What a coincidence. So did we, been there twice and ate at the same place twice. Food was just so-so. But there weren’t many places open in the winter and the view was worth it! Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments!

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