Eze Map & Getting There
Côte d'Azur, France
The Sentier Nietzsche seen curving down from Eze to Eze-sur-Mer.
The Nietzsche Way will take fit walkers about 45 minutes to reach Eze rail station and a small beach at Saint Laurent d'Eze, though generally a lot more to walk back.
Nietzsche composed one of the chapters of his philosophical opus 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' while panting his way up that path in 1885.
Another sentier/path, the Savaric, runs from Eze and offers terrific panoramas.
The French Riviera looking towards Nice.
From the remains of Eze's pinnacle fortress, destroyed by Louis XIV in 1706, both the Basse Corniche (beside the Côte d'Azur rail line) and Moyenne Corniche are visible. Eze seen from a high point on the Grand Corniche
Eze motto: 'Moriendo Renascor', In Death I am Reborn.
Eze village map.
Parking and bus stops are on the far right of the map; the 'exotic' cactus garden and castle remnants at 32; the peculiar animal garden belongs to Château de la Chevre d'Or at 13; the restaurant in Château Eza at 19 - a former royal residence, has stunning views as well as prices.
Getting to Eze
The nearest large town is Monaco (9kms), which is, of course, not exactly French, but might as well be and is well worth a day trip.
Road: Our favourite road to Eze is the Moyenne Corniche as it's fast, curvy, has few traffic signals and many spectacular views. However the Basse Corniche offers interesting town and sea views and has plenty of bar/café/parking possibilities, but is slow and winding with lots of traffic lights en route.
Train: Eze Bord de Mer SNCF station gets frequent trains in season from Monaco, Nice and beyond, but it's a long walk up the hill! And back down again, so only for the fit and determined.
Bus: we can't find any evidence of regular buses to Eze though tourist buses go there in rumbling hordes so taking a tour from Nice may be an option for those who don't want to rent wheels or climb hills!
- Other popular Côte d'Azur destinations within an easy drive are Cap Ferrat, Menton, Nice (10kms, 30 mins by bus #98), Saint-Paul de Vence, Cannes, Antibes.
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