A high view of Eze and Cap Ferrat, Côte d’Azur, France. Photo taken from the Grande Corniche by Tobi-87.
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 there is the Moyenne Corniche as it’s fast, curvy, has few traffic signals and many spectacular views. However the Basse Corniche offers interesting towns on the way, such as Villefranche-Sur-Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, sea views and plenty of bar/café/parking possibilities, but is slow and winding with lots of traffic lights en route. Check our Nice map to see the way to get on to each of the three Corniches.
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 Menton, Nice (10kms, 30 mins by bus #98), Saint-Paul de Vence, Cannes, Antibes.