Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Hilltop Paradise in Eze, France

Eze is a small medieval village in the south of France not far from the city of Nice.  We spent a lovely afternoon there on our recent trip to the French Riviera.

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Eze is famous for the panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea from its hilltop.  It overlooks a high cliff 1,401 ft above sea level and is referred to as an “Eagle’s nest” because of its location.

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I was more focused on the beauty and charm and this ancient village.

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It’s narrow and winding streets (no cars here!) were mesmerizing.  You could feel the serenity and history in this place and could become lost in its many passageways.

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I found it to be a quiet town…almost reverent and respectful of centuries old architecture.

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It had many shops, art galleries, hotels, and restaurants.  It is a very popular tourist and honeymoon destination and we were told it has mostly become a “museum village” with  few local residents still living here.  The Chevre d’Or is probably the most famous restaurant on the hilltop.

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It was so peaceful to be here and we enjoyed a leisurely lunch in a secluded bistro.  The owner produced his own olive oil and we brought back a couple delicious varieties.

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Walt Disney himself spent a lot of time in Eze.  I loved these blue shutters.  Notice the fruit on the tree!

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I loved this large biot jar used as a base for training the climbing plant.

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With such gorgeous scenery, Eze was a wonderful place to meditate and slow-down our fast-paced lives….even if only for a day!

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Don’t forget about the Brocanting Tour in Normandy and Paris this September.  There are a couple spots left and it could be YOU and a friend to fill them!  Send me an email and let me know you want to go at kimhites@gmail.com or give me call at (606) 424-8402.

More info HERE and HERE.

À bientôt mes amis,

Kim

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