Sunday, 16 July 2017

The Dreamiest Day in Eze, France


When we planned (rather loosely) where we wanted to explore while we were in the South of France, Eze was at the top of my list. I didn't even know much about it apart from that it was a medieval village on top of a mountain and I'd seen the most stunning pictures. Even though I had high expectations it totally surpassed them and it was my favourite out of all the places we visited. While we were there I also filmed our day and the video has just gone live on my YouTube channel if you're interested in that kinda thang.

As I said, it's a medieval village on top of a mountain - it's a little maze of narrow cobbled streets surrounded by little shops, caf├ęs and restaurants. Because it's such a maze it's one of those places that you can walk around about three times before being sure that you've definitely seen all of it, but seeing as it's so pretty it's actually quite nice to walk round a few times. It felt a little like Disneyland in that everything seemed too beautiful and clean to be real and it had the same happy vibe. There's a church in a little square that was lovely, there's just something about old church smell and the shade and darkness a church provides in a hot climate that I absolutely love.





At the very top of the village was the exotic garden, which is basically what all my plant lady dreams are made of - the hugest cacti and succulents I've ever seen altogether in one garden overlooking the rest of the village and the perfect blue of the Mediterranean Sea. Absolute perfection. The gardens cost €6 to get in and it's well worth it - even if you're not into plants the views from up there are spectacular. I would advise going either earlier or later than we did - we were a bit foolish and went around midday so the sun was really beating down and with no shade it meant that we didn't stay in the gardens for as long as we would have liked (serves us right for being a) silly enough to go at that time and b) sensible enough to not stay in the sun for too long). 





Eze isn't a big place so there isn't a whole lot in terms of things to do - there are the shops, the gardens and the church, but apart from that it's mainly walking around the cute streets (how many times can I say cute in one blog post?) and drinking in the breathtaking views. After we'd wandered around for a bit we decided to do just that and had lunch with the most incredible view I'll probably ever eat lunch with. We chose to eat at the Chevre D'or, which was slightly more expensive than the other restaurants in Eze, but it was the one with the view and it was totally worth paying that little bit extra. The food was nice, the wine was INCREDIBLE (but then all wine seems to be incredible in France) and I can't even describe how nice it was to sit in the sunshine (under a parasol because we're both typical pasty Brits) with a gentle breeze and this absolutely stunning view. It was with a heavy heart that we left our lunch spot behind and headed to the bus stop to travel back down the mountain.




I can't recommend Eze enough if you're in that part of the world. The easiest way to get there (unless you have a car and you're confident driving it up a mountain lols) is by train to Eze then the bus from right outside the train station up the mountain to Eze village. You can also walk, which takes an hour, but it's not suitable to do in sandals (apparently - I wouldn't know because we saw the no sandals sign and turned round to get the bus instead) and the bus is only 1.50 each way. 

Have you ever been to Eze?

Amy x

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  1. is there any place in the whole entire damn WORLD more beautiful than france?! swear to god, i fall more and more in love with the place every day.

    i've not been to eze before but i am allllll about those beautiful gardens, what a find!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

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    1. France is definitely my favourite country, it's just so pretty and, well, French! xx

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  2. Ooooh, the dreamiest day indeed! These photos are gorgeous. Though it's a small town, I think I could easily spend an entire day there!

    amberelb.com

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    1. It was so easy to spend the whole day there because it was sooo relaxing! xx

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  3. Ohhh my gosh these views are insane - you're killing me! Have you been watching the Sky series Riviera? Because every single photo in this post looks straight out of the series haha :) Stunning!

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Yes I have, it gives me such holiday blues! xx

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  4. Eze looks absolutely stunning, I love the little exotic garden and the medieval look of the village. Although I spent a month working in Nice, I have never managed to visit Eze and looking at your post I'm starting to regret that haha - oh well, looks like I'll just have to go back. Also, let me just say that you're outfit is on point, I love those sandals! xx

    113thingstosay.com

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    1. You will definitely have to go back! We only visited Nice for a day so I need to go back there to explore properly really! xx

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  5. I've never even heard of this place but it looks absolutely stunning! Look at those incredible views and blue sky! x

    Love the dress too, so cute x

    What Josie Did Next

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    1. Thanks lovely, it was the dreamiest place I've ever visited! xx

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  6. This has given me serious holiday envy! What a beautiful little place.

    www.iamnoshrinkingviolet.co.uk

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    1. Reading it back gives me holiday envy of myself haha xx

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  7. Gorgeous photos it's so pretty there! Have a great Monday!

    Gemma x
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    1. So gorgeous isn't it! Hope you're having a good week Gemma xx

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  8. This looks so, so gorgeous, totally putting it on my travel wishlist right now! Views are to die for and the cute little streets look perfect. I'm with you on the shade and darkness of an old church in a hot climate too, it's always so nice to have those few minutes of relief! Sophie xxx

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    1. It is isn't it - nice few moments of cool! You should definitely put it on your wishlist xx

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  9. Oh my goodness, dreamy location indeed!
    What stunning views. Looked like you had an amazing time!
    Lyndi

    www.stylecalling.com

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    1. We had such an amazing time, my favourite place I've been in a long time xx

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  10. Wow, what a beautiful looking place and the gardens sound totally worth it too!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. They were my favourite part I think! Hope you're having a good week xx

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  11. This place seems to be amazing and I would like to visit it! I love places on the top of mountains and I think that the price for the gardens was reasonable, for so much beauty! I also need a parasol, so it was a good tip in case I go there! Hope you have a great Wednesday!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Yeah there were quite a few people with parasols, I would definitely say either take a parasol or a hat! xx

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  12. This looks like an amazing place to visit, the views look incredible & your photos are fab! I've never been to France but would love to go one day.

    Amy x
    www.whatamysays.com

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    1. Thanks lovely, I absolutely adore France so would definitely recommend that you visit! xx

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