Eze Essential Details
- Post code: 06360
- Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
- Department: Alpes-Maritimes
- Population: 2,961
- Elevation: 0 - 700m
- Geo-coordinates: 43°43′43″N 7°21′42″E
- Distance to Nice airport: 18.6 km (30 mins drive)
- More info on Wikipedia
A Brief Overview of Eze
Life is good in the village of Eze. This historic little town split between the mountains and the Mediterranean is definitely the best of both worlds. Located on the Moyenne Corniche between Nice and Monaco, luxury homes in Eze have some of the best views of the French Riviera. The village proper dates back to the 12th century BC, but the area is thought to have been inhabited since the 2nd century BC. Just minutes away from the border, Eze has been hotly contested by the French and the Italians over the years and has changed allegiance a handful of times. And it’s no wonder that both countries wanted to claim it for themselves as this beautiful fortified village has been enchanting visitors for centuries. Friedrich Nietzsche visited Eze regularly between 1883-1888 and write part of his philosophical novel ‘Thus Speak Zarathustra’ whilst living here. And both the hilltop village and the seaside resort have played host to some well-known faces over the years. From European royalty back in the 19th century to rock royalty today, these days U2’s Bono is probably Eze’s most famous resident. The medieval village centre contrasts nicely with the more modern beachfront part of town. And the hiking paths which connect the two are definitely worth the steep climb up or down. Popular and picturesque, Eze has a very special charm all of its own. Discover the village today and we guarantee you’ll want to make it your French Riviera home away from home.
The first thing you’ll notice about Eze is the glorious scenery on the drive to the village. Whether you’re coming from Nice or Monaco, the Moyenne Corniche with its twists and turns is breathtakingly beautiful. And once you arrive in Eze, you’ll understand why it’s known as one of the jewels of the French Riviera. From the exotic botanical gardens at the top of the village, to the fabulous private beaches down by the seafront, this is one picturesque little place. The Medieval village spirals up from the main street to the tip of the hill, with cobbled streets, shady passageways and stone archways as far as the eye can see. Museums and art galleries fill the narrow streets and overhead the village is crowned by the castle ruins and botanical gardens. Back on the Moyenne Corniche, you’ll find lots of little boutiques and restaurants, perfect for people watching over a cold drink. And down in Eze-sur-Mer, you can enjoy some of the best beaches along this part of the coast plus a whole range of water sports. This area is far more residential than the Medieval village, but it’s also home to some lovely little restaurants and bars if you fancy a long lunch in the sunshine.
Although small in size, Eze is very much a lively little place. Up in the Medieval village, there are numerous historical monuments to visit. Choose from an 18th Century church, the lush botanical gardens, or a sculpture garden created by Jean-Philippe Richard. In the village centre, take a guided tour of one of the perfumeries, learn how glass is blown at the glass factory or simply stroll along the main street and stop off for an ice cream in the square. Down on the coast, try out an exciting range of watersports at the Eze plage or take a hike along one of the many coastal paths. Eze might be close to the bright lights of Nice and Monaco, but it is surrounded by completely natural and wild backcountry. For nature lovers, the Grande Corniche National Park has miles of fabulous parkland to explore, with ancient garrison Fort Revère located on the mountain ridge just above the Col d'Eze.
With so much to discover, you can be forgiven for spending most of your time in and around Eze. But the village is in a great location to discover the rest of the French Riviera. Drive to Monaco in less than 15 minutes and spend the day shopping in the luxury boutiques. Or head over the border for dinner in one of the incredible restaurants in the Italian hills. Nice, Cannes and Antibes are all just a short drive away, and of course, Eze is also a stone’s throw from the Southern Alps. During the winter season, leave the coast behind and get up into the mountains for a few days to hit some of Europe’s best ski slopes. From watersports to shopping, road trips to days at the beach, life in this part of the French Riviera has something for everyone to enjoy.
Living in Eze
Summertime, and the living is easy… those lyrics could have been written for this little village and its inhabitants. Whether you choose to live up in the hills or right down on the seafront, you’ll never get tired of Eze. From the ideal location, to the endless sunshine and the beautiful views, Eze is pretty much perfect. Spend your days checking out the gorgeous beaches, or wandering around the shady streets of the old town. Have lunch in one of the many restaurants or simply enjoy an aperitif on your very own terrace overlooking beautiful St Jean Cap Ferrat.
The incredible restaurant scene in Eze is one of the best things about living in the area. For extra special evenings out, there are several Michelin starred establishments in the heart of the village. For a more casual lunch with friends try one of the many cafés which line the Moyenne Corniche and offer Italian-style pizza and pasta dishes. And up on the Grande Corniche at the top of town, you’ll find cosy bistros serving Provençal cuisine with a side order of stunning views over the bay. We’re pretty sure the hardest part will be deciding which restaurant to try next...
Culture vultures will enjoy the town’s exciting programme of events throughout the year. Join in with the garden festival and check out your neighbours floral displays or take part in Eze’s very own carnival held every February. Browse the Saturday night market during the summer months and buy some local artwork for your new home. Try a glass of this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau in the village square, or watch the Bastille day fireworks display light up the sky behind the Chateau Eza. From Medieval festivals to an annual contemporary art exhibition, there is always something to catch your interest in Eze.
If you’re a keen sports fan, you’ll love the wide range of activities the village offers all year round. Hike the 3 Corniches trail and walk down the mountain to the beautiful seafront or stroll along some of the flatter paths along the coast. Play a round or two of tennis with friends or pop over to the nearby Monte Carlo golf club in neighbouring La Turbie for the afternoon. Down on the beach, you can get out onto the water with a kayak or paddleboard, or charter a motorboat to discover the secret creeks and inlets between Eze and Monaco. And for lazy summer afternoons, what could be more French than playing a game or two of pétanque at the local club. Just bear in mind the local rules state that the winners have to buy a round of pastis for the whole club!
The area around Eze is just as beautiful as you’d imagine and the 3 Corniches are full of hidden treasures to explore. Check out the incredible Astrorama planetarium in Eze le Col and discover the secrets of the planets and stars at one of their ‘Ciel Ouvert’ evenings. Or visit the Fort Revert in the middle of the Grande Corniche National Park. The stunning view from the top takes in the coast from San Remo down to St Tropez and on a clear day you might catch a glimpse of Corsica way off in the distance.
As charming as it is conveniently located, Eze is one of the most highly sought-after villages in the South of France. Buying a luxury property here won’t just be the start of a new life, but also the start of your fabulous French Riviera adventure.
Luxury Homes For Sale in Eze
Head to Eze and live the good life in the French Riviera. A beautiful hilltop village with stunning views over the Mediterranean, what’s not to like? We have a great selection of luxury property in and around Eze. Take a look at the real estate for sale in the village on our website and then get in touch so we can help you make the perfect property your next home in the South of France.
This beautiful modern Eze villa comes with some of the best views in town. With a living space of over 200m², you’ll have plenty of room for the whole family whether you decide to use it as your permanent base or a chic holiday home. There are 3 ensuite bedrooms, a living/dining room and a fabulous kitchen which opens out onto the lower terrace. You’ll love the indoor heated pool and sauna, while the views from the garden and terrace are quite simply breathtaking. Beautifully decorated throughout, this charming villa is definitely a French Riviera dream home.
If you’re looking for a traditional Provençal house in Eze, we have just the thing for you. This gorgeous 4-bedroom house in Eze would make an ideal holiday or family home in the South of France. The spacious living area has its own bar and there is a billiard room for a game or two with friends. Upstairs, the master bedroom is a fantastic space with a dressing room, ensuite bathroom and a large terrace overlooking the sea. Situated in an exclusive area of the village, the Eze villa is also just minutes away from Monaco and the beach. Enjoy laidback evenings in your garden overlooking the Mediterranean, Eze is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all.
This is just a small collection of our Eze real estate. If you’re looking for something which isn’t listed here, get in touch with our Eze Estate Agents and they will give you some more options in the surrounding area.
Luxury Real Estate Near Eze
Investing in Eze Real Estate
We guarantee that you won’t regret investing in property in Eze. This lovely little village is perfectly placed between Nice and Monaco. An ideal investment opportunity, and an equally great place to call home, there are so many reasons to love Eze. Here’s our take on why we think Eze is the perfect choice for investing in luxury real estate on the French Riviera:
Here’s our take on why we think Eze is the perfect choice for investing in luxury real estate on the French Riviera:
- Eze is an easy 30-minute drive from the international Nice Cote d’Azur Airport
- Like much of the French Riviera, Eze enjoys up to 300 days of sunshine a year and has its own microclimate
- The 2 chic private beaches in Eze are some of the prettiest in the South of France
- Eze is perfectly located between the sea and the sky, with the old village perched on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean
- Some of the French Riviera’s best restaurants can be found in the village
- There is a unique sense of history in the cobbled streets of Eze village, as the area dates back to 2000 BC
- The glorious views from pretty much anywhere in the village
- The excellent sports facilities in the newer part of town
- Eze’s location on the Moyenne Corniche guarantees easy access to Monaco, Nice and Italy
- Living in Eze is like being a member of an exclusive club, as there are only 2900 residents in the village
- Just a couple of hours away from the ski resorts of the Southern Alps, Eze is a great all-round destination
Buying Property in France
Buying a luxury real estate in Eze can seem confusing at first, but it’s actually a very straight-forward procedure.
The purchase process is set up to protect both buyer and seller and usually only takes a couple of months from start to finish. From putting in an offer to collecting the keys to your new home we’ll be with you every step of the way, so the only thing that you’ll need to do is find your perfect property from our fantastic selection.
To help you understand how it works, we've visualised the purchase process in France on the following infographic.
Best Events in Eze
Thanks to its ideal location in between Monaco and Nice, Eze is a great base to explore the region’s best events. But this little village is no slouch when it comes to holding festivals and concerts either. Enjoy live music, art, sports events and much more besides when you decide to make Eze your French Riviera base. Some of the year’s highlights include:
- Soirée Alsacienne ~ January
- Choir Festival ~ February
- Carnival & Floral bike procession~ February
- Eze Trail ~ February
- Cote d’Azur Garden Festival ~ April
- Rendez vous au jardin ~ June
- Fête de la Musique ~ June
- Bastille Day ~ July
- Contemporary Art Festival~ July
- Medieval Festival~ July
- Village Ball ~ August
- Beaujolais Nouveau Celebrations~ November
- Christmas Market~ December
Arrange a Viewing
So, you’ve read about the area and you’ve browsed our real estate listings in Eze.
The next step is to get in touch with us for more information. Let us arrange viewings of our luxury properties in Eze for you, and before you know it, it will be time to start a new life on the French Riviera.