The French Riviera: Places to Explore

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Èze

Towering like an eagle's nest above the coast and crowned with ramparts and the ruins of a medieval château, preposterously beautiful Èze (pronounced ehz) is unfortunately the most accessible of all the perched villages—this means crowds, many of whom head here to shop in the boutique-lined staircase-streets. (Happily the shops are largely quite stylish, and there's a nice preponderance of bric-a-brac and vintage fabric dealers.) But most travelers come here to drink in the views, for no one can deny that this is the most spectacularly sited of all coastal promontories.

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