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Day 14
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The French Riviera is dotted with hilltop villages, and the most perfectly perched of the coast's village perches is Èze. The beautiful town has ramparts and a chateau—as well as the best views! Sit back and drink it all in. Your only challenge will be to shake the crowds of other awestruck visitors.

  • Art and Culture
  • Architecture
  • Natural Beauty


  • Walk around Èze to enjoy its beauty, from its arched passages, stone alleyways, and ancient fountains to its boutique-lined staircase streets.
  • The crest-top Jardin Exotique is full of rare succulents, and offers panoramic views of the sea and hills.
  • Pick one of the town's many footpaths to explore. The Sentier Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most scenic (and famous).

Side Trips

  • Get a taste of the jet-set life in Monaco, just 4 mi/6 km away from Èze.