Wander the intricate labyrinth of medieval streets, bursting with craft boutiques, art exhibitions and lively cafes. High up, the renowned Jardin Exotique overlooks magnificent villas adorned with vibrant bougainvillea: a veritable horticulturalists’ dream, over 400 cacti, citrus trees and tropical plants encircle the castle ruins.
Tucked away, the enchanting and ancient Chateau Eza is one of the most visually stunning hotels along the Cote d’Azur. A former residence to a Swedish Prince, private balconies and terraces in the 14 intimate suites offer epic vistas: why not take lunch in the gourmet restaurant on one of the terraces overlooking the sparkling sea. At the top of Eze village beyond the stone walls is the Chateau de la Chèvre d’Or; also one of the world’s finest hotels. The Moroccan-style gardens link to streams of beautiful terraces dropping down towards the sea, set amongst serene courtyards, swimming pools and sundecks. Inside guests marvel at the giant chandeliers, Italian marble and Parisian antiques: no wonder the spacious suites have hosted Marlene Dietrich and Robert de Niro. Coffee on the terrace, soaking up the ultimate Mediterranean view, is highly recommended.
A special surprise awaits visitors to Eze in the form of the Galimard Perfume Factory and Museum. Enjoy a unique opportunity to take part in the perfumery workshop, fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of the lab and factory plus regular demonstrations. Here nostalgia is captured in antique perfume bottles abundantly displayed in this magical environment, take a chance to purchase aromatic products from this unforgettable haven of olfactory delights.