Guia de viagem de Èze
Nestled high atop a rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean sea, the village of Èze is a place that seems frozen in time. Centered around the ruins of a 12th century castle, an intricate labyrinth of medieval streets bursts with craft boutiques and art exhibitions. This charming hilltop village is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the Côte d’Azur region of France.
Locals call Èze a village-museé (museum village) and village d’art et de gastronomie (village of art and gastronomy). Its medieval structures blend well with shops, art galleries, hotels, and restaurants. Èze is a small town, but one of the prettiest medieval towns in the world.
Èze is nestled on the hilltop 425 meters above the sea, between Agradável e Mônaco on the French Riviera. Èze includes a hilltop medieval village (Èze Village — the part worth visiting) and a seaside area which extends to the Mediterranean (Èze-Sur-Mer — a small residential area and the seaside, below the train). It has a population of 3,000, but only a few actually live in the old village, which has been turned into purely a tourist destination.
Budget about 2 hours to explore the Village, and add on time for lunch and if you want to hike down to the beach.
Èze Village is a well-preserved medieval village with steep narrow streets, perched a rock 1,400 feet above the rest of the French Riviera. The mountain-top village dates back to the medieval years, with uneven stone streets, narrow passages, and low archways. It has a small stone archway as its entrance from Place du Centenaire , e uma pracinha para comemorar os 100 anos do plebiscito de 1860.
The village of Èze is known for its winding cobblestone streets, which are so narrow that they are impassable by car. Visitors to Èze must park their vehicles at the bottom of the hill and make the ascent on foot. As they climb higher and higher, they are treated to stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
At the top of the hill, visitors are greeted by the ruins of a medieval castle that was once used to defend the village from invaders. The castle has since been converted into a botanical garden, which is home to a vast array of exotic plants and flowers. The garden is a truly enchanting place, with hidden corners and winding paths that lead visitors on a journey of discovery.
As ruínas de um castelo fortificado do século XII coroam esta antiga vila fortificada. De longe, parece um ninho de águia no topo de um pico estreito voltado para o mar Mediterrâneo. Èze foi moldada pelos romanos, mouros e pela Casa de Sabóia. A vila foi construída no topo do afloramento rochoso por questões de segurança, pois era um local estratégico para detectar os sempre problemáticos piratas que assaltavam o país repetidas vezes. As paredes que foram erguidas no século XII foram desmanteladas em 1706 por ordem de Luís XIV. Procure a placa de pedra entre o canteiro de flores, que lembra o povo da votação para ingressar na França.
Take a break from walking at the stunning Chateau Eza , a secluded 400-year-old property and former residence of a Swedish Prince, offers a one-star Michelin gourmet experience on their elegant terrace with stunning views of the coastline. For uber-gastronomic dining, the two-Michelin-star La Chevre d’Or is world-famous. Make sure to book in advance.
Èze is also home to a number of artisan shops and galleries, where you can purchase locally made souvenirs and artwork. The village is particularly famous for its perfumeries, which have been producing fragrances for over 300 years.
Èze’s Exotic Garden
Jardim Exótico de Èze (Jardin Exotique) está localizado no topo da vila de Èze. É fácil de encontrar: basta continuar caminhando pela vila para cima. Deste jardim, você pode desfrutar de uma vista panorâmica da Riviera Francesa. Com vista para magníficas vilas enfeitadas com buganvílias brilhantes, o Jardim Exótico é um refúgio de tranquilidade (quando não está cheio de turistas, é claro), sem falar no sonho de um horticultor, repleto de cactos, árvores cítricas, plantas tropicais, suculentas, e esculturas de terracota.
O jardim possui uma extensa coleção de plantas mediterrâneas, todas bem cuidadas e claramente sinalizadas e explicadas aos visitantes. A vista, no entanto, supera as plantas e é a principal razão pela qual a maioria das pessoas vem aqui. Enquanto a Vila de Èze tem muitas ruas íngremes e muitos degraus, o Jardim Exótico tem muitos e muitos degraus e alguns caminhos íngremes. Se as pernas aguentarem, a visita vale bem a pena, porque as vistas são magníficas.
Église Notre-Dame de l'Assomption
esta igreja é um exemplo impressionante da arquitetura barroca, com uma torre do relógio de dois níveis. A cor é neoclássica em ocre. Foi construído em 1765. Uma antiga cruz egípcia construída pelos gregos de Phocaean mostra as raízes da cidade. Eles ergueram um templo na vila dedicado a Ísis, deusa da vida e da eternidade, de onde a vila recebeu esse nome. A igreja tem 18 sóis como decorações que ressoam com a presença sagrada.
The history of perfume-making in Èze dates back to the 16th century, when the village became known for its production of aromatic plants and flowers. The unique micro-climate of the region, with its mild winters and sunny summers, provided the perfect growing conditions for a wide variety of fragrant plants, including lavender, jasmine, rose, and orange blossom.
At the time, perfume-making was a craft that was practiced by local farmers and herbalists, who would distill the essential oils from the plants using traditional methods. These oils were then used to make perfumes, soaps, and other fragrant products. Over time, the perfume industry in Èze grew and became more specialized. In the 18th century, the town’s first perfumery was established by a local family, and by the end of the 19th century, Èze was home to several prominent perfume houses.
Today, Èze is still home to some of the oldest perfume houses in the world, such as Galimard , Fragonard . Visitors to Èze can take a tour of one of the village’s perfumeries, where they can learn about the history of perfume-making in the region, as well as see how the essential oils are extracted and blended to create the final product. They can also purchase a bottle of perfume or other fragrant product to take home as a souvenir of their visit.
Uma das áreas residentes famosos não é outro senão o vocalista do U2 Bono (leia sobre sua residência à beira-mar e onde ele fica).
O caminho de Nietzsche
O caminho , which connects Èze-sur-Mer and Èze Village, got its name from the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. It means “Nietzsche’s footpaths”. This narrow path up the side of the mountain, through the forest, is where he walked to contemplate and create.
The Chemin de Nietzsche in Èze is great if you want an easy but tiring uphill hike while you enjoy beautiful seaside views from above. The round-trip trek of the 427-meter-high former mule path will take about three hours, and at moments it is rocky and quite strenuous, though not for a reasonably fit person. But what really leaves you breathless is the emotional sweep that seems to carry and lift you, especially on the descent, when the coast reveals itself and leaps straight up from the limestone rock formations.
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Como viajar para Èze
Whether you are staying in Monaco or Nice, Èze Village is a quick and easy town to reach — just make sure to wear sneakers. It is approximately 25 minutes from Nice and 18 minutes from Monaco.
Pelo ar: Take a flight to the Nice airport which is only 30 minutes away from Èze by car.
De ônibus: If you are in Nice, you can take the tram to the Vauban tram stop, then walk around the small parking lot and go through the archway to the bus station. It might not look like there is a bus station there, but if you continue walking, you will see it. Take buses #112 and #82 from Nice, which alternately leave approximately once an hour from the bus station on Monday-Saturday. Only #82 runs on holidays and Sundays.
Tickets for the bus cost €1.50, and you can purchase them from the bus driver. Sit on the right side of the bus to get beautiful views of the sea as you ride the half hour to Èze. When you do get off at the bus stop, head to the right and up. It is a bit of a hike to the village. After you are finished exploring Èze, you can pick up bus #112 to continue to Monaco if you choose.
De carro: The main road to reach it is the Moyenne Corniche (one of the three roads) between Nice and Monaco. The village of Èze is not accessible by car. Visitors to Èze must park their vehicles at the bottom of the hill (if you can find a spot to park) and make the ascent on foot.
By train: Trains run from Nice to Èze-sur-Mer, and the beach is only one minute away from the station. However if you want to visit the Village, you’ll need to take the Nietzsche Path , which is a hike, so you’ll need to wear sneakers. So, we recommend taking a bus to Èze Village, hike down to Èze-sur-Mer and catch the train wherever you want to head back.
Video Tours de Èze
The village of Èze is a true gem of the Côte d’Azur region. With its stunning views, charming streets, and rich history, it is a place that should not be missed by anyone traveling to southern France.