Idées de balades : Visit an astonishing mediaeval eagle's nest

Direction Eze...

Eze Village  82Feel like admiring some stunning scenery? Take the line 82 bus on the Lignes d'Azur network in the direction of Eze Plateau de la Justice, starting from the Nice bus station "Vauban". To reach this eagle's nest of well-preserved mediaeval architecture overlooking the sea, one of the highest in France at about 430 m, you will ride along the Moyenne Corniche, which offers magnificent views and several stops from which to appreciate them.

The Musée de Paléontologie

Musée Paléontologie  82At the "Terra Amata" stop, you can take a trip back in time by visiting the Terra Amata museum of human palaeontology. Further along the route of line 82, you can also enjoy the superb views over Villefranche-sur-Mer and the Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat peninsula, and you will also get a first glimpse of Eze Village, especially at the "La Léopolda" and "Les Caroubiers" stops.

Eze Village

Vue sur la mer 82Getting off the bus at the "Eze Village" stop, you will find yourself at the entrance to the village. Here you have several choices:
  • visit the laboratory, factory and shop run by Fragonard Parfumeur, founded in Eze Village in 1926;
  • visit the mediaeval town dating back to the 11th century, with its vaulted passageways, shady little squares, ancient fountains and, at the summit, the Jardin Exotique with its rare plant species. At the end of the Avenue du Jardin Exotique, the Friedrich Nietzsche path will lead you to Eze-bord-de-mer: the philosopher wrote part of Also Sprach Zarathustra here.

Le Plateau de la Justice

Le Plateau de la Justice 82 Continuing to the "Plateau de la Justice" terminus, you will pass the Château de l'Aighetta – combining different architectural styles and currently undergoing renovations – and the Col d'Eze pass, with its luxuriant vegetation. Leaving the bus, you will have to walk for a few minutes to reach the Grande Corniche natural park and then the Plateau de la Justice: the wide green spaces, the fresh air and the view over the valley will be a pleasant surprise. Here you can relax with your family or friends or stroll in the park. Delight guaranteed!