Eze and Cap Ferrat

The medieval village of Eze is a must-see if you are visiting the Côte d’Azur and love historical buildings.

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Located between Nice and Monaco it is an absolute jewel overlooking the Mediterranean.

Like most of the little villages on the French Riviera this is a tourist hotspot, so try and visit off-season or early morning/early evening. We were fortunate that it was fairly quiet –  even so, I would recommend booking a restaurant in advance.

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The winding narrow streets are simply beautiful and the stonework is breathtaking – the hue changing from pale chalk to honey-coloured as the sun sets.

We ate at Le Nid d’Aigle and had a lovely lunch outside in the shade.

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The snails were cooked perfectly and I’d also recommend the salmon tartare with yuzu sorbet.

Don’t forget to nip inside the restaurant to see the beautiful views over the rooftops down to the sea.

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Unfortunately we didn’t go to the botanical gardens as it was a hot, humid day and we had the children in tow but they look lovely. Also make time to have a drink and/or meal at the stunning Relais Chateau hotel: Chateau de La Chèvre d’Or.

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Not a bad way to while away a few hours!

From Eze it’s an easy drive to Cap Ferrat.

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It’s an ideal time to do some villa window-shopping before heading to one of the lovely beaches. We headed to Paloma Beach:

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The perfect place to cool-off with a side of people watching.

What are your favourite places in the Côte d’Azur? (It’s good to get some tips as I’ll definitely be back!)

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