Last week we took a short but winding bus ride up to Èze Village which is perched high in the hills halfway between Beaulieu and Monaco. Sadly, the botanical gardens at the very top were closed for Christmas, but we were still able to glimpse some spectacular views. We wandered around the maze of cobbled streets and took in the charming old details, including the impressively large church (for a town of less than 3,000) and a hillside graveyard. We brought a picnic lunch and finished off with some mulled wine, which really helped to warm us up on the sunny but crisp day.
It was a really cute town, but it was nearly deserted this time of year, much like Dubrovnik. In this case we didn’t mind having a quiet day to wander around, but we know now that these are the types of places to visit and not to stay. We need some city!