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The mountain village Eze: photo description (Eze Village)

One of the small Riviera town of Eze has two parts that should be distinguished. They are located at some distance from each other, and so there are nuances in how to get to the top or bottom part of it, by train and by bus.

The lower part is called Eze-sur-Mer, there are private houses, small narrow beach and the train station. There you can descend, perhaps once out of curiosity or bathing. Because all the most interesting sights of Eze are in the other, the upper part of the mountain village located at an altitude of more than four hundred meters above sea level.

The village itself ez happy beautiful and has the charm of the old South settlement. Its environs, opening from the cliff on top of which it is located, will also provide "food" for the eyes of the traveler. Only within the exotic garden of Eze has two viewing platforms, one of which appeared recently. By the way, this garden is one of the main attractions of the village, there are a variety of cacti, including imported from South America - miniature and giant, spikey or during flowering covered with flowers.

Cacti and palm tree gardens surround the picturesque ruins of the ancient fortress. It is known that the settlement at this place existed in the VI century BC, and the construction of the first fortress was undertaken in this region in the first century by the Romans. Its present appearance is the village of Eze bought about ten centuries ago. Because of the narrow cobbled streets and stone houses Eze called a fairy tale village.

The oldest building of the village is the Church, built in the early XIII century and is known as the temple of the brotherhood of white Penitents sinners. Another remarkable Church appeared here in the XVIII century and was dedicated to the assumption of the blessed virgin.

Both parts Eze binds so-called "path of Nietzsche" - the mountain path on which he loved to walk the philosopher, pondering his future novel "thus spoke Zarathustra".