My heart got stolen by the most beautiful hilltop village in south of France, Èze, a former castle and village that was born 4000 years ago...want To know more about Clara's Discovery?
お時間ある方は是非リニューアルオープンしたエズ植物園やNotre Dame de l’Assomption教会にも足を運んでみてくださいね！
エズ周辺には紀元前2000年頃に居住が開始された。Èzeの名前はサン＝ローラン・デズ（"St. Laurent d'Èze"）と呼ばれる港として、Antoninの海事本に見受けられる。この地域はローマ人だけでなく、973年にプロヴァンス伯ギヨームによって追い払われるまで約80年間ムーア人による支配を受けた。
エズはフランス地中海の上方の標高427mに位置する高い崖を見下ろす場所にあるため、「鷲の巣 (eagle's nest)」と言われる。高い標高のため、村と明るい黄褐色の教会は遠方から確認することができる。教会内では、エジプトの十字架が、村のルーツがポエニ人の時代に遡ることを思い起こさせる。彼らはイシス神を称えて寺院を建設した。
The cutest adventurous little village in south of France offers so many beautiful surprises!!
Though Being French, I had the opportunity for the first time To discover the beautiful hilltop village of Èze, who was created 4000 years ago! An absolute gorgeous village full of little boutiques and galleries made of stones, and you can also let yourself submerge into the newly reopened Èze Botanical Garden or its beautiful church !
It truly felt like walking around treasure hunting discovering medieval little streets and object and one day is not enough to enjoy this amazing little village! I truly recommend you for those who have not had the pleasure yet of walking around one of the most beautiful villages of France!!
Of course for those who like high-end Gourmet, You can enjoy an absolutely Memorable evening At «La Chèvre d'Or» a super famous STAR-Restaurant overlooking the amazing Mediterranean Sea while being sweetly protected by the "Golden Goat" that belongs to Èze! A one and only experience recommended for Honeymoon or Anniversary dinner!
For those who want to know more about Èze...
Èze is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France, not far from the city of Nice.
The area surrounding Èze was first populated around 2000 BC as a commune situated near Mount Bastide. The earliest occurrence of the name "Èze" caused to be a bay called the St. Laurent of Èze. The area was subsequently occupied by not only the Romans but also the Moors who held the area for approximately 80 years until they were driven out by William of Provence in 973.
By 1388 Èze fell under the jurisdiction of the House of Savoy, who built up the town as a fortified stronghold because of its proximity to Nice. The history of Èze became turbulent several times in the next few centuries as French and Turkish troops seized the village under orders from Hayreddin Barbarossa in 1543, and Louis XIV destroyed the walls surrounding the city in 1706 in the war of the Spanish succession. Finally in April 1860, Eze was designated as part of France by unanimous decision by the people of Eze.
Èze has been described as an “eagle's nest” because of its location overlooking a high cliff 427 metres (1,401 ft) above sea level on the French Mediterranean. It's so high that the light ochre church within (Notre Dame de l’Assomption built in 1764) can be seen from afar. An Egyptian crossinside the church suggests the village's ancient roots, when the Phoenicians erected a temple there to honour the goddess Isis.
Traditionally, the territory of the Principality of Monaco was considered to begin in the Èze village (outskirts of Nice), running along the Mediterranean coast to Menton, on the present Italian border.
The commune is located on the French Riviera, extending from the Mediterranean Sea (Èze-sur-Mer) to the hilltop with a medieval village (Èze-Village). Saint-Laurent-d'Eze connects these villages.
Èze, renowned tourist site on the French Riviera, is famous worldwide for the view of the sea from its hill top. Its Jardin botanique d'Èze is known for its collection of cacti and succulents, as well as its panoramic views. Walt Disney spent a significant amount of time in Èze.
The oldest building in the village is the Chapelle de la Sainte Croix and dates back to 1306. Members of the lay order of the White Penitents of Èze, in charge of giving assistance to plague victims, would hold their meetings there. The shape of the bell-turret is an indication that the village once belonged to the Republic of Genoa.
The small medieval village is famous for its beauty and charm. Its many shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants attract a large number of tourists and honeymooners. As a result, Èze has become dubbed by some a village-musée, a "museum village", as few residents of local origin live here. From Èze there are gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea.
The motto of the village is the phrase Isis Moriendo Renascor (meaning "In death I am Reborn") and its emblem is a phoenix perched on a bone.
The local dialect (nearly extinct) is similar to the Monégasque language of the nearby Principality of Monaco, and is related to Ligurian but with some influences from the Occitan language.
Èze is one of thirteen villages grouped together by the Communauté d'agglomération de Nice-Côte d'Azur tourist department as the Route des Villages Perchés (Route of Perched Villages). The others are: Aspremont, Castagniers, Coaraze, Colomars, Duranus, Falicon, La Gaude, La Roquette, Levens, Saint-Blaise, Saint-Jeannet and Tourrette-Levens.
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