Travel in France – The Medieval Village of Eze

May 11 Eze


After the time in Nice the bus then took us to the medieval village of Eze high in the hills and Cecile was still acting as the guide. In Eze it was very hot and I was surprised since it was at a much higher elevation.


The old town of Eze is very charming and has a lot of steps and inclined steep walkways. For this reason Sue had opted to take a different tour which was less strenuous.


Doorway and steps in Eze

Shop in Eze

Art Gallery in Eze

Eze reminded me of the Italian village of Apricale, high above the town of San Remo.

Le Nid d’Aigle

I had lunch at the delightful hilltop restaurant, Le Nid d’Aigle and sat under an umbrella where I could feel a cool breeze and see the ocean below.

View from Eze

I wanted to order something French so I chose the Salad Nicoise without the tuna or anchovies.

Salad Nicoise

It was the perfect choice with some French bread and olive oil.

Olive oil and vinegar in Eze

I had time to wander around Eze and check out all the little shops tucked around the corners of this ancient town. They were each very unique and I could have spent several hours here but the time went by quickly.

Shop in Eze

The bus returned us to Cannes, where  I walked for about an hour on my own taking photos near the marina where the multimillion dollar yachts were docked and in the center of town.

Merry Go Round in Cannes

Cannes Film Festival sign

I went back to the place where the awards were to be presented the following week at the Cannes International Film Festival.  Workers were preparing things  and the whole town actually was a flurry of activity as they were getting everything ready.

It was surprising to me to see the hand prints and signatures of the movie stars in plaques on the sidewalk just like in Hollywood on the Walk of Fame.

Angelina Jolie

Meryl Streep

Mel Gibson

I was back on the ship by 5pm, had a cappuccino from the Studio Lounge where it is complimentary and freshened up a bit. The Studio Lounge is a new idea and this is the only ship to have it. It is an area designed for the solo traveler and the Norwegian Epic is the only cruise ship which has studio cabins for solo travelers.

Norwegian Epic Studio Lounge

Cappuccino machine in Norwegian Epic Studio Lounge

Sue was not back yet, and I went to an early performance of a Beatles tribute group. It was a lot of fun and they were very entertaining. The audience was singing along and dancing in the aisles!

Later I met up with Sue and we went to get a bite to eat and then deposited a little more at the casino.  Tomorrow is an early day for me as the tour to Avignon and Aix au Provence leaves at 7am. Good night.

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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2 Responses to Travel in France – The Medieval Village of Eze

  1. Bonnie D. says:

    Loved the staircases, especially the one that appears to have a little place planned for flowers to sit in, the shots of the light and shadow at the “Deli” and I want the mouse that hangs out at the shop with red flowers abounding about the place. Yes indeed, would go very well with Miss Beebe, my 6’5″ mannequin.


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