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Petit Jardin Exotique, Eze

Listed under Gardens in Nice, France.

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Eze’s ‘petit jardin exotique’ is located in the French Riviera. Suspended some 429 metres between sea and sky, this exotic garden offers the visitor the most breath-taking views of Eze and the surrounding area. The garden itself contains over 400 species of plants and cacti, surrounding the ruins of the castle along a maze of little paths.

You can see from the couple of pictures before getting there that the scenery is wonderful. Perched in an "eagle's nest" at the height of an imposing and superb cliff, the village and its light ochre church can be seen from afar. Once there, you will discover a small Provencal village filled with charm and colourful window boxes, offering a panoramic view of the sea and coast-line. Small narrow roads, archways and superbly restored stone houses, shady squares, refreshing ancient fountains... you will soon be seduced by the marvels of Eze.

The village is so beautiful, it's hard to keep your mind on the fact that you are here to see the gardens... The numerous small arts and crafts boutiques are hard to resist... some of them are like tiny caves dug out of the rocky hillside. The streets of this medieval village have witnessed its historic past. The two look-out towers at the entrance, the door-way and the gun-boat all classified as historic monuments.

There is now an incredible sculpture display throughout the gardens, I hope you enjoy looking at some of the pictures I took of the ladies….just gorgeous and all done by Jean-Philippe Richard. And oh, the plants were gorgeous too!

Every time I come back to visit, I am enchanted…this garden truly is enhanced by the vistas surrounding it.

Written by  Donna Dawson.

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So beautiful that it hurts...

If you ever go to the french riviera, a visit to Eze and the Petit Jardin Exotique is a must. The view is magnificent! Romantic...

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