One of the most beautiful views over Eze, an artist’s hamlet on the French Riviera, is from the Exotic Garden. Planted on 429 metres above sea level on the site of a Medieval fortress, this unusual garden was installed after the Second World War by then mayor of Eze, Jean Gastaud. The garden’s southside is full of thriving cacti and succulents hailing from desert climates and the northside is devoted to Mediterranean species. Serene female figures in clay and bronze are dotted throughout the garden’s pathways – the work of local sculptor Jean-Philippe Richard. Visitors to this charming garden overlooking the deep blue Mediterranean can stay for a while, soaking up the sun’s rays from the comfort of a deck chair.
Le Jardin Exotique
20 Rue du Château
Open daily from 9.00am to 4.30pm
+33 4 93 41 10 30