Overlooking Chateau De La Chevre d’Or, Eze
Hot off the press from the French Riviera’s Chateau De La Chevre d’Or
Situated high up on a rocky cliff overlooking the French Riviera, is the enchanting medieval fairytale village of Eze. Wandering through the winding cobblestone pathways is like walking right into the 15th century. If a knight in shining armor were to emerge on horseback clip-clopping through the village, it wouldn’t seem at all out of place! After just a bit of strolling into this magical town, you’ll come upon the fabulous 5-star hotel, Chateau de la Chevre d’Or. This delightful little piece of heaven is luxurious and replete with all of the modern amenities, yet it maintains the medieval charm of the rest of the village, with its bougainvillea-draped stone walls and ancient architecture.
Equally as stunning as the hotel and town are the dramatic views to be found in any direction. Looking one way reveals the beautiful hillsides of the French Riveira and its abundant greenery which is generously dotted with lovely chateaus. Then, turn your head slightly and your eyes will be presented with that gorgeous sparkling azure Mediterranean Sea with many a yacht sailing by.
Bring a pair of good walking shoes! You will want to take walks around the village and the beautifully landscaped grounds of the hotel. You can enjoy sculpture gardens that include both contemporary and classic French statues. There is a life sized chess board, animal sculptures, and a small army of larger-than-life terra cotta Chinese warriors. There are fountains, flowers and a lovely gazebo. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the many stairs to be climbed to get to these different terraces.
The other 3 restaurants are open during the warmer months. Les Remparts is known for its spectacular terrace views and was actually rated as one of the top 10 most exceptional terraces in the 2015 Michelin Guide. It offers delicious lunch options of mostly Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. L’Eden offers a delicious a la carte Mediterranean menu. They are both a nice choice for dinner. Le Café du Jardin serves a lighter, more casual fare out on the terrace. Simple and fresh sandwiches, salads and pizza are favorites.