The very cold season has already started, and the only thing that we want and can do is to stay at home, wrap ourselves in a blanket, prepare the biggest cup of hot chocolate and start looking through our sunny and warm photos that we took during this Summer. And now, I think, is that moment when I finally can share with all of us the next part of my photos that I made during my trip to Cote d’Azur this Summer.
Today you won’t see Nice, nor Cannes, nor Monaco, nor other luxury and pompous towns of this beautiful part of the world. Today we will have a trip to a small and quite famous town, which though second in size, greatness and luxury to already mentioned tourists spots, but still is a part of Top Must See, if you have a chance to visit this place.
Small town Eze, or Eze-sur-Mer, which located high above sea level, literary nests on the sharp and steep mountain slopes of French Riviera. Not for nothing, towns of this type are called perched: if you take a look from the bird’s-eye view, you can really see that every of these towns are definitely look like nest with their small special family. Thanks for this perfect location, every spot of the town offers a fantastic view: on the one side you can see endless mountains, on the other – deep cliff below which glisters in the rays of sun blue sea. Spectacle, believe me, bewitching.
Those of you who has already been to Monaco, know, that there an enormous and absolutely beautiful exotic garden can be found, full of strange cactus and flowers. In Eze you can find exactly the same one, but 3 times smaller. It’s located on the very top of the town near the yellow church. As it’s on the top, than it’s absolutely the greatest point to see the whole town, sea, mountains and even other famous Cote d’Azur spots.
One more interesting fact about Eze: from the sea shore up to the mountain where the town is, a small trail is lead. The name of it is Nietzsche Path which was lead some days by this philosopher. Nietzsche lived in Eze for sometimes and here he wrote his very known 4th part of “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”. The bravest of the travellers love to climb and descend this path, the journey takes about one and a half hours. I certainly would not risk such a bold move.
Each town of French Riviera, whether it’s large or small, famous or not, has it’s own spirit that you feel as soon as you enter it. In Eze there is no luxury, no pomp, no those kind of tourists who only with their look shows to which part of society they belong. Eze – is a small world of peace, world of tranquillity. Here you can come and sit on a bench at the cliff and think, reason with yourself. Here people find answers to the most urgent questions. Everyone returns here because not coming back is impossible. That’s what really attracts me in the small towns of Southern France, where a man can feel himself a part of something great and important, where nothing will distract you from the unity with nature and, most important, with yourself.
Вот и наступило то самое холодное время года, когда хочется укутаться в плед, приготовить себе вкусный горячий шоколад и просматривать теплые и солнечные фотографии с летних поездок. И, как мне кажется, сейчас именно тот момент, когда можно наконец-таки снова погрузиться в воспоминания о моем путешествие по Лазурному Берегу Франции этим летом.