Phone : 04 93 41 10 30 ; Tourism Board : 04 93 41 26 00
Accès et parkings : Nationale 7, Moyenne Corniche, direction Eze-Village.
Parking place du Général de Gaulle.
Parking place Figuiera.
Parking for the bus, place François Demay
Parkings bus: 36 € ; free for groups from 12 paying people with the exotic garden.
Built on the foundations of a twelfth-century church, the church of Eze Village a neo-classical eighteenth century building, is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption.
The building has been classified as historical monuments in December 5th, 1984.
The church was rebuilt, replacing the previous one which was in ruins, between 1764 and 1778 by the Italian architect Antoine Spinelli, because of Duke Charles Emmanuel III of Savoy wish. It was consecrated in 1772.
"Feet firmly anchored on the ground,
but head in the stars..."
The collection of cactus of the garden allows to get to know the diversity of the world of the cactus.
Echinocactus grusonii is probably one of the most known because of its globular shape scattered of spines which has the nickname of "mother-in-law cushion". The other cactus very familiar to the visitors is the Opuntia and in particular Opuntia Ficus usually called "prickly pear". Under the name of "nopal", the pre-Coloumbian gathered many Opuntias with pricly pear in the garden : O. mycrodasys, O. bergeriana... They took the pulp of the peickly pear without thorns and mixed it with honey to make some creams for the skin.
You can admire also other kinds of plants such as the Neobuxmaunia Polylopha and the Trichocereus Pasacana with their large white flower.
Subjects itinerary, artistic, botanical, panorama
The Jardin d'Eze, known as "the exotic garden" offers the chance to discover exotic plants and history and traditions of Eze.