Created: Rodica St ătescu Source: www.citypictures.com Music: Nana Mouskouri Automatic transition Eze en Provence
THE VILLAGE OF EZE , FRANCE Eze village - located in the mountains near Nice on the road in Monaco. It is a medieval city on rock and broken at the pinnacle of the exotic garden . Surprisingly , about a place they know , not all French . But the power of experience and the beauty of panoramic views from this place nothing compares ! The picturesque medieval village of Eze, has become a real gem of French Cote d'Azur. The village was founded in 600 BC, when the municipality shepherds organized settlement here. The main part of Eze , which exists to this day , was established in the 10th century . Each building is decorated with great attention to detail. Some historians believe that the name of this ancient village is connected with the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess Isis , while others believe that it comes from the Latin visia or Avisium - as in ancient Rome called observation points in the mountains. The fortress , built during the time of Caesar, like an eagle's nest, perched on a cliff height of 427 m above sea level. The ancient village , living in agriculture, in the XIV century was the citadel of Guelph. Narrow streets , giving a picturesque village, steep climb up the hill and leads to the White Penitents chapel and the church - the monuments , certainly deserving of attention. In an exotic botanical garden gaze of visitors gathered here appear different plants. On a picturesque path , lined with olive trees and pines, you can go down to the bottom " rails " - a steep cliff above the sea-shore. In the Middle Ages until 1388 Eze, was part of Provence , and then , sharing the fate of Nice came into the possession of the Dukes of Savoy . In 1860, Eze went to France . Now carefully restored Az - a real open air museum . At the highest point of the village are the ruins of an ancient castle (Ancien Chateau) surrounded by exotic gardens (Jardin Exotique), numbering hundreds of varieties of cacti and succulents .
There is also a record - cactus height of 13 m , weighing over one ton. Houses on the main street - rue Principale ( st. Principal ) reminiscent of an Italian last Eça . In the drawings on the walls of houses can be seen on occupation and social position of their former masters . Now here is mainly shops and art galleries. In the White Penitents chapel (Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, XIV, pl. du Planet) should pay attention to the Catalan cross XIII century. with the smiling face of Christ, as well as on the left of the altar statue of the Madonna (XVI) with the Christ child holding a pine cone . In 1920, the Swedish Prince William built on the edge of the village a small private residence , now known as Eze Castle (Chateau Eze, rue de la Pise). The castle often resting his father , Gustav V. Members of the Swedish royal family came here before 1950 is currently in the castle is open luxury hotel in 10 rooms . Almost close to adjoin the Moors Gate (Porte des Maures, XIV) with two banked watchtowers . From hanging here once the doors were only loops . Interior here of course is unique . From the village you can hike the trail of Friedrich Nietzsche (Chemin Frederic Nietzsche), going down to the sea . The famous philosopher, first passed by it in 1883 In Aisey he lived 18 years and wrote many of his works, including most of the book “How to Spoke Zarathustra”.