Indulge in the quiet side of the Côte d’Azur. Plage d’Èze.

The tiny village of Eze on the Côte d’Azur boasts of a quiet sliver of a pebble beach, with clear, bright blue waters.

Eze, between Nice and Monaco is far from the glitzy beaches of the French Riviera like Saint-Tropez, Antibes and Cannes and is a great place to spend the afternoon. It extends from the Mediterranean Sea, Èze-sur-Mer, to the hilltop with a medieval village, Èze-Village.

Èze has been described as an eagle’s nest because of its location overlooking a high cliff 427 metres above sea level.  Views from the medieval village of the French Mediterranean are beyond spectacular.


We caught the train from Nice and it took less than 20 minutes to get to Eze, where we found Plage d’Èze a short distance from the station.

Other than my dear sister getting stung by a jellyfish, multiple painful times, our day spent on Papaya Beach, Èze, was sublime.

However, beware of jellyfish especially the Pelagia noctiluca variety, commonly known as the Mauve Stinger that infest the waters of the Côte d”Azur. I understand a jellyfish ‘early warning system’ is to be launched along the Riviera soon.

Papaya Beach []

Quiet sunset


11 thoughts on “Indulge in the quiet side of the Côte d’Azur. Plage d’Èze.

  1. Great pictures! I remember spending a beautiful afternoon outside Nice in this little town called Villefranche. I still dream about going back to live there.

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  3. Stunning photos. We went last yr just for a couple of days and happened to go to Antibes too… one can never get tired of that blue.. i hope to make a longer trip to the coast next time, including Eze

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