The medieval village of Èze is an eagles’ nest perched about 1,400 feet above sea level just 12 km from Nice.  First settled in 2000 BCE, the village has passed through the hands of the Romans, Moors, Phoenicians, Turks, and Italians.  The village is broken up into two sections: Èze-sur-Mer, which is located on the water, and Èze Village, which is the hilltop village.  They are connected by the Nietzsche Path, where Freidrich Nietzsche apparently enjoyed hiking to the beach and pondering the beauty of the area.

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