Eze, local village & surroundings

Gardens

- Exotic Garden Eze village

The Jardin d'Eze, known as "the exotic garden" offers the chance to discover exotic plants and history and traditions of Eze. The panorama is one of the most exceptional in the Riviera, going as far as the Monts de L'Esterel and Golfe de Saint-Tropez.
It received the certificate of excellence Trip Advisor 2014 and 2015.

- Maria Serena Garden Menton

In the immediate vicinity of the Franco-Italian border, in the majestic natural landscape of the Garavan Bay topped by the Red Rocks you can discover the Villa Serena. Its garden is supposed to be the most temperate garden in France. 

- Serre de la Madone Menton

This is Lawrence Johnston's French garden. Best known for making Hidcote in England, Johnston was a wealthy American. He employed a dozen gardeners to maintain the large plant collection and brought plants from around the world, including Burma, China and South Africa. As at Hidcote, the garden is divided into compartments with hedges and walls. 

- Botanic Exotic Garden Val Rahmeh Menton

The Botanical Gardens of the Val Rahmeh were created on several levels by Lord Percy Radcliffe, a former Governor of Malta, in 1905. Its botanical aspect was however designed by Miss Campbell in the ’50s.

- Ephrussi Gardens of Rothschild

Built on the narrowest part of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat promontory, this sumptuous palazzo, one of the finest listed buildings on the French Riviera, has views over the Bay of Villefranche on one side and the Bay of Beaulieu on the other. The Villa is surrounded by nine magnificent gardens offering patios, waterfalls, ponds, herbaceous borders, shady paths and rare trees. These are the Florentine, Spanish French, Exotic, Japanese, Stone and Provencal gardens. 

Museums

- Cocteau Menton Museum

The Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton is one of the newest (2011) and most architecturally stunning museums on the Cote d’Azur, the unusual design being inspired by Jean Cocteau’s life and iconic work. 

- Musée Océanographique Monaco

Monumental jewel envisioned by the Prince who pictured a veritable "Palace", the Oceanographic Museum is one of the masterpieces of the country's identity. Indeed, the Museum takes an important part in the influence of the Principality in its scientific, economic and touristic facets. Its architecture is inspired on all accounts by the marine world: the ornamentation on the walls or within follows the theme of the sea and its living organisms. 

- Musée Renoir Cagnes sur Mer

The Renoir Museum stands in the heart of a magnificent estate with centuries-old olive trees and a superb panorama all the way to Cap d'Antibes. The view on Haut-de-Cagnes is exceptional. With its collections, 14 original paintings, sculptures, furniture and studio... it offers moving testimony to the Impressionist Master's family and creative universe. 

- Musée Chagall Nice

The Musee Marc Chagall was created with the cooperation of the artist himself, who not only curated the exhibit, but installed the immense mosaic, designed the stained glass for the concert hall, specified the layout of the gardens, and chose the exact placement of each of his works in the museum. It is the largest public collection of his work.

- Musée Matisse Nice

The Matisse Museum is situated on the hill of Cimiez, not far from the Franciscan monastery with its Italianate gardens, the Hotel Regina where Matisse used to reside, and the Gallo-Roman ruins. Since the 5th of January 1963 the Museum has been welcoming vistors to its collection of works left by the artist (and his heirs) to the city of Nice where he lived from 1918 until 1954.

- Musée Picasso Antibes

Address: Château Grimaldi, Place Mariejol - 06600 Antibes
☎ +33 (0)4 92 90 54 20 / 26

- Fondation Maeght St Paul de Vence

Address623, chemin des Gardettes - 06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
☎ +33 (0)4 93 32 81 63

Villas

- Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild 

Built on the narrowest part of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat promontory, this sumptuous palazzo, one of the finest listed buildings on the French Riviera, has views over the Bay of Villefranche on one side and the Bay of Beaulieu on the other. The Villa is surrounded by nine magnificent gardens offering patios, waterfalls, ponds, herbaceous borders, shady paths and rare trees. These are the Florentine, Spanish French, Exotic, Japanese, Stone and Provencal gardens.

- Villa Grecque Kérylos

An original reconstruction of an ancient Greek dwelling, Villa Kérylos is the realisation of a dream – that of Théodore Reinach, an archaeologist and French statesman, fascinated by Greek civilisation. It is also the fruit of an exemplary collaboration with architect Emmanuel Pontremoli who was passionate about this project.

**Association Cap Moderne**
In front of Monaco, a remarkable cultural and natural site now known as Cap moderne, assembles the villa E-1027 of Eileen Gray, le Cabanon,  les Unités de camping of Le Corbusier & the bar-restaurant l’Etoile de mer; as much mythic architectures in an exceptional natural environment. 

- E 1027 Villa d’Eileen Gray et Jean Badovici

Icon of modern architecture, the villa E-1027, first architectural creation of Eileen Gray, demonstrates its reflection in the drawing of each detail. During 3 years, Eileen Gray designs the furniture and, in collaboration with Jean Badovici, draws the project plans. 

- L’étoile de Mer Bar Restaurant de Thomas Rebutato 

With its panoramic terrace at the seafront, its very foundations, reeds, bar, the Etoile de Mer illustrates the way of life of a "cabanonier" in the Mediterranean. 

- Cabanon Le Corbusier

From the Swiss Jura , Le Corbusier loved the Mediterranean sea, its lighting, landscapes, founders of important civilizations and rural architectures. Le Cabanon shows this anchorage. 

Visits by foot

Nietzsche Path from the hotel parking (drop 489m). 

Beaten tracks in the littoral:
Cap Ferrat Tour 
- Cap Martin Tour (Le Corbusier path) 
- "À la tête de chien" hiking
- Saint Agnès-Gorbio hiking

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