This walk starts by exploring Eze, then circumnavigating Mont Bastide before descending to Eze bord de Mer and then taking the Nietzsche path back to Eze.
So a tour of the old village, then hill walking giving extensive views and varied flora. An opportunity to spend time next to the sea front and then climb the Neitzsche path - there is an explanatory information board near the village.
Be aware that due to ascent / descent and ground underfoot that this walk cannot be hurried. (why would you want to?)
We parked roadside, walked to the village of Eze which we then explored. We then followed the marked trail from the village leading up Mont Bastide. There are fine views of the village and over the coast. The flora changed distinctly as we climbed, reached the summit & descended again where the maritime influnce became more apparent. Excellent views from the summit.
The path down twists & turns eventually taking you through residential areas to the main road through Eze bord de Mer. Here you can walk to the sea fron & beach,or as we did continue past the station & bus stop to the signed Nietzsche path for a steady pull back to Eze. Again some great views and Flora.
My daughter, having previously walked to Eze from the station at Eze bord de Mer up the Neitzsche path & returning the same route suggested that we drive to Eze & park there. This meant we did the climb from sea level to 570m in two stages; I recommend this approach.
However if you arrive by bus or train this option is not available, but your walk will be about 1Km shorter.
Much of the path is on bedrock covered with loose gravel / small stones. Proper walking footwear is essential. (Forget the designer footwear!)
There are steep drops. You cross the busy road ( Corniche) and care is needed. It is dual carriageway, but there is no central refuge
Tips and hints
As mentioned some of the paths are steep and covered in loose stones & gravel, you need to be sure footed.
The top of Mont Bastide is exposed & you may need windproof clothing.
We arrived by car.
Note where we parked added about 1Km to the walk, if you start from Eze or Eze bord de Mer then the walk will be reduced by this distance.
ParkingThere is public parking, but we found a space roadside just outside the village.
Book recommendations for this region:
Good walking shoes.
Drinks / snacks & something to carry them & bring rubbish back.