Gardens of the French Riviera, part 2
May 13, 2011Public
Photo: Tuesday we visit the medieval village of Eze,
Photo: perched 1500 ft. above the Mediterranean.
Photo: Eze is famous for its cactus garden.
Photo: Cactuses, I learned, are New World plants, while the similar euphorbias are Old World. It is not always easy to tell the difference.
Photo: These are probably neither.
Photo: The setting is spectacular.
Photo: Cactus and succulent lovers could spend hours here.
Photo: Alternatively, they can just relax in the sun.
Photo: When finished, we walk ...
Photo: ... down ...
Photo: ... through the charming village ...
Photo: ... by a private garden ...
Photo: ... and its fallen giraffes ...
Photo: ... past the village ...
Photo: ... all the way to the sea.
Photo: There are plenty of plants to keep us happy on the way.
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Photo: Looking back up at Eze ...
Photo: ... and down at Eze-sur-Mer, our destination.
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Photo: After passing somebody's lavish estate (Bono has a villa in Eze-sur-Mer. This might be it!) ...
Photo: ... we hit the beach.