Exotic garden of Eze Photo of Eze Village copyright BBO studio BD 02


The exotic garden is located in the town of Eze.
It is the destination not to be missed to admire the most beautiful spot of the Riviera: the bay.

Discover the exotic garden of Eze and its sumptuous plants of the region and the whole world.
This remarkable garden is a real open-air museum with the statues of Jean-Philippe Richard.
Your botanical walk in the heart of one of the most beautiful perched villages in France.


The most beautiful panorama of the French Riviera

Panoramic view of the sea front eze

Garden of Eze

Built in the ruins of a medieval fortress, the exotic garden of Eze offers an exceptional panorama on the Riviera.

Perched at an altitude of 429 meters at the top of the village of Eze, enjoy a panoramic view from the Esterel massif to the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

On a clear day, you can even see the Corsican mountains.
Let your eyes admire the Mediterranean Sea and its coastline.


The story of the creation of the Garden


discover the alleys of Eze

Eze Village copyright MASSON

The garden is located on the ancient fortress of Eze-Village.
This fortress was built from the XII century and destroyed by Louis XIV during the War of Spanish Succession in 1706.
The castle is located on a very important surveillance point of the Mediterranean.
You can see the port city of Villefranche, a strategic place in the Middle Ages.

The English took advantage of the mildness of the Côte d'Azur climate.
They were responsible for the creation of many gardens on the Riviera and introduced several exotic species, notably palm trees.

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The southern exposure of this place makes it suitable for succulents.

After the Second World War, the mayor of the time, André Gianton, and Jean Gastaud, architect, decided to create an exotic garden in the ruins of the castle.
Mr Gastaud is the creator of the exotic garden of Monaco.

At an altitude of 429 meters, the temperature in the garden in summer is around 32°c.
In winter, however, it is sometimes necessary to cover the plants.


Plants from all continents


Botanical Garden Côte d'Azur

Exotic garden of Eze Credit Office of Tourism Eze

Let yourself be guided by the thematic path.
Discover the various varieties of cactus, aloe, agave but also Mediterranean plants in the northern part and tropical plants in the Zen area.

Discover the species through :

  • A fun and educational journey
  • A trail of enameled lava tables that allows you to learn about these plants and the history of the village.
  • Plant identification plates with QR codes that familiarize you with the plants, their origin, their use.

For those who have a green thumb:
You can receive by mail the complete cards wished with the information how to cultivate at home such plant.


A botanical walk divided into 2 parts


Exotic garden of eze

Eze Village copyright BBO studio

The south side, planted with cacti

On the south side of the garden, succulent plants line the paths: agaves, cacti, aloes, euphorbias and other crassulaceae.
They are native to the desert regions of North America, Mexico and South Africa.

On the northern side, the Mediterranean vegetation

The shady, moist north side is landscaped with Mediterranean-type plants.
This part was restored in 2014.

Myrtles, rockroses, arbutus and other euphorbias are found alongside more exotic species such as :

  • Tree ferns,
  • The hostas of China
  • Agapanthus from South Africa.


An open-air museum


view from 'eze on St jean cap ferrat

Garden of Eze and the statues of Jean-Philippe Richard

The particularity of the garden is its location, on the side of a rock.
In order to arrange the garden, different plants were brought in the planters located in the rock.
At the time, everything was brought up on the back of a mule, or on the back of a man.
Nowadays, everything is brought in by helicopter.


Eze Village

Garden of Eze and the statues of Jean-Philippe Richard

The 14 statues of the artist Jean-Philippe Richard, make the garden an open-air museum.
During your visit, discover his earth damsels.
Chloé, Justine, Charlotte, Anaïs, Rose des vents or Barbara are suspended between sky and earth.
They stroll in the sun.


Discover the Parisian artist Jean-Philippe Richard


A Zen space

The Zen space is the ideal place to relax.
Everything is offered to relax and enjoy a cool space with waterfall, misting.
Deckchairs are available for you to lounge under subtropical plantations.
The Jardin Exotique d'Eze is a true haven of tranquility to enjoy a sunbath and an exceptional view.

How to get to the Jardin Exotique d'Eze ?

It is very difficult to park near the garden.
Prefer the bus, the TER or by foot if you are staying nearby.
For information, the garden is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

By car
Parking places Colette and Figuiera
The parking lots will be charged from June 1st.

By train
Find your route on SNCF > https://www.sncf.com/fr/itineraire-reservation/itineraire
From the SNCF station of Eze sur Mer Take the bus n°83
Bus stop " Eze-Village ".

By bus
Bus stop " Eze-Village " From Nice :
Bus n° 112 Nice/Monaco
Bus n°82 Nice/Eze
Find your itinerary on lignes d' azur : well put in destination > Jardin exotique - Eze


Adults :
From April 1 to October 31: 7 €
From November 1 to March 31: 4 €
Students: 4 €
Children under 12: Free

Dogs are allowed on a leash.

GOOD DEALS: Choose the combined tickets with the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and the exotic garden of Eze from 14,50€.

Our tips

Best time to visit the Exotic Garden:
spring and summer to enjoy the clear view and the blooming

Opening hours

Duration of the visit : 40 mn to 1h30.
January I February I March I November I December: from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
April I May I June I October: from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
July I August I September: from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm