Sunday, March 9, 2014

Èze in Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Èze in Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Èze is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France, not far from the city of Nice.
The area surrounding Èze was first populated around 2000 BC as a commune situated near Mount Bastide. The earliest occurrence of the name "Èze" can be found in the maritime books of Antonin as a bay called the St. Laurent of Èze. The area was subsequently occupied by not only the Romans but also the Moors who held the area for approximately 80 years until they were driven out by William of Provence in 973.
The commune is located on French Rivera, extending from the Mediterranean Sea (Èze-sur-Mer) to the hilltop with a medieval village (Èze-Village). Saint-Laurent-d'Eze connects these villages.



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