A day trip on the Duke took us to the village of Eźe, an area first populated around 2000 BC. The village is described as an ‘eagles nest’ because of its location overlooking a high cliff 1401 ft above sea level. The walk to the citadel is through narrow stone streets with art stores along the way passing a Michelin starred restaurant where you can get a pigeon dinner for €97.
Next was Villefranche with one of the deepest natural harbours of any port in the Mediterranean Sea and provides safe anchorage for large ships from easterly winds. The bay is notable for reaching a significant depth of 1700 ft just one nautical mile from shore forming an abyss. Since the 1980’s Villfranche has been used by cruise liners and is the most visited cruise liner port of call in France.