Eze Cité Médiévale

on the same day we visited Saint-Paul du Vence on our Best of France tour we also got to spend time in the medieval hill top village of EzeMagpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Eze viewlocated between Nice and Monaco…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Eze Franceit is also called “the eagle’s nest” because of how it is perched on a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean sea…Magpie's Nest Eze street 2we opted out of the extra excursion most of our group took to the Fragonard ParfumeurMagpie's Nest Eze street 4because strong smells do not agree with me…

Magpie's Nest Eze street 5 heartthat gave us time to walk around town instead…Magpie's Nest Eze street 3it was not very crowded on that Wednesday in April…

Magpie's Nest Eze Streetwe climbed and clicked photos…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Eze doorsuntil we rejoined our group for dinner…

Magpie's Nest Fragonard stickers on postthe lamp post above was covered in stickers that had the letter “F” on them stuck there by people who had been on the perfume tour in the past (you can click twice on the photo for a closer look)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Eze woodworking shopwe had the Traveling Tea Cup with us and snapped some photos with thoughts of  T Stands for Tuesday (you can see the box the tea cup and saucer travel in behind the rail on the left below)…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Traveling Tea Cup in Eze a brochure we brought home had a lovely map which inspired two more pages in my French Travel Journal

Magpie's Nest TeodoroI added a favorite image of young Teodoro even though he is Italian and not French…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Medieval Eze France journal pgsalong with strips of Florentine paper which added to the medieval feel with touches of gold and blue paint…  part of a label from some sparkling wine was the last thing I added to my pages for the Art Journal Journey MAPS challenge… it may take me awhile to visit everyone because Jim is working on our computer and there seems to be one problem after another 😕 I had to stand on my head to get this to post

38 responses to “Eze Cité Médiévale

  1. Love those old buildings 🙂

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  2. Sorry your computer has problems. What a breathtaking place you visited, so beautiful. Love all the little streets and buildings. And I always love that you take that tea cup with you everywhere! Your journal page is fantastic, thanks again for all you have done for AJJ these past weeks, I hope you will like the next theme, too! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  3. What a picturesque place! I’ve loved every moment of your travels.

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  4. And I had to cross my eyes, stand with one hand over my head, and raise my right foot in the air in order to get this post to load. Sad, but almost true (not the right foot in the air at least). I can empathize with your computer woes.

    Your photos are incredibly lovely, and I’m super impressed with the art journal spread you have created.

    I sent a swap to Dianne, but before I did, I spilled three essential oils on a tag. You would have not been able to open the package, I fear, because the scent was overpowering in my small craft room, and I can imagine what the perfume factory would have been like if you are sensitive to scents. There are some I can’t deal with, because they give me a headache, but natural scents don’t bother me. I know that some perfumes have many scents combined to make a unique smell, so it was probably best that you spent the time walking and exploring.

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful streets, alleys, and staircases with us for T this Tuesday. Hope your computer is fixed soon.

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  5. this art Journal entry is hilarious! i love historic books and all These Pictures in the spread are Darling!
    the photos, oh the photos… big compliments to you and your husband! who is planning your travels? you seem to find all the awesome places in the world! pure eyecandy.
    have a great week, patty – xox

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  6. I definitely think you made the better choice to forego the perfume tour for walking around the town. I can’t take perfumes/scents either. Little medieval towns like this one fascinate me. Who was the first person who decided “this would be a great place to build a town”? Just think of the work involved in bringing up the building materials. Were the wood carvings in your pictures part of a store or were they scattered art pieces? Your journal pages are lovely. Teodoro added just the right amount of wonder, and the Florentine paper framed the pages beautifully.

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  7. I think I would have chosen to see this beautiful old town instead of the perfume maker as well. The photos all look lovely as does your journal pages. Hope the computer gets sorted for you soon.
    happy Tuesday.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. Amazing wonderful pages in your french travel journal liebe Patty and breathtaking photos of this wonderful old town – you visited the most wonderful places I can imagine! AMAZING!
    So glad you have another entry to AJJ /maps! Thank you!
    I think you will love the new theme at Moo Mania & More as well..it goes online tomorrow. I am quite sure to see you there this time…lol.
    Happy T-Day – I always love to see your travelling tea cups! What a lovely idea to take them with you on your travels!

    oxo Susi

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  9. Oh my what a gorgeous town! I would have stayed and wandered about just as you did. You have captured the essence of Eze so beautifully! Love your wonderful map pages along with that florentine paper (yes, I have some of that in my stash too:). Sorry about those darned PC issues. Hope you get fixed up soon. Thanks for sharing more of your dream trip and happy T day!

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  10. Oh my, such a beautiful place… You have chosen well, not to bother about the perfumes and go wandering around this gorgeous town instead! Beautiful photos! xx

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  11. Sometimes it is nice to get away from a group tour and go out on your own. The quiet lanes look perfect and I like your latest travel pages. Hope you don’t have to stand on your head to read this comment, LOL!

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  12. Gorgeous photographs of beautiful scenery, it looks like you had an amazing vacation. Your journal pages are beautiful as well. Have a great day, XX

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  13. Oh my that town looks so quaint. We simply must make it to Europe at some time. Bucket list!!
    Your journal page is perfect for AJJ too.
    Happy T day!

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  14. Wow, from those photos it looks like you are really getting a sneak peak into some private areas. What a gorgeous place Eze is. I think I could live there. Your page came out gorgeous again too Patty, and I just love that travelling tea cup. I am going to Iceland this summer and think I need to do that too.

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  15. Pretty journal pages. There’s something about stone and archways and live plants of all kinds! Lovely! 🙂

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  16. I´m sorry to hear you are having computer problems. I hope your hubby has it sorted out by now. There’s nothing worse…
    I loved your photos of Eze. What a delightful little town. Did you go on an organized trip? The photos are beautiful. I particularly love the doors (as you probably know I am fond of doors and winows) and these doors are stunning! Thank you for sharing.
    The journal pages are great too even though the little lad is Italian. Who cares!
    Happy T-Day!
    Lisca

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  17. Your photos are amazing!I love castles and Medieval times!France is so inspiring!Happy t day!

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  18. This is a gorgeous spread, Patty. And I love Teodoro! It certainly looks like the trip of a lifetime. This is a glorious little spot — were you on a regular tour for all France or parts of it? And if so, who did you use. I’d love to discover this one! The walls, windows, all that stone, to die for!,

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  19. Freda Butler

    Another wonderful collage. The maps are great.
    Hope you get the computer fixed. Life without one is un-imagine-able.

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  20. So very beautiful and some great views. That traveling teacup has had quite the life ! xoxo

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  21. more wonderful photos i love the brickwork and you page is superb

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  22. Hi Patty! What a wonderful village to visit, your France journal is becoming in an art work! Those map pages are fabulous, the brochure map looks stunning and I also love the Teodoro image… a great choice!!!
    Mar x

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  23. Loved seeing all your photos Patty. Thank you so much for taking the time to upload them all especially with computer trouble…grrrrr…. Your Journal pages are fabulous! What a wonderful keepsake that will be…….. Sometimes its nice not to go with the group and just wander around on your own. Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

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  24. Beautiful photos and page Patty! Happy T day 🙂

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  25. This is such a lovely village with such unique character ♥ I think you probably got to see more interesting things by taking your own little tour 🙂
    Your page is stunning and I could continue to see photos of your trip for many more weeks….Hint! Hint! Happy T Day!!!

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  26. pearshapedchris

    Oh my Patty! I am visiting now because it is T day but I see I am behind…again so I will be having a catch up tomorrow! I love these photos – I think I would have done the same as you and opted out of the perfume factory! I love your journal page – a really brilliant Mediaeval look to it! Hugs, Chrisx

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  27. Such a stunning and amazing place. Your photos make me feel like I was there, walking through it all. BEAUTIFUL!

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  28. All the buildings and their stones look so very old. These are beautiful photographs.
    The tea cup looks so fragile to be travelling so much, but all is now revealed, it has its own special box where it feels safe.

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  29. What an impressing old city with lots of nice photo motifs and small shops with Art and other things. Your photos are great again and the journal page with the italian boy also. I love those old cities so much.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine xox

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  30. My dear Patty, I`m sure your tour around the city was so much more worth, than visiting the Fragonard Parfumeur !! What a charming old city, with corners and beautiful steps to climb , it looks so wonderful with the amazing stonehouses, and the fantastic view .
    The pages are again so beautiful with the red accents, and golden touches, I think for me Medieval is comparable with exactly those colors, seen on religious persons in pictures from that time.Love your Theodor ,so innocent and sweet – Wonderful pages, Patty ,with the card used and Florentine papers !!
    Hugs from me.

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  31. Wow! What a wonderful place to visit, and you got such good photos.

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  32. How can each town and village be more charming than the next. What a fantastic trip this was.xox

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  33. Just beautiful!!! Another place to add to my list! xxx

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  34. vintagewithlaces

    The South of France is so gorgeous. I enjoyed your pictures very much. Thank you for sharing, Patty!

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  35. Beautiful page and breathtaking photos. I think you chose wisely to forego the visit to the perfumery and to take a foot tour of such an old and picturesque city/town. What a magnificent trip that must have been!

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  36. gorgeous gorgeous photos and a dreamy journal page! i always love seeing what you do. xo

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  37. Beautiful place!!!! I love the lamp post covered in the F stickers! Too fun! There is a wall in College Station, TX outside a bar that is covered in chewed gum. I like the stickers better.

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  38. The architecture you have visited is just amazing to me! I would probably run my hands along all of the walls as I went! lol!
    Fabulous spread, and pretty darned good for standing on your head while doing it! teeheehee xo

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Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here...it means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

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