Magic place in the azure, Eze seduces. The atmosphere is authentic and Eze has kept the tradition even now that it has become an international touristic site.
The oldest places of inhabitants on the communeof Eze go back to the neolithic era towards 2000 BC on the Mount Bastide. At the iron age, the celto-ligurians population who lived in this area erected many castellaras along the coast. These constructions were built with dry blocks of stone and were generally heighly located. The one on the Mount Bastide dominates at 567 m above the sea level and it is one of the best preserved of the region. The city and surroundings were occupied by the romans and the gallo-romans.
The name of Eze originated either from the port of Avisio located in the bay of Saint Laurent of Eze (east of the commune) mentioned by Antonin in his maritime route, or according to an oral legend that the phoenicians would have erected a temple in Eze in memory of the goddess Isis. With the end of the roman empire, the barbarians invasions followed, the inhabitants gathered in the old celto ligurians site. Eze acquired quickly its defensive character.