A very popular half-day excursion from Nice is Eze Village, the nearest of the perched villages. Its about 12km away, 400 metres above sea level on the coast, and easily accessible by bus.  The village has perfumery outlets from Grasse, tourist shops and  a few bars and restaurants as well as idylically quaint medieval architecture and fantastic scenic views. 

There are two main ways to reach the village. You can take a bus direct  (82 or 112) from Nice  centre to Eze Village, or " dog leg"  two bus routes, the 100 from Nice/Promenade des Artes to Beaulieu Sur Mer train station, and then bus 83 up to Eze Village, each leg costing €1.50. Alternatively, you can get a train three stops from Nice Ville to Beaulieu Sur Mer, but the scenery from the bus has the edge and is less expensive.

 The tiny beach at Eze bord de Mer has a few bar/ restaurants in high season, and is better known for being the location of multi-millionaire pop star Bono's beach-front villa.

Good weather  is recommended to make the best of the fine coastal views from  the gardens at the top, where you can grab your own little sanctuary while relaxing on some easy chairs overlooking a magnificent vista towards Nice. Le Nid d'Aigle (Eagles Nest) restaurant offers very reasonable prices, or you can push the boat out at the five star Chevre d'Or.

If you are up for the scramble you can walk down the goat track Neitschze Path  from Eze Village down to sea level and catch the frequent 100 bus back to Nice.