|This is not a picture taken at the Exotic Garden of Monaco|
|Also not a picture of the Exotic Garden of Monaco|
|Nope, still not in the Exotic Garden of Monaco|
Eze is also known for its amazing panoramic views of the coast that you can see from the top of the cliff...
Below you can see the roads carved into the cliff. The town of Eze was not accessible to cars - we had to park below and walk up into the village.
After seeing the beautiful French town of Eze, I expected to get on a bus to go back to Monaco for the eagerly anticipated Exotic Garden. I was very confused when the tour guide led us to a path near the castle ruins.
Apparently, we were already at the Exotic Garden... of Eze, France.
|There's more than one Exotic Garden in the area?!|
I was disappointed that we did not get to go the famous Exotic Garden of Monaco, but I did enjoy this other exotic garden with its beautiful cliffside views and unusual but striking cacti and other succulents.
Exotic indeed, and definitely very different from the plants I'm used to seeing in my North Carolina garden!
I wish I knew more about succulents to fully appreciate all the different types. It was very interesting to see such an unusual garden, but one well suited to the cliff face on which it was located.
|Look at the base of this Nolina recurvata - it is swollen with stored water.|