07 October 2008

Eze Village - Château de la Chèvre d'Or


The Château de la Chèvre d'Or is one of the two prestigious hotel/restaurants in Eze village. The Golden Goat (Chèvre d'Or) is a legendary animal, made famous by Frédéric Mistral and appears in several local and Provençal legends.

This prestigious establishment was originally no more than a group of dwellings restored in the early 1920s by the American violinist and composer, Balakovic. It was later converted into a restaurant and then a hotel and since then many famous people have stayed here. And if you've seen the 2007 film, The Bucket List, with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, you'll recognise the scenery.

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11 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Charming place! I can see how it ended up as part of a movie set.

Radman said...

Jilly, thanks for the link to the hotel/restaurant. the scenery and related ambiance look absolutely divine.

Tanya said...

Beautiful arches. I've not seen Bucket List yet but have to now just so I can say "I know that place"!

Virginia said...

Jilly, I think my daughter and her husband stayed here on their honeymoon. No wonder they didn't want to come home! I like your photo with the two guys chatting. It adds a nice touch.

Hilda said...

Oh wow, I followed the link to the hotel and it's fabulous!

Halcyon said...

Have you eaten there? It sounds like a great place. Love the name!

Sharon said...

I'm putting this place on my list of places to visit. It's just lovely!

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My wife and I had lunch at eh Chateau d' Chevre d' Or on our honeymoon, along with her mother, who joined us for about half of our honeymoon (that's another story). It was spectacular, and spectacularly expensive. It was a few days before the Grand Prix, and there was a race car driver and associates dining at a nearby table. I have photos of the place in my office and a photo of the outdoor dining area, with a view of Cap Ferrat and miles of Riviera coastline, hanging at home.

My wife became enthralled with the champagne glasses. The flute was in the shape of an angel, and the crystal caught the light differently so that the angel's head and wings glow vibrantly

We ordered some of the glasses from the hotel's gift shop. One of the them arrived in the U.S. broken. I sent them an email about it. They sent an email back saying it was no problem and that they would send me a replacement glass as soon as I authorized them to hit my credit card for another 89 Euros! I declined, so when we went to Paris for New Year's later that same year, we went on a mission in search of the angel champagne glasses. (That's another long story, but, alas, it ended successfully).

Ming the Merciless said...

It does look very nice. I would definitely love to stay there at least once in a lifetime. :-)

Jilly said...

Halcyon, I've not dined here but I'm working on it!

David, your story of the restaurant is fascinating and what a tale of the champagne glass. Obviously it was badly packed and they should have replaced it free of charge.

Nathalie said...

David's champagne glass story was indeed amazing.

Of all your photos of the Eze village series my favourite is the only one you put in small format, the perched village with the sea and coast in the background. I think it's spectacular.

The whole thing reminds me how much I want to come down and visit you one of those days :-)

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