15 December 2008

Eze Village - the Jardin Exotique: the Moyenne Corniche


We are at the top of the gardens (see yesterday) and looking down on the Moyenne Corniche. There are three 'corniches' running along the French Riviera: the Basse, that runs along the sea - then the Moyenne. The third is the Grand Corniche and this is reached via the road you see on the top right hand corner - going to the Col d'Eze. And of course there is the autoroute which is the highest road of all.

Think of some of the films made in the south of France and you'll have seen sports cars zipping along one of these 'corniches.' For example - To Catch A thief with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant (see the small photo).

To get an idea of how high we are - and to see this same part of the Moyenne Corniche, but taken from the Grande Corniche - click on the link.

14 comments:

Halcyon said...

I was wondering if you were in a helicopter or something when you took this photo. But the text explains all. What a beautiful view!

Tash said...

suberb photo, Jilly! if you didn't have so many other that were excellent, I'd call this your best scenic shot of the year.

gogouci said...

Great shot. Not a fan of heights, so its making me a little dizzy.

maria said...

Great shot - Jilly!
And shortly thereafter, the beautiful Grace Kelly met Prince Rainier......

babooshka said...

I adore that film and boy wasn't she glam. Breathe taking view, one to make me swoon.

Anonymous said...

o--m-g, holy cow whaaat a revelation that photo becomes and shock. There's no way possible that anyone could be prepared for the surprise of the height of that road. when in the movie to catch a thief there is no inkling of what is revealed in that photo!!! whaat a surprise! it's beautiful can you imagine bungie jumping off of thaaat??

Marie-Noyale said...

I like it better like this!..
looking at your picture on my computer..
because when I am in the car...I get dizzy...

Laurie said...

It really does look like you chartered a helicopter to get this shot! It's dizzyingly beautiful -- and I so love that movie...

Layrayski said...

What a fantastic view! A garden with a view like this-wow.

Carraol said...

Incredible and beautiful picture. In no other place could shot Hitchcock a film like this, full of the glamour of Monaco. Thanks for sharing this!

Hyde DP said...

not seen the film so the view is new to me - seeing how high that viaduct is as it goes in the tunnel emphasises the height from the top - building that road mut have been huge engineering nightmare.

Dirk said...

Just a great picture!
I'm very glad I stumbled across your site. As a "To Catch A Thief fan" you may find it fun to check out my series "The Definitive Location Guide To Alfred Hitchcock's Classic Film" (To Catch A Thief)
at lestuff.wordpress.com.
Sorry for the shameless plug but I'm really looking forward to going through all the great pics on your site. Keep up the good work!

lestuff.wordpress.com

Dirk

Anonymous said...

Hi Jilly,

pour la petite histoire :-)

http://www.eze-riviera.com/village/pDF%20jardin/PANNEAU%2013_3.pdf

Best regards,

Philippe

Jilly said...

Philippe, juste au cas où vous obtenez ça. Je viens de découvrir votre commentaire très utile dans le dossier Spam. C'est tellement intéressant. Merci beaucoup. Jilly x
Desole etre longtemps.

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