I don't actually feel very philosophical when I step off the train at Eze Bord de mer on the French Riviera. I just enjoy being here. However, there are philosopher's footsteps to follow: a path named after Friedrich Nietzsche, up to Eze village on the hilltop above. The signpost estimates the climb to take about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
The views are not getting better only towards the sea. From the top of Mont Bastide, you can also see the beautiful mountain landscape of Maritime Alps, including the tall ones with their snow caps. Down below the Mediterranian looks fantastic in the afternoon sunlight and on the coastline you can see also St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat - round which there is a great footpath! We sit down, to be sheltered from the wind by the bushes. This is a lovely place for a late lunch.