La Chevre d’Or in the tiny hilltop village of Eze on the French riviera is the most romantic place I have ever stayed, no contest.  Roughly translated as ‘The Golden Goat’, that doesn’t really give the place a romantic image so let’s stick to the French. We went there BC (before children) but despite that being a few years ago and regardless of the many other places we have stayed since then, La Chevre d’Or remains the hands down winner of my romantic place to stay award. I would share my holiday snaps but, it being a few years ago, I had bleached hair and a fishtail skirt so those pics aren’t seeing the light of day any time soon #fashionfelony.

Gardens of La Chevre D’Or, Eze Photo Andres Alvarado CC/BY

The village of Eze is a medieval hillside hamlet between Monaco and Nice with stunning panoramic views of the Cote D’Azur. The hotel is actually part of the village, with houses now being rooms of the hotel. To get to different parts of the hotel you wander along cobbled pathways, through beautiful, fragrant gardens with spectacular viewpoints. To reach our room we walked through the terraced gardens and climbed steps built into the walls. Our room had a small balcony from the bedroom and another from the bathroom, both with stunning views.

View of the Cote d’Azur from La Chevre D’Or, Eze Photo: Lim Ashley

The swimming pool, although small, is a fantastic place to relax in the sun and admire the vistas or take a turn in the hot tub.


Swimming Pool at Hotel La Chevre d’Or Photo: Mike Norton

Though a tiny hilltop hamlet, the village has a  12th century church and the famous Jardin Exotique d’Eze, a tropical cactus garden popular for weddings with the glitterati.

Jardin d’Exotique, Eze Photo Kim

The Hotel has a beautiful terrace where you can celebrate with a fantastic wine list before having dinner in one of the restaurants. La Chevre d’Or has a few restaurants, among them is the Chevre d’Or Restaurant, which has two Michelin stars. This was the venue for one of the most memorable meals we have ever enjoyed. It may have been the champagne trolley with the offer of ‘will you be dining on champagne throughout the meal?’.  It may have been those views, it may have been the extraordinarily clever and sumptuous 11 course tasting menu with each course featuring tomatoes. How they can turn the humble tomato into an 11 course meal, including many desserts, I will never know. Perhaps they have a magician in the kitchen instead of a chef, it was sensational.

Eze village at night
Eze at Night Photo Gunnar Grimnes

La Chevre d’Or would be a wonderful place for a honeymoon, Valentine’s Day or Anniversary. If you have something to celebrate, this is the perfect spot.


Chevre d'Or Hotel, Eze, France

Chevre d'Or Hotel, Eze, France

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Lou Messugo





  1. February 13, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Oh I’m already in love with this hotel! I’ve recently discovered the town of Eze, so I’ll have to save this hotel for if we ever make it there, although you’ve given me an idea of our 1st year anniversary! #MondayEscapes

    • February 13, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Such a wonderful place to celebrate a special anniversary. Eze is stunning and we’ll worth a visit.

  2. February 13, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    Funny how French makes everything sound more romantic, even ‘Golden Goat’ 😉 It looks like an amazing place. Would love to spend Valentine’s Day there one day! #MondayEscapes

    • February 13, 2017 / 7:56 pm

      Me too! It would be perfect for Valentines such a romantic place. Thanks for reading.

  3. February 13, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Wow it looks absolutely gorgeous! Another place to add to my ever growing list! I’m surprised you shared it with #MondayEscapes and didn’t just keep this gem to yourself, ha ha!! ;P

  4. February 14, 2017 / 3:57 am

    This places seems perfect for a romantic getaway! Their pool looks amazing (talk about a pool with a view!). I chuckled at BC standing for before children…!

  5. February 14, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Oh this is just heavenly. And two Michelin stars!
    I wonder whether it’s because we are used to speaking English that we find other languages so romantic. A restaurant we visited in Seville was called El Gallinero which translates as a chicken coop 😉

  6. February 14, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    Loved Chevre d’Or! For one thing, that view! Absolutely stunning views around every corner, plus the charming Eze Village is so fun to wander through. If we ever win a huge lottery, our new address will be at the Chevre d’Or! 🙂

    • February 14, 2017 / 6:43 pm

      So great to meet fellow fans! ❤

    • February 18, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Have a wonderful time if you visit!

  7. March 15, 2017 / 10:25 am

    I’ve heard of Eze before, but I think these are my favorite photos!!

    • March 15, 2017 / 10:43 am

      It’s a beautiful place and really handy for visiting Nice and Monaco.

    • March 15, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      Wonderful views from the pool.

    • March 15, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Wonderful views from the pool, I would love to go back! Thanks for reading.

  8. March 15, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    Oh my, if I stayed at this hotel, I would probably never ever leave the pool except to eat and sleep. Such a gorgeous view!!

  9. March 16, 2017 / 3:59 am

    Wow, well, I think this place deserves more than a wow. The views are fantastic. For me, it would be a dream come true to stay there. One day! #WednesdayWanderlust

  10. March 17, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I’d have to agree that this place sure does look romantic! What a beautiful place to stay! I’d like to see some of your old shots too 😛 … Sounds like you’ve changed a bunch since then!

    • March 17, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      I’ll have to have a look through my 50 photo albums!

  11. March 31, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Happy to drool over this post again! Definitely wanna go here! Thanks for linking up with #TheWeeklyPostcard!

  12. March 31, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Wow this does look romantic, would love to stay here! #TheWeeklyPostcard

  13. April 1, 2017 / 12:25 am

    It really does look lovely. I was sold when I saw the pool with that view. I have not been to the Riviera yet, but when I do make it there, this is definitely on my list! Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.

  14. April 1, 2017 / 3:12 am

    The gardens of the hotel looks lovely and love the view of Cote d’Azur from the hotel. Thanks for sharing #TheWeeklyPostcard

  15. April 1, 2017 / 5:53 am

    I know this place, it’s absolutely fabulous! I’ve been in Eze Village many times and have great memories about it. We walked through that botanical garden once and accidentally have been locked in because the attendant went to lunch and didn’t realize we were still in. It was sometimes in February, when not many people visit the French Riviera. #TheWeeklyPostcard

  16. April 2, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    What a beautiful place! The vistas are just stunning and I would enjoy visiting that cactus garden! Thanks for sharing that little slice of heaven! #TheWeeklyPostcard

  17. April 3, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    Wow! What beautiful place! It looks like such a very photogenic spot

  18. May 10, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Living near by I have been to Eze several times but never to stay. I’m always longing for an excuse to splurge on the Chevre d’Or….it really is the most magnificent place and your photos show it off to perfection. Thanks for linking to #AllAboutFrance

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