Posted February 21st, 2015, 11:57 AM
First, this thread would get a lot more comments if it were on the France board (hint to the mod). Regarding parking at Eze, there is a car parking lot right outside the entrance to the small town (it is also where the buses stop).
As to getting from Cannes to Eze, if one used the train the closest train station to Eze Village is called Eze/Bord sur Mer (this is past the Villefranche Station). There is a small bus stop right in front of this tiny station and there is a bus that runs up to the Village. The only problem is that the buses to Eze do not run as often as many would prefer and you can sometimes wait over an hour for a bus. This is why we usually rent cars since we save lots of time not waiting or having to adapt our schedule to buses.
Whenever I post on the subject of Eze, it is hard to resist mentioned St Paul de Vence which we think is a far better destination (especially if you have a rental car). Eze Village is cute, has some nice views, and a few nice shops, but it is essentially a tourist village (this is not all bad). In fact, most of shops and cafes in Eze Village close-up in the winter when it is outside of tourist season. With a rental car one could actually visit Eze, St Paul de Vence and also pay a visit to Nice.
If one can get to Nice in the morning we also strongly recommend paying a visit to their famous Flower Market which is located on the Cours Selaya in the old town neighborhood.