Two steps from Italy; 10 minutes from Monaco and 30 minutes from Nice, the city of Menton opens his doors for you to discover a magical place where time seems to be stopped. Nestled between sea and mountains, she benefits from the exceptional sunny climate.
Lemons and gardens city, Menton will fill with wonderby the beauty of these places or mixes cultures, history and greenery.
Dive into one of the most beautiful town of the French Riviera !
Every year, in mid-February, the city is transformed and becomes a real mix of colors and flavors. The lemon’s festival, and more generally citrus, is a unique event in the world witch attract, during 15 days, more than 150 000 visitors. In the program of lemon’s festival : Lemon scultures exhibition, the golden fruit corsi, night corsi and garden lights, an orchid festival and artisans exhibition.
Poet, artist, playwright and french filmmaker of the 20th century, Jean Cocteau was considered as one of the artists having the most marked his time. The Cocteau museum of Menton, located on the seaside, includes the most important concentration of works and documentations redrawing the life and the work of this liked and recognized artist of all.
Inaugurated in 2011, the museum waits for you every day, except on Tuesday, from 10 am till 6 pm.
Stroll in the local products shops or on the terrace of a coffee … The old town of Menton is really the central heart of the city, or mixes local population and day visitors. Its narrow and picturesque alleys as well as his small shaded squares make of the old town a fascinating place, filled with history and with authenticity which you shouldn’t absolutely miss.
At the top of the hill, the cemetery of the old man-castle, the last holiday resort of Russian and British aristocrats, offers a matchless point of view on the city, the sea, Italy and the mountains.
Known all over the world, the principality Monaco attract every years of the millions of visitors come from four corners of the world. City of luxury and immoderation, come to discover its majestic hotels (such as the hotel of Paris), his casino (real point of meeting for all the Monaco wealth), his port (where mix the biggest yachts of the world), his oceanographic museum (with a very rich marine flora and fauna and varied), its exotic gardens and his princely palace obviously.
More big city of the department is the fifth more big city of France, Nice, real human-sized city, will surprise you by its quality of life and its multiple and varied activities. To the program: Stroll on the « Promenade des Anglais » and its shingle beaches, taste a good ice cream through the picturesque streets of his old town, relax along the « green alley »: real lung of greenery for the city, go shopping on the street Jean Medecin, cultivate thanks to a multitude of museums (Chagall museum, Matisse museum, Asian arts museum, Archaeological museum …) or even take a step back to admire the city and his bay since the hill of the castle.
The Italian riviera, in only a few minutes of the city, is the perfect continuation of the Cote d’Azur. The cities of Vintimille, San Remo or Bordighera, known in particular for their very big market where we find everything, are also cities populated and livened up in the friendly and nice atmosphere which is added the refinement and the Italian-style elegance.
Guaranteed disorientation !
If your adventure on the Cote d’Azur still leaves you some time, don’t hesitate to visit the small villages of the hinterland like St Agnes, St Paul de Vence or Eze. These small villages of artists and craftsmen, classified among the most beautiful villages of France, will make you discover all the flavors and the products of Provence. Between art galleries and panoramic views, these small villages are to be discovered without moderation !