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Menton

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Menton - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes
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Menton is known from the 18th century, as the country where the orange blossoms. In the 19th century, the first winter visitors will create exceptional harmonies Menton plant making the city gardens. Small city-type lands belonging to the Genoese family of Vento, Menton appears in the 12th century. In 1346, the town was bought by Charles Grimaldi, Lord of Monaco. His story then merges with that of the Principality. In 1861, Charles sold his rights to the third city to Napoleon III, French Menton becomes. It is attached to the department of Alpes-Maritimes. Conservatory of glory of the Riviera, Menton deeply rooted in its history and identity, is looking to the future. His recent urban development and the extent of its projects make it a 21st century city.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMenton
Postcode06500
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Latitude43.7744810 (N 43° 46’ 28”)
Longitude7.4975400 (E 7° 29’ 51”)
Surface area14.05 km²
Population29512 inhabitants
Density2100 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNice (31 km, 37 min)
Insee code06083
IntercommunalityCA de la Riviera Française
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin4 km (9 min)
Castellar6.4 km (16 min)
Gorbio8.7 km (17 min)
Beausoleil9.6 km (21 min)
Sainte-Agnès10.1 km (20 min)
Castillon10.4 km (33 min)
La Turbie12.7 km (21 min)
Cap-d'Ail13.1 km (25 min)
Monaco14.1 km (25 min)
Peille15.9 km (28 min)
Èze17.1 km (28 min)
Sospel18.6 km (29 min)
Beaulieu-sur-Mer22 km (34 min)

Things to see and do

The historic center.

The Basilica of Saint-Michel and his Baroque ensemble.

The bastion, now museum Jean Cocteau.

The gardens of the Villa Maria Serena.

The Garden of Serre de la Madone.

The palace and its garden Carnolès.

Fontana Rosa, the garden of the novelist.

The botanical garden of Val Rahmeh.

Belle Epoque palaces.

Boulevard de Garavan.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Lemon Festival in February.

Music Festival in August.

Many festivities throughout the year.

Detailed information

Lemon Festival
A unique event requiring 145 tonnes of citrus fruitsFebruary / March 2016

Photos

Port and city Menton
Port and city Menton
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Beach Sablettes to Menton
Beach Sablettes to Menton
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lemon festival (© JE)
lemon festival (© JE)
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Menton Bastion
Menton Bastion
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The Old Town to the sea promenade (© JE)
The Old Town to the sea promenade (© JE)
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Bastion current housing the Jean Cocteau Museum
Bastion current housing the Jean Cocteau Museum
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Old Town Menton
Old Town Menton
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Alley in the old town of Menton
Alley in the old town of Menton
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Biovès Gardens Menton
Biovès Gardens Menton
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Alley in the old town of Menton
Alley in the old town of Menton
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Park Pian to Menton
Park Pian to Menton
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Park Pian to Menton
Park Pian to Menton
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Serre de la Madone, garden Menton
Serre de la Madone, garden Menton
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Menton winter view of Cap Martin
Menton winter view of Cap Martin
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Palais de l'Europe Menton
Palais de l'Europe Menton
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Orangers in Biovès Gardens
Orangers in Biovès Gardens
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Port Menton
Port Menton
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Street pedestrian of Menton
Street pedestrian of Menton
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Halles Menton
Halles Menton
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Ruelle old Menton
Ruelle old Menton
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Port and Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel
Port and Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel
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View Menton
View Menton
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Menton seen Maria Serena
Menton seen Maria Serena
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Sky storm Menton
Sky storm Menton
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Menton saw the Cradle
Menton saw the Cradle
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Col Saint-Bernard
Col Saint-Bernard
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Saint Col Bernard
Saint Col Bernard
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Saint-Bernard Pass
Saint-Bernard Pass
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City Menton (© JE)
City Menton (© JE)
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City Menton
City Menton
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Church and double staircase
Church and double staircase
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Inside the church (© JE)
Inside the church (© JE)
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Twilight of the Old Town
Twilight of the Old Town
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One of the gates of the Old City
One of the gates of the Old City
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Cave Prince (© JE)
Cave Prince (© JE)
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View Menton (© JE)
View Menton (© JE)
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View Menton (© JE)
View Menton (© JE)
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View Menton (© JE)
View Menton (© JE)
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Coastal Path at Cape Martin (© JE)
Coastal Path at Cape Martin (© JE)
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Old Town to the sea promenade (© Jean Espirat)
Old Town to the sea promenade (© Jean Espirat)
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Market Hall Menton (© Jean Espirat)
Market Hall Menton (© Jean Espirat)
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Detail ornaments underlay covered market (© JE)
Detail ornaments underlay covered market (© JE)
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Orange in the city (© Jean Espirat)
Orange in the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Orange in the city (© Jean Espirat)
Orange in the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Orange fruit-laden city (© Jean Espirat)
Orange fruit-laden city (© Jean Espirat)
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Mimosa in the city ( © Jean Espirat)
Mimosa in the city ( © Jean Espirat)
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Mimosa flower market (© John Espirat)
Mimosa flower market (© John Espirat)
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Flower Market (© Jean Espirat)
Flower Market (© Jean Espirat)
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Lemon in the city (© Jean Espirat)
Lemon in the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Lemon Menton (© Jean Espirat)
Lemon Menton (© Jean Espirat)
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Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)
Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)
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Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)
Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)
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Lemon Festival (© JE)
Lemon Festival (© JE)
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Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)
Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)
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Socca the covered market (© John Espirat)
Socca the covered market (© John Espirat)
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Socca (© Jean Espirat)
Socca (© Jean Espirat)
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Weather

Sunday 26 april
Min. 13°C - Max. 15°C
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Monday 27 april
Min. 12°C - Max. 13°C
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Tuesday 28 april
Min. 14°C - Max. 16°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Hiking the Grand Mont, around St. Agnes.

Shuttle Heritage (the main villages of the country chin with a tour guide) in July and August each year. Information +33 4 92 41 80 30 (transport and communication).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sea or mountain photography circuit
Nature and the great outdoors47 € to 95 € Tourrette-Levens (18.2 km)
Tour and tasting of wines from Bellet
Crafts12 € Nice (24 km)
Canyoning or aqua-hiking
Sports sensations40 € to 65 € Le Broc (27 km)
Hiking break in Mercantour
Nature and the great outdoors25 € Tende (36 km)
Golf course with a view of the Nice hinterland
Nature and the great outdoors38 € to 65 € Biot (38 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Mont Vial
HikeAthletic4h30Revest-les-Roches (30 km)
Tour of Mont Lion
HikeIntermediate4h30Tourette-du-Château (31 km)
Collettes Peak
HikeIntermediate3h30Toudon (34 km)
Chemin des Douaniers
HikeEasy2h00Antibes (37 km)
Paradise Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Bar-sur-Loup (42 km)

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