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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Menton
Insee code06083
AltitudeFrom 0 to 774 meters
Surface14.05 km²
Population29512 inhabitants
Density2100 inhabitants/km²


National labelsRoquebrune-Cap-Martin at 4 km (9 min)
Chief townNice (at 31 km, 37 min)Castellar at 6.4 km (16 min)
DepartmentAlpes-MaritimesGorbio at 8.7 km (17 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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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.


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.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Menton,   Train station of Menton-Garavan
Information pointsTourist Office of Menton
Leisure centresBeach of the Borrigo,   Beach of the Casino,   Beach of the Fossan,   Beach of the Sablettes Est,   Beach of the Sablettes Ouest,   Casino of Menton,   Citrus Garden of the Palais Carnolès,   Garden La citronneraie,   Garden of the Romanciers,   Greenhouse of La Madone,   Marina of Menton Garavan,   Museum Jean Cocteau - Collection Severin Wunderman,   Museum of Fine Art of Menton,   Museum of Menton
MonumentsBasilica Saint-Michel-Archange,   Chapel Saint-Jacques,   Private Mansion Pretti,   Private Mansion Riviera,   Private Mansion Winter Palace,   Private Mansion of Adhémar de Lantagnac,   Villa Les Mouettes
Performance hallsPalais de l'Europe,   Theatre Lavoir


Lemon Festival in February.

Music Festival in August.

Many festivities throughout the year.

Detailed information
Lemon FestivalA unique event requiring 145 tonnes of citrus fruits
In February / March 2015


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
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sea or mountain photography circuitNature and the outdoorsFrom 40 € to 95 €Tourrette-Levens (18.2 km)

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Port and city MentonPort and city Menton
Beach Sablettes to MentonBeach Sablettes to Menton
lemon festival (© JE)lemon festival (© JE)
Menton BastionMenton Bastion
The Old Town to the sea promenade (© JE)The Old Town to the sea promenade (© JE)
Bastion current housing the Jean Cocteau MuseumBastion current housing the Jean Cocteau Museum
Old Town MentonOld Town Menton
Alley in the old town of MentonAlley in the old town of Menton
Biovès Gardens MentonBiovès Gardens Menton
Alley in the old town of MentonAlley in the old town of Menton
Park Pian to MentonPark Pian to Menton
Park Pian to MentonPark Pian to Menton
Serre de la Madone, garden MentonSerre de la Madone, garden Menton
Menton winter view of Cap MartinMenton winter view of Cap Martin
Palais de l'Europe MentonPalais de l'Europe Menton
Orangers in Biovès GardensOrangers in Biovès Gardens
Port MentonPort Menton
Street pedestrian of MentonStreet pedestrian of Menton
Halles MentonHalles Menton
Ruelle old MentonRuelle old Menton
Port and Basilica of St. Michael the ArchangelPort and Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel
View MentonView Menton
Menton seen Maria SerenaMenton seen Maria Serena
Sky storm MentonSky storm Menton
Menton saw the CradleMenton saw the Cradle
Col Saint-BernardCol Saint-Bernard
Saint Col BernardSaint Col Bernard
Saint-Bernard PassSaint-Bernard Pass
City Menton (© JE)City Menton (© JE)
City MentonCity Menton
Church and double staircaseChurch and double staircase
Inside the church (© JE)Inside the church (© JE)
Twilight of the Old TownTwilight of the Old Town
One of the gates of the Old CityOne of the gates of the Old City
Cave Prince (© JE)Cave Prince (© JE)
View Menton (© JE)View Menton (© JE)
View Menton (© JE)View Menton (© JE)
View Menton (© JE)View Menton (© JE)
Coastal Path at Cape Martin (© JE)Coastal Path at Cape Martin (© JE)
Old Town to the sea promenade (© Jean Espirat)Old Town to the sea promenade (© Jean Espirat)
Market Hall Menton (© Jean Espirat)Market Hall Menton (© Jean Espirat)
Detail ornaments underlay covered market (© JE)Detail ornaments underlay covered market (© JE)
Orange in the city (© Jean Espirat)Orange in the city (© Jean Espirat)
Orange in the city (© Jean Espirat)Orange in the city (© Jean Espirat)
Orange fruit-laden city (© Jean Espirat)Orange fruit-laden city (© Jean Espirat)
Mimosa in the city ( © Jean Espirat)Mimosa in the city ( © Jean Espirat)
Mimosa flower market (© John Espirat)Mimosa flower market (© John Espirat)
Flower Market (© Jean Espirat)Flower Market (© Jean Espirat)
Lemon in the city (© Jean Espirat)Lemon in the city (© Jean Espirat)
Lemon Menton (© Jean Espirat)Lemon Menton (© Jean Espirat)
Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)
Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)
Lemon Festival (© JE)Lemon Festival (© JE)
Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)Exhibition of orchids (© Jean Espirat)
Socca the covered market (© John Espirat)Socca the covered market (© John Espirat)
Socca (© Jean Espirat)Socca (© Jean Espirat)



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Friday 30 January
Min. 5°C - Max. 15°C
Saturday 31 January
Min. -3°C - Max. 9°C
Sunday 1 February
Min. -1°C - Max. 7°C


French cuisine restaurantLe VII  
GASTRO PLUS THAT BISTRO - Vladimiro Caviglia and Davide Barilone former Georges V, the Restaurant Il Vino Drouant and have experience, and it shows. Located near the casino and Biovès...
Located in Menton 
Mediterranean restaurantMaison Martin et fils   SPECIAL OFFER
cuisine traditionnelle niçoise et mentonnaise.
Located in Menton34 € per person 
Mediterranean restaurantPort Garavan  
Port Garavan restaurant, located in the heart of Menton riviera, welcomes you in a bucolic setting. The room appears in white and invite him to take. Menu, the Chef will delight your...
Located in Menton26 € per person 

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House with 5 bedroomsLes Mimosas    
Very quiet, nestled in the heart of a large garden, the villa welcomes you in its guest rooms equipped with the best air. Comfort: shower rooms and terraces with panoramic views. The...
Located in MentonFrom 90 € to 110 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'Hotes les Lys et Gite les Lys    
3 rooms of hosts in a beautiful detached house on a closed ground of 3500 m with 600 m of altitude surrounded by Mountains calms absolute. Between Sea and Mountain we are located at...
Located 14.1 km from Menton69 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa Parare    
Guest house La Parare, a stone farmhouse from the 17th century, vaults, terraces and heated swimming pool with jet stream. Sauna and possibility to have a massage. Beautiful scenery...
Located 16.6 km from MentonFrom 140 € to 170 € the double room 

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Apartment for 3 personsLe Minerve - entre Monaco et l'Italie   NEW
Well located at walking distance (400 m.) from the beach, at 50 m. from the morning market and surrounded by greenery, within walking distance of the city and the covered typical market....
Located in MentonFrom 410 € to 710 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsMenton 2 Piéces à 50 m de la mer  
Our duplex apartment with 2 rooms of 55 m² for 4 people is located 50 m from the sea and the beach, close to shops and the pedestrian area. It is open all year for weekly rentals, biweekly...
Located in MentonFrom 360 € to 700 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsMenton Garavan, Soleil, Mer, Plages, 4P  
Flat approx 40 m², 2 rooms for 2 to 4 people in a quiet and sunny house, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and dining room with balcony and terrace, parking, close to the beaches, the train...
Located in MentonFrom 383 € to 536 € per week 

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28 places over 4 haCamping de la Laune    
Family, quiet and shaded campsite. Offer yourselves a wonderful stay of relaxation in this small domain nested in a screen of greenery and freshness. At feet of its spectacular village...
Located 10 km from MentonFrom 19.50 € to 24.50 € per day 
90 places over 4 haCamping Domaine Sainte Madeleine    
Let yourself be seduced by the charm and hospitality of Domaine Sainte Madeleine. At 15 km from the Côte Azur, on the edge of the Mercantour National Park, is located Sospel (380 m...
Located 15.1 km from MentonFrom 18.80 € to 23.50 € per day 
50 places over 1,2 haLes Cent Chênes    
Smart campsite(camping) of the coast(rib) of azure. You come get fresh ideas in a campsite(camping) quiet and full of charm in 15 minutes of beaches(ranges), it is the ideal place for...
Located 27 km from MentonFrom 17 € to 23 € per day 

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Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée - Hotel in MentonQuality Hotel Menton Méditerranée     
Just a 3-minute walk from the sea, Quality Hotel Menton Méditerranée is located in the town centre. It offers a panoramic terrace with a fitness area and sun loungers. A minibar and...
Located in MentonRoom from 63 €
Riva Hôtel - Hotel in MentonRiva Hôtel     
Riva Hôtel is situated between the Casino Lucien Barrière in Menton and overlooks the sea. The top-floor spa, accessible by stairs, offers a hot tub with sea views, a hammam, a sun...
Located in MentonRoom from 85 €
Best Western Prince de Galles - Hotel in MentonBest Western Prince de Galles     
Located in the seaside town of Menton, the former summer residence of Prince Antonio I of Monaco is 4.5 km from Monaco and the Italian border. It features a solarium in the landscaped...
Located in MentonRoom from 69 €

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Le Quai Des Princes
Located on the border of Monaco and the only hotel on the Cap d'Ail harbour, Le Quai Des Princes overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and the Port de Fontvieille....
Mas entre ciel et mer
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