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Menton

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Menton - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes
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Last stopping point before the Italian border, Menton is the city of the lemon par excellence. Thanks to the high cliffs surrounding it, Menton benefits from an exceptional climate allowing to cultivate lemons. In February, during the lemon festival, floats are completely decorated with lemons and oranges. It is a fantastic show!

The city is also renowned for its numerous tropical gardens, such as the Serre de la Madone, Valley Rameh, Biovès, Fontana Rosa and Maria Séréna gardens. The old town is also worth a visit.

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Menton

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.

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Lemon Festival
A unique event requiring 145 tonnes of citrus fruitsFrom 11 february to 1 march 2017
Menton Music Festival
Classical music under the stars overlooking the MediterraneanAugust 2017

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Port and city of Menton
Port and city of Menton
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Beach Sablettes to Menton
Beach Sablettes to Menton
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Menton Bastion
Menton Bastion
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Lemon Festival (© JE)
Lemon Festival (© JE)
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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 houses the current museum Jean Cocteau
Bastion houses the current museum Jean Cocteau
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Old Town of Menton
Old Town of Menton
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Alley in the old city of Menton
Alley in the old city of Menton
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Biovès Gardens Menton
Biovès Gardens Menton
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Alley in the old city of Menton
Alley in the old city of Menton
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Menton Pian in the Park
Menton Pian in the Park
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Pian Park in Menton
Pian Park in Menton
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Serre de la Madone, Menton garden
Serre de la Madone, Menton garden
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Menton winter saw the Cap Martin
Menton winter saw the Cap Martin
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Europe Palace in Menton
Europe Palace in Menton
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Orange trees in the gardens Biovès
Orange trees in the gardens Biovès
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Menton Port
Menton Port
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pedestrian Street Menton
pedestrian Street Menton
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Menton Halles
Menton Halles
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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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Menton to storm Heaven
Menton to storm Heaven
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Menton seen Cradle
Menton seen Cradle
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Col Saint-Bernard
Col Saint-Bernard
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Col Saint-Bernard
Col Saint-Bernard
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Col Saint-Bernard
Col Saint-Bernard
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City Menton (© JE)
City Menton (© JE)
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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 city
Twilight of the old city
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Cave of the Prince (© JE)
Cave of the 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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Trail coastline cap Martin (© JE)
Trail coastline cap Martin (© JE)
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market Hall Menton (© Jean Espirat)
market Hall Menton (© Jean Espirat)
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Retail ornaments under-roof covered market (© JE)
Retail ornaments under-roof covered market (© JE)
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Orange in the city (© Jean Espirat)
Orange in the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Oranger charge of city fruit (© Jean Espirat)
Oranger charge of city fruit (© 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 (© Jean Espirat)
Mimosa flower market (© Jean 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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orchid Exposition (© Jean Espirat)
orchid Exposition (© Jean Espirat)
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orchid Exposition (© Jean Espirat)
orchid Exposition (© Jean Espirat)
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orchid Exposition (© Jean Espirat)
orchid Exposition (© Jean Espirat)
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socca the covered market (© Jean Espirat)
socca the covered market (© Jean Espirat)
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socca (© Jean Espirat)
socca (© Jean Espirat)
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Waterfront - Italy Direction (© Jean Espirat)
Waterfront - Italy Direction (© Jean Espirat)
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Former border crossing (© Jean Espirat)
Former border crossing (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama from Prince cave (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from Prince cave (© Jean Espirat)
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Menton seen cap Martin (© Jean Espirat)
Menton seen cap Martin (© Jean Espirat)
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Sunrise over the sea (© Jean Espirat)
Sunrise over the sea (© Jean Espirat)
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vu Menton of road Super Garavan (© Jean Espirat)
vu Menton of road Super Garavan (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama from Super Garavan (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from Super Garavan (© Jean Espirat)
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Panorama from Super Garavan (© Jean Espirat)
Panorama from Super Garavan (© Jean Espirat)
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Menton range (© Jean Espirat)
Menton range (© Jean Espirat)
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Alley in the old city (© Jean Espirat)
Alley in the old city (© Jean Espirat)
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2007 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
2007 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
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2007 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
2007 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
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2010 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
2010 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
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lemon Festival 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
lemon Festival 2010 (© Jean Espirat)
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lemon Festival 2011 (© Jean Espirat)
lemon Festival 2011 (© Jean Espirat)
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2011 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
2011 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
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lemon Festival (© JE)
lemon Festival (© JE)
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2012 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
2012 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
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lemon Festival 2012 (© Jean Espirat)
lemon Festival 2012 (© Jean Espirat)
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2013 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
2013 lemon Festival (© Jean Espirat)
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lemon Festival 2013 (© Jean Espirat)
lemon Festival 2013 (© Jean Espirat)
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lemon Menton (© Jean Espirat)
lemon Menton (© Jean Espirat)
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bulk Lemons (© Jean Espirat)
bulk Lemons (© Jean Espirat)
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lemons and over again (© Jean Espirat)
lemons and over again (© Jean Espirat)
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lemons, they litter the ground to Menton! (© Jean Espirat)
lemons, they litter the ground to Menton! (© Jean Espirat)
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lemon festival in Menton (© Jean Espirat)
lemon festival in Menton (© Jean Espirat)
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Lemon to Menton (© Jean Espirat)
Lemon to Menton (© Jean Espirat)
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Lemon in the city (© Jean Espirat)
Lemon in the city (© Jean Espirat)
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Lemon to Menton (© Jean Espirat)
Lemon to Menton (© Jean Espirat)
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Lemon Liqueur (© Jean Espirat)
Lemon Liqueur (© Jean Espirat)
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lemon jam Menton (© Jean Espirat)
lemon jam Menton (© Jean Espirat)
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lemon Honey (© Jean Espirat)
lemon Honey (© Jean Espirat)
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Crockery lemon decoration (© Jean Espirat)
Crockery lemon decoration (© Jean Espirat)
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