Menton

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Menton which includes a coastal town and a marina

Just a stone's throw from Monaco, Menton's Mediterranean nature and culture come together in perfect harmony, offering an exceptional setting that's absolutely unmissable.

Famous for its lemons and citrus fruit, it is the last town before the Italian border. Menton is where Eve supposedly planted a lemon seed from the Garden of Eden. And Menton really is a little slice of heaven on Earth.

Menton was controlled by a family from Genoa, the Grimaldis of Monaco, the Duke of Savoy, Spain, France and Sardinia before becoming definitively French in 1860.

To find out more about the town, set off in search of the numerous landmarks and museums, such as the Saint-Michel-Archange Basilica, the Vieux Château cemetery, the Palais de l'Europe, the Museum of Fine Art, the Jean Cocteau Museum with the Wedding room of the Town Hall decorated by Cocteau, the port, the promenade du Soleil and the countless sun-soaked gardens, such as the Garden of the Palais de Carnolès and the Jardin Serre de la Madone.

Lose yourself among the streets of this garden city and find typical little Provençal markets (such as Le Careï market or the market in the Vieux Port), or squares lined with cafes and restaurants. Menton hosts internationally renowned events every year, such as the Soirées musicales de l'Annonciade, the Music Festival, the Voiles Latines and its host of yachts, or the Concours international de Pur-sang arabes horse race.

The area around Menton is also magical! Wind your way along the Mediterranean coast to visit other iconic towns: Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Menton has excellent road links (A8 motorway or N7) and can be reached by air, with Nice Côte d'Azur airport just 30 minutes away. Menton also has a high-speed train station.

Menton is a town with lots to offer, where you can combine leisure and exploration.

Where to stay in Menton

Hôtel Richelieu
Hôtel Richelieu
2 out of 5
26 Rue Partouneaux, Menton, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £43 per night from 27 Oct to 27 Oct
Located in Menton City Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Market Beach, Menton Tourism Office and Lucien Barriere Casino. Plage du Marché and Jardins ...
3.6/5 Good! (333 reviews)
"Nice, clean hotel"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2020

Hôtel Richelieu
Hôtel Club Vacances Bleues Le Balmoral
Hôtel Club Vacances Bleues Le Balmoral
3 out of 5
38 bis, avenue Félix Faure, Menton, Alpes-Maritimes
Located in Menton City Center, this beach hotel is steps away from Plage du Marché and Market Beach. Fossan Beach and Casino Beach are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (295 reviews)
"Location"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

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Hotel Riva Art & Spa
Hotel Riva Art & Spa
3 out of 5
600 promenade du soleil, Menton, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £62 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in the heart of Menton, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lucien Barriere Casino, Menton Tourism Office, and Market Beach. Jean Cocteau ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (396 reviews)
Lovely hotel in great location
"We stayed for 6 nights in a sea view room. The staff were really friendly and helpful, the breakfast was delicious and the bed was really large and comfortable. Although there was obvious noise from the road on the balcony, once the doors were closed it was really quiet and the air conditioning meant ..."

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2021

Hotel Riva Art & Spa
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Pierre & Vacances Résidence Les Citronniers
Pierre & Vacances Résidence Les Citronniers
3 out of 5
17 rue Partouneaux, Menton, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £65 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
Located in Menton City Center, this residence is within a 5-minute walk of Menton Tourism Office, Market Beach and Lucien Barriere Casino. Basilica of Saint ...
3.7/5 Good! (173 reviews)
Very good
"Strange bed but overall good."

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2020

Pierre & Vacances Résidence Les Citronniers
Magnificent villa in a spectacular setting with 360° views of the Mediterranean
Magnificent villa in a spectacular setting with 360° views of the Mediterranean
Chemin de Colle Supérieure, Villa les Citronniers, Menton, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
This family-friendly Menton villa is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Chapel of the Penitents-Blancs and Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (19 reviews)
Lovely villa in a fabulous location with stunning views
"Excellent villa - well equipped and comfy beds - spotlessly clean and owners are extremely helpful and attentive- highly recommend"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020

Magnificent villa in a spectacular setting with 360° views of the Mediterranean
Pierre & Vacances Résidence Les Rivages du Parc - Menton
Pierre & Vacances Résidence Les Rivages du Parc - Menton
3 out of 5
71 allee Moreno, Menton, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is £67 per night from 16 Nov to 16 Nov
Located in Menton City Center, this residence is steps away from Lucien Barriere Casino and Menton Tourism Office. Market Beach and Basilica of Saint Michael ...
3.4/5 (155 reviews)
"I liked it’s central position especially being so close to the station. I chose it over another apartment because it said it had WiFi. However, if it did, it didn’t work in my apartment which was very annoying."

Reviewed on 17 Nov 2019

Pierre & Vacances Résidence Les Rivages du Parc - Menton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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