The town of Menton in southeast France is located along the famed French Riviera and offers nightlife, beaches, gardens, history and museums to explore. Along the waterfront, you can relax on endless stretches of white-sand beaches with deep, warm, crystal-clear waters. Just steps from the beaches, visitors will find boutique and souvenir shops, bars, clubs and dining opportunities to suit any budget or taste. The Serre de la Madone gardens showcase rare and exotic plants bursting with color. The Old Town area to the east features Basilique Saint-Michel-Archange and La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs.

    The Musée Jean Cocteau offers the Séverin Wunderman collection, which is filled with works by the iconic artist and poet Jean Cocteau. The region also offers many opportunities to enjoy tended green space such as the Val Rahmeh-Menton Botanical Garden, the Jardin d’agrumes du Palais Carnolès and the Serre de la Madone. Jardins Biovès offers an urban green space with a sculpture garden filled with ornate statues, while the Promenade du Soleil provides for a serene stroll through the heart of town.

    Where & what to eat in Menton

    • 8 Excellent Restaurants in Menton

      Menton, the "Lemon Capital", is just a few steps away from the Italian border and boasts a rich culinary culture. It peeps out from behind a curtain of colorful facades lining the beaches of the Mediterranean. There is an abundance of restaurants to choose from both along the waterfront and in the picturesque old town. In the kitchen, chefs put...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Menton

    • Top 10 Shopping Locations in Menton

      Menton is a hub of excellent markets and unique shops for gifts and souvenirs. The hustle and bustle, colorful stalls, delicious or intoxicating aromas and local specialties make these markets an unmissable detour for those wanting an authentic vacation experience. The many markets in Menton will give you the opportunity to make the most of local delicacies and uncover pretty...

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