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Menton and its surroundings

Menton and its surroundings

Between neighbouring Italy and the Principality of Monaco, lies the “Riviera Française” with its “jewel,” the city of Menton, Baroque, Ligurian, Belle Époque and luxuriant in a leafy setting. A paradise of gardens and “Ville d'Art & d'Histoire,” Menton is also an incomparable showcase for the architectural styles which have shaped this secret Riviera. Here, the relief is very rugged, with perched villages like Sainte-Agnès, the highest coastal village in Europe, or Gorbio and Castellar. Menton is also the departure point for the Roya-Bevera valleys, which complete the impression of being both in France and Italy, actually, the former Comté de Nice. Cap-Martin, visible in the Bay, can be explored along a coastal trail. The old village of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin is dominated by its castle, standing like a sentinel overlooking the Principality of Monaco. Paradisiac!
Villages & resorts Menton and its surroundings
To discover
The baroque ensemble of the Basilique St-Michel, which is home to the prestigious Menton Music Festival.


 


• The old town lined with arcades opening onto the gates of Menton and its bastion.


 


Cocteau in his brand new museum, and decorator of the marriage hall in Menton.


 


• The château overlooking the coast and the principality of Monaco at Roquebrune -village.


 


• The Sentier du Cap Martin, visiting the Cabanon du Corbusier and villa E1027 of Eileen Gray.


 


• The exceptional gardens of Menton: Val Rahmeh, Maria Serena, Serres de la Madone.


 


Ste-Agnès, the highest coastal village perched above the Riviera.


 


• the famous and original Fête des Citrons in Menton in February.


 


• Excursions to the valleys and villages of the Roya Bévéra : Sospel, Breil, Tende…


 


• The small typical villages of Gorbio or Castellar.


 


• Beaches and sea trips with views over neighbouring Italy.


 
   
 


from february 17 to march 07, 2018
Lemon and orange floats in bright sunshine or at night fall: carnival parades every sunday
 









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