• Côte d’Azur - Menton
Few areas in the world are so famous and equally attractive to the resident and visitor alike as the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, the French Riviera, popularly called Côte d'Azur (Azure Coast). Communities on the French Riviera include Saint Tropez, Antibes, Cannes, Nice, Menton, and Monte Carlo (in the principality of Monaco). Nice and Menton are connected by three scenic highways, running one above the other, along the sheer cliffs of the Maritime Alps.
Menton (pop. 29,000), is a seaside resort in French Riviera, located 19km northeast of Nice, close to the border with Italy.
Menton is a city of art and history, dating from the 10th century. It became an independent republic in 1848 and united itself with France in 1860. Italy, nevertheless, consistently claimed Menton and Nice until 1945.
Because of its mild climate, Menton is an appealing resort. It offers a variety of cultural events, excellent restaurants and inviting beaches. Luxuriant subtropical flora adds to its attractiveness. Citrus fruits, olives, and flowers are grown and marketed in this blessed corner of Côte d'Azur which attracts thousands of visitors and holiday makers every year.
To see panoramic photos of the city of Menton, click here
How to reach Menton
• By plane: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
• Hotel Accommodation
There is a great variety of hotels and other accommodation options in Menton, to suit every wallet and taste.