Why visit Menton

Menton is the easternmost town on the French Riviera, stretching next to the Italian border. This juncture leads many visitors to believe Menton exhibits more of an Italian atmosphere than a French dash. Dubbed the Pearl of France, Menton is the place where one of the largest lemon festivals in Europe is held.

Indeed, while searching out this destination and its surroundings, tourists will be amazed by the luxurious lemon, orange and tangerine groves which yield fruit here virtually all the year round due to the wholesome climate, generally warmer as compared with the rest of the French Riviera.

The tourist profile of Menton started to consolidate in the 19th century, when, again due to the warm climate, the town was often chosen by Europeans with breath disorders (determined by illness like tuberculosis) as recovery resort.

The main sights of Menton refer to the Jean Cocteau Museum and to the early 17th century Basilica of Saint Michel Archange (Basilica of Saint Archangel Michael). However, a handful of gardens can also be spotted in Menton, with highlights like Jardin Serre de la Madone and the Exotic Botanical Garden of Menton.

How to get from Nice to Menton

There are trains leaving from the Nice Riquier Train Station every 10 or 20 minutes. Trips take about half an hour, but for the complete schedule of these trains, ticket prices and the like, visit www.sncf.com.

The buses operated by TAM stand as a further public transport alternative. For detailed information, visit TAM.

Visitors who feel the specialized services of a guide are essential to an adequate tourist approach of Menton can resort to the bus tour companies headquartered in Nice who include Menton on their suggested trips.

Tourist information office in Menton

The contact details of the tourist information office in Menton are as follows:

Tourist Information Office of Menton (Office de Tourisme de Menton)
Le Palais de l’Europe, 8, Avenue Boyer, 06500, Menton, France
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