Between neighbouring Italy and the Principality of Monaco, here is the “French Riviera” with its “Pearl”, Menton, both Baroque, Ligurian, beautiful and in a green lush environment. Garden paradise and “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”, Menton is also an incomparable showcase of the architectures that shaped this secret Riviera.
PEARL OF THE RIVIERA!
TOP THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN MENTON
A sun-drenched valley could not be called anything other than "lemon country"! Bordered by Italy and at the gates of Monaco, known worldwide for its citrus fruit, Menton is both an artistic pool and a paradise at the water's edge in the heart of the Côte d’Azur dolce vita. Discover our Top 10 things to see and do in Menton!
TOP INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS IN MENTON
Languishing along the Côte d'Azur, the beautiful city of Menton has an amazing array of lovely colours. Grab your camera or your smartphone, have a lemon ice cream on the way, and follow me through the narrow streets of Menton! Ready to post your photos? Don't forget to tag the @VisitCotedazur account and use the official hashtag #CotedAzurFrance !
THE FÊTE DU CITRON
A unique event: the Fête du Citron in Menton. For more than 15 days, enjoy a traditional festival – day and night - that both young and old will love. With the brightly coloured exciting parade of the Fête du Citron, come and celebrate the end of winter on the Côte d'Azur. Every year in February, thousands of spectators from all over the world come to see the amazing floats made from lemons and oranges.
DISCOVER MENTON'S GARDENS
Menton’s gardens are undoubtedly worth a visit during your stay on the Côte d'Azur! Between Belle Epoque and sensory journeys, the gardens in Menton will transport you into lush worlds with exotic and lemony fragrances. A desire to discover new plants or simply to escape for a moment? Here is a selection of Menton’s not to be missed gardens.
HEAD FOR THE CANYON DE LA MAGLIA
Canyoning... jump, swim, slide! Jumps, abseiling and slides... Canyoning offers a maximum of sensations in an exceptional environment, between emerald coloured pools, bubbling waterfalls and wild nature. With more than 280 canyoning sites listed, the Côte d'Azur is a hot spot for canyoning. Did you know? The Canyon de la Maglia is one of the most beautiful descents in Europe!
WE TESTED PARASAILING
Parasailing is an original and fun way to admire the beauty of the Côte d’Azur from the air! Towed by a boat, hanging from a gigantic parachute, all you have to do is let yourself be carried by the wind and enjoy the silence! Fly over the Mediterranean! I’ll take you to Sainte-Maxime to discover this original activity that gives you a breathtaking view of the Golfe de Saint-Tropez!
THE VALLÉE DES MERVEILLES
Last link in the Southern Alps before they plunge into the Mediterranean, the Mercantour National Park has some of the richest biodiversity of any natural area in France. The Mercantour contains almost 40,000 prehistoric rock engravings spread over 15 km² around Mont-Bego. This group of Bronze Age engravings is listed as a historic monument. Welcome to the Vallée des Merveilles 2,300 meters above sea level!