Menton, a city guide

Soak up the atmosphere in perhaps the most overlooked resort on the French Riviera. Sleepy Menton has much to entice the traveller, including the manicured gardens of the Serre de la Madone and a fascinating museum dedicated to its adopted son, the renowned poet Jean Cocteau.



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Awesome Restaurants
in Menton

Mundana has set a high standard and hand picked these restaurants for their great food quality, good reputation, great customer service, clean environment, courteous staff and original menus.

Le Petit Prince


Exceptionally good food in lovely surroundings.

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Au Pistou


Local fare including Menton specialities with a selection of regional French dishes thrown in for good measure.

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Rated with two stars by the Michelin Guide, this restaurant is run by chef Mauro Colagreco and is a real treat for the tastebuds.

Budget $$$$

Le Solenzara


This beacfront restaurant is where the smart and the savvy go - fresh local ingredients prepared, cooked and served to perfection.

Budget $$-$$$

Vanilla Bakery


The best bakery in town.

Budget $$-$$$

Top Activities
in Menton


Jean Cocteau Museum

Museum showcasing over a thousand works by the French artist Jean Cocteau who died in 1963.

Jardin botanique exotique de Menton

Botanical garden with many exotic and unusual specimens including trees and aquatic plants.

Basilique Saint-Michel-Archange

This Baroque Roman Catholic basilica dates from 1653 and in it you'll find historic artefacts and a 17th-century organ.

Best Shops
in Menton


La Cure Gourmande Menton

Chocolate, confectionery, biscuits - whatever your choice of sweet treats, they have it here.

Au Pays du Citron

Another shop to tempt the foodie traveller, this one is great for purchasing a citrussy souvenir to take home, particularly the limoncello.

Confiturerie Herbin

Visit in the morning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a tour of this jam factory plus a chance to buy jars to take home.

Explore the Itineraries

Discover Menton in one of Mundana's Itineraries, getting the most out of your trip.

Italy and France: Riviera highlights

Genoa, Portofino, Santa Margherita, Menton, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Antibes, Nice
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Italy and France: Riviera highlights (3 Weeks)

Genoa, Portofino, Santa Margherita, Menton, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Antibes, Nice
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