Menton is a city located in the heart of France. This is a famous beachside resort, a town of mimosa and hot sun. The main peculiarity of the city is the magnificent gardens, large lemon and orange groves, palm trees and bushes with exotic tropical plants. Mild and humid subtropical climate is perfectly suited for plants, so the largest part of urban neighborhoods is occupied by greenery.
Since there are many plantations of roses in the city, Menton has become a center of perfumes and essential oils manufacturing. Each February an unusual celebration takes place in the city. This is a parade devoted to lemon, which is harvested on this time of the year. Besides visiting beautiful parks and gardens, guests can get acquainted with many attractions of the city. The most important sights are located in the old part of Menton.
First of all visitors are recommended to visit the church of Saint Michel - a magnificent building created in the Baroque style. The inner yard of of the church is decorated with beautiful mosaics made of pebbles. The church has been chosen to host the annual music festival with chamber orchestra performances. The halls of the church are decorated with most valuable sculptures and paintings. The church is surrounded by cozy streets and squares from all sides. Make a walk and you will find many monuments of the Baroque epoch.
The biggest parks are located in the Garavan region, which is considered a new one. Here you can find best restaurants and cafes, shopping centers and galleries. Among the cultural institutions we should also highlight the Museum of Fine Arts that exhibits the works of great French artists. A beautiful citrus garden is built around the museum. Making a walk in this garden is a true pleasure. Soleil Boulevard, which stretches along the coast, is definitely the best place for evening walks.