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Sightseeing in Menton - what to see. Complete travel guide

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.
Menton is an established place for holding of one of the brightest and most remarkable world holidays being the Lemon Festival. The city is actually a place of birth of the world renowned … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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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.
During a walk through the port area, Menton's guests will be able to see the most beautiful old fort. This majestic stone structure is perfectly preserved after hundreds of years. You can walk freely through its territory. Not so long ago, the Jean Cocteau Museum was located in the building of the fort, which is now transferred to a nearby separate building. Now the collection of this museum has about a thousand works of the famous artist. Also works of Matisse, Picasso and other famous painters can be seen in the museum.
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One of the most beautiful architectural monuments in the city is the Palace of Europe. Now it houses the main tourist office. This incredibly beautiful building with large windows, arches and slender columns, is surrounded by dense thickets of ornamental plants.
Menton (France) A real historical landmark is the building in which the city market is located. It was built in 1898. For more than a hundred years in this lovely building built of red brick, local farmers sell their best products. The market sells seasonal vegetables and fruits. Here is the place to go for the most fragrant and sweet oranges and lemons.
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Not far from the market is the miniature Anglican Church of 1868, which has almost completely preserved its original appearance since its inception. In the tiny church with a tiled roof, old decorations were also preserved. Its visitors will be able to see beautiful old icons and other religious attributes of the 19th century.
Menton (France) In the immediate vicinity of Menton, there are also many interesting excursion sites. Here you can visit the village of Sainte Agnes. It is located in a picturesque mountainous area and is considered one of the most beautiful villages of France. The main historical symbol of the village is the ancient fort, Maginot Sainte Agnes. It is the most high-seaside village in Europe, which is located at an altitude of about 800 meters above sea level. From some streets of the village, a classy view of the coast opens.
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No less interesting and beautiful is the mountain village of Saurge. Its amazing historical appearance is also preserved. In this village, there is a Franciscan monastery, which was founded in 1633. This village is located in a remote mountainous area, so tourists can visit it very rarely.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Menton
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin' Alpes-Maritimes, 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello d’Appio' Ventimiglia, 6.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Dolceacqua' Dolceacqua, 12.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Lucéram' Alpes-Maritimes, 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello della Lucertola' Apricale, 16.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Menton
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Préalpes d’Azur' , 53 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 118.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Menton and around
♥   Art museum 'Musée Matisse' Nice, 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée d art moderne et d art contemporain' Nice, 20 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice' Nice, 22.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Musée des Arts Asiatiques' Nice, 26.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Menton from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Balestrino

From the series “The Most Impressive Abandoned Cities on the Planet”
There exist a considerable amount of priceless historical attractions. Visitors can see the beautiful St. Andrew church that survived by some miracle after the devastating earthquakes. Beautiful St. George Cathedral which is remained untouched and which is decorated with priceless frescoes of the 15th century. New earthquakes pose a real threat to Balestrino. The risk is high and the unique historical objects may be ruined at any time. … Read further

Promenade de la Croisette

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
Tourists come at the promenade to see the celebrities. They usually like to walk along the magnificent promenade. The promenade shines not only in a daytime from the sun and celebrities but also at night. When the sky gets darker, there opens a number of clubs and bars. Celebrities like to spend time in the luxurious club "Le Baoli". Palm Beach Casino is the other place where famous people like to have fun. This casino is situated at the end of the promenade. … Read further
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