Popular Accommodations in Menton
Highlights in Menton
- Old town at the Côte d'Azur
- Numerous museums
- Water sports resort
- Lemon festival
Most popular in Menton
Vacation rentals in Menton
The city on the Côte d'Azur seduces its guests with a charming old town and many interesting museums, which you can reach shortly from a centrally located holiday apartment in Menton. In addition, Menton is located directly by the sea and offers numerous trails to the mountains in the hinterland, making this holiday destination the perfect place for those seeking peace and quiet and relaxation. Along the coast there are, by the way, many apartments that are equipped with a terrace and are only a few steps away from the beach.A house in a quiet green area
The landscape of Menton is characterized by pretty parks with orange and lemon trees. In addition, there are many vacation rentals in elevated hillside location, which provide a breathtaking view. A vacation rental in Menton is the ideal starting point to experience water sports and bathing holidays or to undertake extensive hikes in the Mercantour National Park.
Holiday in Menton
Location and orientation
The city of Menton is located in the French Département Alpes-Maritimes, directly on the Côte d'Azur. From a vacation rental in Menton, located in the Garavan district, you need only a few minutes to the border of Italy. To Nice it is about 30 kilometres by car. The Principality of Monaco is less than a ten-minute drive away.
Travelers and Activities
Menton is a popular holiday destination for water sports enthusiasts, especially sailors and catamaran sailors. You can also go canoeing along a breathtaking coastline. The place is also known for the annual sailing competitions, which are held in Menton.Mountain adventures in the Mercantour National Park
The advantage of an apartment in Menton is that you can easily reach the fantastic hiking and mountain bike routes of the region from your holiday home. The trails and pacours are available in all levels of difficulty and are especially suitable for experienced athletes. The GR 52 long-distance hiking trail ends in Menton and begins in Modane.
Due to its climatically favourable location, lemon cultivation developed into an important branch of industry in the 19th century. A popular souvenir from Menton is therefore the famous lemon jam.
Top travel tips
The old town of Menton shows itself with pastel-coloured houses and a pronounced Italian flair. Especially in the suburb of Garvan there are numerous parks and gardens with rare subtropical plants. In the centre is the Promenade du Soleil, the promenade with a beautiful beach, a wonderful place to go for a walk. Worth seeing is also the baroque cathedral Saint-Michel, which was built in the 17th century and inside houses a mosaic, which represents the coat of arms of the Grimaldis. From the Capuchin monastery L´Annonciade you have a wonderful view over the city. The town hall has a wedding hall worth seeing, designed by Jean Cocteau.2. Cultural tour through the museums of the city
The Jean Cocteau Art Museum is located in the former bastion right next to the harbour. It displays ceramics and paintings by the artist. In the Musée des Beaux-Arts Menton you can visit an impressive picture gallery of Flemish, Italian and French painters. The Prehistoric Museum displays an extensive collection of archaeological finds, in particular the skull of the so-called Grimaldi man, which was found in a grotto to the east.3. A celebration around the lemon
Every year in Menton, always in February or March, the famous lemon festival takes place, which honours the landmark of the city. During this 20-day festival, the streets and parks of the city will be filled with music and festivities that you should not miss. More than 1,000 tons of citrus fruits are used to decorate the removal vans accordingly.