To the Lemon Country! Whether visiting or on vacation, it's likely that like Jean Cocteau you'll be enchanted by the charm of Menton. Located between the Italian border and Monaco, Menton is a City of Art and History, with an exceptional cultural and natural heritage. With its own privileged micro climate, Menton is full of wonderful Gardens and citrus groves, for which it has been famous since the 19th century! The Fête du Citron lemon festival at Menton is also an event that is known throughout the world.
What is there to see and do in Menton? The Côte d'Azur Card provides plenty of ideas for free excursions and activities in Menton! Culture, nature, fine food, activities on the sea... Something for everyone. Experience the Musée Cocteau Collection Séverin Wunderman, created by talented architect Rudy Ricchiotti. This museum is the largest existing celebration of the life and work of Jean Cocteau, who became a Freeman of the City of Menton. Also visit the exceptional gardens of La Serre de la Madone, a classified historic monument. For lovers of fine food, visit the old town to try the traditionally made preserves and lemon-based regional specialities. Finally during your stay at Menton try your hand at sea kayak and experience the contrasting landscapes between the Mediterranean and Roya-Bévéra.