The garden city
Succumb to the authentic charm of the French Riviera in Menton, a seaside resort, ideally located between the Principality of Monaco and Italy, where the Alps plunge into the shores of the Mediterranean.
Thanks to a microclimate that tends towards the sub-tropics, Menton is a gardener’s paradise, and also an unparalleled showcase for the architecture that has shaped this secret in the Riviera.
sea • air • land
from 2 days to 5 days
What to see: You can hope off the boat for some quick shopping in the lovely old town or visit the Basilica Saint-Michel-Archange And The Russian Cemetery
Menton has the best of everything: a warm climate year-round, beautiful gardens, excellent French and Italian food, sandy beaches at the foot of the aqua blue Mediterranean sea, and a colorful and historic old town.
So why is it still the best-kept destination secret in the south of France ? Perhaps because many flock to the city of Nice and the glamor and glitter of Monte Carlo and Cannes.
A special micro-climate separates Menton from the other villages of the Cote d’Azure dotting the Mediterranean, as it has more sunny days in a year than any other place in France. Smaller than Nice and Monte Carlo but larger than Eze or Villefranche, Menton is a city with a village feel to it.
Menton by boat is a delight. Avoid the crowds during the tourist season and combine glamour with seaside luxury on a Delta Group yacht charter.