The Musée Jean Cocteau, Séverin Wunderman Collection presents the work of the poet from the 1910s to the 1950s and offers visitors exhibition spaces for collections and temporary exhibitions, an educational workshop, a graphic art office and a documentary resource area.
The museum visit continues to the Bastion, the layout of which was designed by Jean Cocteau between 1958 and 1963. The drawings of the Innamorati, the studies for the décor for the wedding hall, as well as the pottery created in the Madeline-Jolly workshop are presented there.
Several varieties of lemons are grown in Menton: Santa Theresa, Villa franca, Euréka. The local Menton lemon is rich in acids and essences. Its peel contains a high amount of essential oil.
Au pays du citron, is a story of family and a passion for the Menton lemon. In the heart of the pedestrian shopping area of old Menton, in their boutique and workshop, Sonia and Fabrice Puech transform the Menton lemon into gourmet creations that are an absolute must try!
Based at the foot of the The Basilica of St. Michael, the Saint-Michel plant oil factory has been a leading institution of Menton since 1896.
It celebrates olive oil, the jewel of Mediterranean culture, thanks to an expertise passed down from generation to generation.
Its produce is recognised internationally and the shop offers numerous variations around oil.
The village of Sainte-Agnès is located in the heart of the Var countryside, not far from Menton. It is approximately 800 metres tall.
The legend goes that Agnès, a Roman and Christian princess, sought refuge in a cave in this place, to escape a deadly storm.
The origin of the village therefore goes back to Roman times.
Sainte-Agnès is also considered as one of the highest French villages. Its breathtaking view over the Côte d'Azur, Menton and the Mediterranean is one of the reasons.
Since 1910, the Oceanographic Museum of Monacofounded by Prince Albert I of Monaco has revealed the mystery of the sea and ocean to visitors. Its collections explore both the marvels of natural history (shells, shellfish, fish and many other inhabitants of the saltwater setting) and the art of navigation and scientific expeditions.
Collections also include artistic representations of the marine environment and creations based on sea objects serving an aesthetic purpose (mother-of-pearl ornaments, painted shells) and ethnographic prints.
Additionally, theAquariumand its 90 pools allow the public direct contact with water and deep-sea creatures.