Self catering holidays
Menton town hall was built in the Italian style. The building is home to a splendid wedding hall created by the poet Jean Cocteau. Jean Cocteau lived in Menton for a few years before his death in 1963.
At the request of the Mayor Francis Palmero, Jean Cocteau decorated the room between 1957 and 1958. The artist did everything, from the murals to the wooden doors, the candelabras and the imitation leopard skin rugs.
"No more bets, ladies and gentleman!" Why not try your luck at the casino between the slots machines and the more sophisticated gaming tables.
There are hundreds of slot and video poker machines lined up in the open air and the space is equipped with a retractable roof. Thrills are guaranteed near the gaming tables in an exciting atmosphere featuring a beautiful view over the bay of Saint-Tropez as well as a private terrace overlooking the beach. May Lady Luck smile upon you!
The Notre-Dame de l'Immaculée Conception Cathedral of Antibes was probably built on a shrine dedicated to Diana. The building was awarded the title of cathedral as for many years it was home to the Bishop of Antibes.
Although renovated throughout the centuries (the seventeenth, eighteenth and twentieth) the original building was built in the twelfth century, as proven by the square bell of the old lookout tower. The ochre cathedral facade was classified as an Historical Monument after the Second World War.
A small paradise lies off the coast of Bandol accessible in just a few minutes from the pier of this beautiful little town of Var. Once there, you will find the island's port, the Marina, the smallest port of the Riviera coastline. The port features boutiques, shops, a bar, as well as restaurants, art galleries, the Museum of Wine and Spirits and the Musée des Objets Publicitaires Ricard (Ricard Museum of Advertising).
Various sports activities such as tennis and hiking are also on the programme. If you prefer more contemplative pursuits, then check out the exhibitions at galleries and museums. At dusk, the island reveals itself in all its romantic glory, characterised by the ochre stones of the eternal Isola del Bandoris.
The Menton Museum of Fine Arts has moved to the former Palace of the Princes of Monaco. Indeed, the Palais de Carnolès alone is well worth the visit and the collections of paintings and works of art on show there definitely merit the detour.
Admire the gilded doors, the delicate woodwork and the magnificent ceiling that make this place a splendid setting for the paintings of the great masters. The museum houses paintings from the early Italian and Flemish schools and also boasts a large collection of modern art including paintings from the School of Paris. Visitors are also free to stroll in the gardens of the Palace, where they will discover more than 70 contemporary sculptures.