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.
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!
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.
The municipal port or Old Port of Menton sits at the foot of the old town, dominated by the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel.
The Bastion built by Honoré II, Prince of Monaco and home to the Jean Cocteau Museum forms the entrance to the port.
Alongside the port, the long Sablette beach awaits for tourists and yachtsmen to enjoy a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Old Port of Menton, a great place to stop for yachtsmen who want to discover the region.
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.