Sightseeing route in Menton


【City description】

This city is near Italia and has the Mediterranean beach and a harbor. The buildings in the center area are painted in yellow and orange color. In addition, the lemon is the famous fruit in this city and there is a lemon parade in February. We can also find some paintings of Jean Cocteau.

【Overall rating】


【Time required】

 3 h 30


 5 euros



【Sightseeing route】


①Menton station

Gare De Menton

★Go to Gare Avenue. When you arrive at a square, turn right. You’ll find the destination on the left hand.

②Tourist information center

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Continue to walk in the square as far as a casino and turn left. Go to Soleil Promenade. It takes 15 minutes by walk.

③Jean Cocteau Museum

Musée Jean Cocteau

※It’s closed for the renovation.

★Go to the promenade beside Fossan Beach Park. It takes 5 minutes.

④Bastion Jean Cocteau Museum

Musée du Bastion Jean Cocteau

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 3 euros

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 2 pm – 6 pm

Close: Tuesday, national holidays

★Go to Monleon St and you’ll find a small square on the left hand.

⑤Cap Square

Place du Cap

This is the entrance of the old are.

★Go up Logettes St and Ecoles Pies St as far as the top of the hill. It takes 10 minutes.

⑥⑦Saint-Michel Church

Église Saint-Michel

Time required: 30 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 10 am – noon / 3 pm – 5 pm

Close: weekend, national holidays

★Go down Conception St. When you arrive at Val de Menton Promenade, you find stairs at the corner. Go down the stairs of Sidi Brahim St. When you finish the stairs and arrive at the center city, turn right. When you finish the pedestrian street, turn right. It takes 20 minutes by walk.

⑧City Hall


Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 2 euros

Opening hour: 8 am – noon / 2 pm – 4 h 30 pm

Close: weekend, national holidays

You can find a painting of Jean Cocteau in the wedding hall.

★When you go to the street in front of the city hall, you return to the square of the Tourist information center. Turn right and go back to the station with the same route. It takes 20 minutes.


Menton station