An Italian getaway during your trip to the Cote d’Azur

Tourism in Menton? There are plenty of places to visit on the Cote d’Azur and – of course – you can explore the Italian side!

The gorgeous seaside resort of Menton, near Nice, is an ideal place to spend time when on the Cote d’Azur. Famous for its Lemon Festival and its incredibly sunny weather, it’s the perfect place for visits to the French Riviera and, over the border, the Italian Riviera too!

A Menton hotel with an ideal location

From Ventimiglia and its well-known market to Dolceacqua and San Remo, there are so many places to see nearby. A delightful way to spend your time – if you manage to pick a destination… Don’t wait any longer, book now to enjoy some sightseeing in Menton and the Cote d’Azur!

The Royal Westminster, your 3-star hotel in Menton, has listed the three essential destinations for a trip to Italy:


Ventimiglia is the first town you’ll encounter once you’ve crossed the border. In the west of the Italian Riviera, the town is well-known for its huge market which takes place every Friday by the sea. In Ventimiglia, you can also explore the archaeological remains of an ancient Roman theatre and the San Michele church in the old town.


Stop off in the village of Dolceacqua, just over ten miles from your hotel in Menton, to admire the Italian countryside. Traces of this ancient village’s medieval history remain, including the Doria Castle and its typical alleys. Today you can enjoy Italian and specialities there, including Rossese di Dolceacqua, a local red wine.

San Remo

This Italian town is worth the trip for several reasons. To name but a few, there are:

  • parks and gardens, including the Villa Ormond Park;
  • the San Remo Casino, one of the four Italian casinos;
  • the Italian Song Festival in February;
  • the Russian Orthodox church;
  • The old town: la Pigna…

If you’re planning a trip to Menton, remember that it’s an ideal opportunity to visit Monaco, the French Riviera and the Italian Riviera too. Avanti!