A Cote d’Azur weekend: enjoy the rhythm of the dolce vita in Menton

Enjoy Menton in the sunshine before the tourist rush – that’s the advantage of winter!

The winter is mild in Menton. This authentic tourist town, right on the Mediterranean, enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year. So even in winter, it’s a joy to wander round its narrow cobbled streets! The old town is host to cool squares and colourful facades where you can enjoy the dolce vita. The Royal Westminster, your hotel in Menton, is in the centre of the town and faces the sea. An ideal starting point for visits, strolling in the southern sunshine…

Places to visit near your hotel in Menton

There’s nothing better than beginning your weekend on the Cote d’Azur in the sunshine on the Promenade du Soleil. Enjoy the splendid waterfront with sandy and pebble beaches and charming facades.

The new Jean Cocteau Museum can be found to the east of the town. The building, designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti, houses a collection of artwork and acclaimed temporary exhibitions.

The unmissable Saint Michel basilica, a true Baroque treasure, is just a stone’s throw from your hotel in Menton. With its beautiful bell tower and its renovated square, the building hosts concerts during the Menton classic music festival in August.

Little pieces of heaven…

Fancy a break before continuing? Le Westminster, a restaurant in Menton, within your hotel, offers Mediterranean cooking. On the menu: seafood, risottos and the famous bouillabaisse. Avoid wasting time looking for a good restaurant in Menton by choosing half or full-board. That way, you’ll be able to take full advantage of your weekend on the Cote d’Azur.

Because there are still plenty of places to visit from your hotel in Menton:

  • the century-old town market,
  • the Russian church,
  • the l’Annonciade monastery,
  • sculptures by Sacha Sosno,
  • the chapel of the white penitents (Chapelle des pénitents blancs) and more.

And that’s not forgetting the town’s little pieces of heaven: the Boulevard de Garavan, its tropical flowers, the panoramic view of the water and the sumptuous gardens for which the town is known. Incredible green spaces you’ll love to visit! A reason to extend your weekend on the Cote d’Azur, don’t you think?