Menton’s medieval Old Town has a very special character with its colourful pastel buildings and narrow streets overlooking both the Mediterranean Sea as well as the mountains.
Like most of the old towns on the French Riviera, Menton’s Old Town is situated in the centre and it occupies the entire hill, extending to the Old Port which is only a few steps away. You can enjoy a nice walk through the promenade and then head to the Old Town for some sightseeing.
You will find the cemetery along the way as well, located right at the top of the Old Town. This cemetery is very well known for the magnificent views as well as for the inventor, William Webb Ellis. You will also see St. Michael the Archangel church which dates back all the way to the 17th century.
The old quarter of Menton is really impressive with its narrow streets, passages, stairs and tunnels, surrounded by pastel-coloured buildings in impressive architectural styles.
The local market also takes place in the Old Town, in an indoor hall where you will find a wide selection of local products such as cheese, meat, fruit and vegetables which create a very colourful and tempting atmosphere.
Visit the old town of Menton and appreciate its picturesque colourful buildings, stroll through the streets and discover all the little hidden gems alongside some small boutique stores offering regional products. The setting also overlooks the Alps mountains behind which is also very interesting to see, especially during winter when they are covered in snow.