First trip to Menton : what to do ?

Sunny beaches, museums, a colorful old town and much more, your first trip to Menton will be one to remember. Check out the Best Western Hotel Méditerranée's suggestions of must-sees for your first vacation in Menton.


It's the first time you come to visit Menton? The capital of lemon has many surprises in store for you. Whether you come in winter or summer, it is a radiant weather that awaits you in Menton with its more than 300 days of sunshine per year!

Prepare your vacations in Menton with the suggestions of the Hotel Méditerranée team, to discover this vibrant city like a real Mentonian!


The unmissable beaches of Menton

On vacation in Menton and the approach of summer, you can not miss a walk or even a swim on one of the beaches of the city.

Like its big sister the Promenade des Anglais, the Promenade du Soleil in Menton has several private beaches and public beaches. Whether you are with family, friends or alone, in summer the beaches are supervised for your safety.

Closer to the Old Port, let yourself be seduced by the beach Les Sablettes which is certainly the most beautiful beach in Menton. Stretching over about 350 meters, it offers a view of the mountains of the Southern Alps and the colorful houses.


The Sablettes beach Menton – Credit Summer Hotels
The Sablettes beach Menton – Credit Summer Hotels


Gardens: the city's signature

Menton is known for its exceptional climate: more than 316 days of sunshine per year await you! The subtropical microclimate of Menton allows it to have beautiful gardens, which contribute to the influence of the city.    

Among them, you will find the Jardin Serre de la Madone which contains many rare plants from all over the world. A real haven of freshness and greenery, this garden is a must to visit during your trip to Menton.

We also advise you to visit the famous Val Rahmeh Botanical Garden, ideal for an escape into another world with its exotic plants.


Discovering the Old Town of Menton

Head to the Old town of Menton and its rainbow of facades for a colorful stroll. It is the ideal place to buy many local products: choose between perfumed waters, lemon jam, olive oil and many others! Find the jams of the Maison Herbin every day in the breakfast buffet of our 3 star hotel in the heart of Menton.

Sit on a terrace in the Place aux Herbes for a break in a bucolic setting.


Old Town of Menton – Credit Summer Hotels
Old Town of Menton – Credit Summer Hotels


Cultural visit of Jean Cocteau's museums

You are passionate about the art of Jean Cocteau? Menton is fortunate to have many museums including two museums in tribute to the famous artist of the twentieth century. Find the Jean Cocteau Museum - The Bastion facing the sea with exhibitions of works (regularly changed). On the seafront, the Jean Cocteau collection Sévérin Wunderman displays the most beautiful works of the artist. A visit not to be missed during your stay in Menton!


Visit of Italy

Located in the far southeast, Menton is on the border with Liguria, a region of Italy that is home to the famous villages of Cinque Terre and Portofino.  For those who want to visit Italy, take advantage of your stay in Menton and visit the towns on the border such as Sanremo, a seaside resort with a beautiful flowery promenade.


You are planning your first trip to Menton and as you have understood, the city has some nice surprises in store for you. Between its exceptional climate, its museums and its beautiful beaches, your vacations are guaranteed to be successful. For even more ideas, discover also the must-sees of tourism in Menton.


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