Salle des Mariages
Menton’s old town is a cascade of pastel-coloured buildings. Meander the historic quarter all the way to the Cimetière du Vieux Château ...
Jardin de la Serre de la Madone
Beautiful if slightly unkempt, this garden was designed by American botanist Lawrence Johnston. He planted dozens of rare plants picked...
Musée Jean Cocteau Collection Séverin Wunderman
Art collector Séverin Wunderman donated some 1500 Cocteau works to Menton in 2005 on the condition that the town build a dedicated...
With the opening of this funky wine-bar hangout, nightlife has arrived in Menton. Be it a morning coffee, a dusk cocktail with...
Design, cuisine and sea view (the full sweep of the Med above Menton town below) are all spectacular at this 1930s villa with a twinset...
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Salle des Mariages information
In 1957 Jean Cocteau decorated Menton’s registry office, inside the town hall. It’s a distinctive space, with swirly drawings, leopard-print carpet and no windows. An audio commentary (French only) runs you through the symbolism of Cocteau’s designs.