Musée du Bastion
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...
Basilique St-Michel Archange
From place du Cap a ramp leads to southern France's grandest baroque church, the Italianate Basilique St-Michel Archange. Its creamy...
Cimetière du Vieux Château
Meander the historic quarter all the way to the Cimetière du Vieux Château for great views of the old town and the port.
With the opening of this funky wine-bar hangout, nightlife has arrived in Menton. Be it a morning coffee, a dusk cocktail with...
Menton’s covered food market near the seafront bursts with local colours, scents and flavours.
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Musée du Bastion information
Cocteau loved Menton. It was following a stroll along the seaside that he got the idea of turning a disused 17th-century bastion (1636) on the seafront into a monument to his work. He restored the building himself, decorating the alcoves, outer walls, reception hall and floors with pebble mosaics. The works on display change regularly. Admission include entry to the Musée Jean Cocteau.