Menton, France, is located on the French Riviera in the far south east corner of France. It is a destination famous for its beaches, buildings and gardens, having won France’s City of Flowers competition on no less than five occasions. Menton is a highly manicured town, where there has been obvious effort made to make every aspect of the town attractive for both the residents and visitors. Whilst this is clearly a wealthy area, it is far less ostentatious than many of its neighbours.
Menton’s beach is a huge asset for those wishing to take accommodation in Menton, as temperatures in the summer can reach up to 40°C. The beach is long and sandy, and can get quite busy during the summer. The two marinas at each end of the main beach both offer a range of sporting trips, from deep sea fishing to scuba diving trips. Water sports in Menton are big business. Accommodation in Menton provides the perfect base to enjoy sailing, rowing, scuba diving, windsurfing, kite boarding and boat trips round the coast.
Between February and March are 3 weeks of citrus based fun as the huge Lemon Festival rolls into town. This is a huge festival, with vibrantly coloured parades every weekend, Brazilian bands, folklore groups, dancing and an indulgence of food and drink, making it an excellent time to take a holiday rental property in Menton.
Menton has some great options for evening entertainment. Although Menton is certainly not as vibrant at night as most of its neighbours, the nightlife is sedate yet great fun. Once you have finished your evening meal either in a restaurant or in your self catering Menton holiday apartment or villa, there are a whole host of options waiting for you. There are enough clubs and bars to suit all tastes of nightlife, including dance clubs and piano bars. Menton is also famous for its casino and theatre scene.
Menton’s medieval origins are still clearly visible today, and although there are some excellent guide books taking you through the main sights of the town, there are some fascinating guided tours of the town which you can take from the Eglise St Michel, which take you to some of the hidden treasures which decorate the narrow streets of Menton. The town is also a great place to take a holiday rental villa for walking. There are four national walking trails which pass through the town, including the famous Balcony of the Cote d’Azur trail which runs along the coastline.
Slightly further along the coast towards Italy is the town of Beausoleil, which is formed in a natural amphitheatre surrounding Monaco. Whilst it does not conceal a large number of tourist attractions, Beausoleil offers both a glorious atmosphere and excellent access to the attractions and casino’s of Monaco.
Menton holidays are protected from the weather on three sides by mountains. Therefore, temperatures in winter are noticeably higher in Menton than in neighbouring Cannes for example. Averaging over 315 cloudless days, it is little surprise that Menton accommodation is used primarily as beach accommodation or accommodation for walking holidays in the early spring or late autumn when temperatures drop slightly. In winter, temperatures remain above 12°C, whilst in summer, they average around 30°C.
Both BMI and easyJet provide a range of cheap flights toNice International Airport (NCE) which is within half an hour of accommodation in Menton. With so many cheap flights and a huge number of transfer options upon your arrival, you will be able to spend a little more whist staying in your Menton villa or apartment.