Start your visit following in the footsteps of Jean Cocteau with a trip to the Bastion, the first museum to be devoted to him and an unmissable cultural site in Menton. Jean Cocteau found this neglected 17th century bastion in 1957 whilst decorating the wedding venue. The artist designed the fort’s layout as a revolving door: “I’ll change my artworks as soon as they get too comfortable.” Cocteau never saw the finished work as the museum opened three years after he died. In accordance with his wishes, exhibitions of his work change on a regular basis. Before you leave, Simon says “be quiet” so you can listen to the waves crashing against the Bastion!