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Located at the southeastern tip of the Alpes-Maritimes, Menton, Riviera & Merveilles enjoys a dream location between the Principality of Monaco and Italy.

An exceptional geographical location that will give you the opportunity to visit 3 countries during your stay!


Located east of Menton, Riviera & Merveilles, take advantage of your stay to discover the Italian Riviera.

Things to see and do in Italy
  • Limone Piemonte 17 km from Tende

    Village situated on the northern slope of the Col de Tende at 1000m altitude, close to the French and Italian Riviera, Limone is an Alpine ski resort that becomes a real town in the summer and winter seasons. The narrow streets are lined with rustic-style houses. The ski museum welcomes visitors all year round. It is one of the starting points of the Haute Route du Sel (booking:

  • Vernante 20 Km from Tende

    Musée ATTILIO MUSSINO, the illustrator of writer Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio, chose Vernante as the second companion of his life.

    The municipality of Vernante pays tribute to him with this museum.

    There are also over 400 frescoes decorating the facades of Vernante’s houses and monuments created by Bruno Carletto, a former letter carrier who was impressed by Mussino’s work.

    The Parco naturale delle Alpi Marittime twinned with the Parc national du Mercantour offers an exhibition space and workshops for younger visitors.

    The remains of the castle of the Comtes Lascaris. The seigneury of the Counts of Tende included Vernante and Limone.

  • Briga Alta, about 30 km from La Brigue via the Haute Route du Sel

    Briga Alta, at 1310 meters above sea level and some 100 km from Cuneo, is dominated by Mount Saccarello. After the Second World War, La Brigue became French with the hamlet of Morignole, Realdo, came under the municipality of Triora, in the province of Imperia, while Piaggia, Upega and Carnino became a new commune named Briga Alta (toll area for entry to the Haute Route du Sel- booking:, and is part of the province of Cuneo.

  • Triora about 35 km from La Brigue via the Haute Route du Sel

    Monesi di Triora is a hamlet in the municipality of Triora in the province of Imperia, Italy. Born as a ski resort, it is situated at 1392 m above sea level on the slopes of Mount Saccarello – 2201 m above sea level – the highest mountain in Liguria. A monument dedicated to the Redeemer was placed in 1901, representing the symbol and protection of the Maritime Alps, the statue’s installation is part of a more general project to celebrate the Jubilee of 1900.

  • Ventimiglia 10 km from Menton

    Jardin Hanbury: On the Mortola promontory, commune of Ventimiglia, a superb botanical acclimatization garden on the Italian Riviera. Mediterranean and exotic species from all over the world on 18 hectares. Magnificent villa in harmony with the grandiose setting, adorned with fountains, staircases, benches and pergolas.

    Ventimiglia haute: picturesque old town with lovely panoramic views of the town and sea. A labyrinth of alleyways, quiet compared with the hustle and bustle of the town center (especially on Fridays, the day of the big market!) Worth seeing: the cathedral with its baptistery and crypt, the church of Saint-Michel, the oratorio dei Neri, the Aprosiana library (17th c., 1st public library in Liguria)

    Covered market: variety and quality of products that attract many French cross-border commuters.

    Friday market: remains an attraction, albeit an overrated one. Watch out for counterfeits!

  • Nervia Valley after Ventimiglia, 20 km from Menton: 3 picturesque villages

    Dolceacqua: Famous bridge painted by Monet at the foot of the medieval Old Town overlooked by the Doria castle, where summer events take place. A maze of dark, sloping alleys adorned with plants leads to the bridge. The local specialty is “michetta”, a type of brioche.

    Apricale: a pretty medieval village with houses that seem to cling to the rock. Some facades are adorned with paintings. Numerous narrow streets and cobbled staircases lead through the village. You stumble into a pretty square where the church, the oratory of San Bartolomeo and the Lucertola castle dominate a number of restaurants, providing a beautiful backdrop.

    Rochetta Nervina: a wooden pontoon follows the Barbaira river and leads to a stone bridge. This is the smallest of the 3 villages. The road goes no further and gives way to numerous hiking trails.

  • Bordighera 14 km from Menton

    The lungomare Argentina offers a very pleasant car-free seaside promenade. A market takes place here on Thursday mornings. At the end of this promenade, a charming chapel, recently renovated, dominates the rocks of its promontory. Beyond, from the marina you can see the dazzling whiteness of the Villa Garnier.

  • Sanremo 27 km from Menton (by coastal road or 33 km by freeway)

    A balnear city located on the Riviera of Flowers, San Remo offers magnificent examples of architecture: churches, palaces and villas as well as parks and gardens for lovers of greenery.

    Pista ciclabile Area 24: former railroad line transformed into a 24 km cycle path taking you from Ospedaletti to San Lorenzo Al Mare.

    San Siro Cathedral – Piazza San Siro,51. (Open daily – Free admission)

    Russian Orthodox Church – Via Nuvaloni,2. (Open daily – Free admission)

    Sanctuary of the Madonna della costa : Piazzale Santuario Assunta,15 (Open all day. Free admission.)

    Villa Nobel where Swedish scientist Alfred Nobel lived. Nineteenth-century Azure-style garden with rare exotic species. – Corso Felice Cavalotti ,116 (9:30 am to 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm)

    Villa Ormond park: Large variety of palm trees. Panoramic view of the city and sea. – Corso Felice Cavalotti

    La Pigna: historic center, old town district, labyrinth of alleyways leading to the Madona della Costa Sanctuary. – Corso Felice Cavalotti,113 (From 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, free admission.)

    The Casino: Magnificent art nouveau façade. – Corso degli ingelsi, 18 (Open from 10:00 to 2:30)

    Passeggiata Imperatrice: Beautiful seaside promenade. – Lungomare Imperatrice,118.

    IAT – Info Point
    Corso Garibaldi – Palafiori Sanremo, ItalyVia
    Matteotti – Cinema Centrale

    The fruit of a shared History, similar tourist attractions (gentle way of life, international events, remarkable gardens, Via Julia Augusta…) and friendly relations that it is important to keep alive, the “City of Lemons” and the “City of Flowers” will soon be twinned.

  • Bussana Vecchia 30 km from Menton, near Sanremo

    A village partly destroyed by an earthquake in 1887, it remained abandoned for a long time, hence the name “ghost village“, before being rehabilitated by a group of artists.

    The ruined side adds much charm to the place (see: the roofless church)

    This “international artists’ villageentirely pedestrianized and surrounded by greenery, is dotted with galleries, art studios and small shops.

Principality of Monaco

Located 13km from Menton and 69km from Tende, the Principality of Monaco lies to the west of Menton, Riviera & Merveilles.

Things to see and do in Monaco


Just a few kilometers from Menton, let yourself be tempted by the nuggets of the destination Nice Côte d’Azur.

What to see / What to do in France
  • Beaulieu-sur-mer

    Villa Kerylos: architectural masterpiece that bears witness to the art of living in Ancient Greece. Superb panoramic views.

    Impasse Gustave Eiffel
    06310 Beaulieu-sur-Mer
    04 93 01 01 44

    Promenade André Tardieu de Beaulieu à Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: lovely seaside promenade from the Baie des Fourmis to the port of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

  • Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat

    Villa and gardens Ephrussi de Rothschild: Belle Epoque palace and its remarkable gardens built by Beatrice de Rothschild, a great collector.

    1 Av. Ephrussi de Rothschild
    06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
    04 93 01 33 09

  • Villefranche-sur-Mer

    One of the most beautiful bays in the Alpes-Maritimes with a long sandy beach.

    In the old steep town: the rue obscure (XIV th c.) classified MH and painted by Jean Cocteau (a replica of the work is at the beginning of the street)

    Chapelle Saint-Pierre: interior and exterior decorated by Jean Cocteau in 1956.

    The citadelle: houses 3 museums. Pleasant sunken promenade leading to the Darse.

    In summer evenings, open-air cinema in the gardens.

  • Èze village
    • Superb medieval village perched in an eagle’s nest. Numerous craft stores along its cobbled streets.
    • The exotic botanical garden (collections of cacti and succulents) surrounds the castle ruins and culminates at 400 m with a plunging view of the Mediterranean.
      Rue du Château – 06360 Eze
      +33 4 93 41 10 30
    • The Friedrich Nietzsche Trail links the village to the seaside in an hour. The philosopher is said to have found inspiration here for the last part of his work “Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra…”
    • The Fort de la Revère loop (4.3 km) takes you from the village to the fortified structure (not open to visitors). Stunning views over the village, shaded by plane trees. Orientation table and picnic areas. Ideal for a family outing.
    • The Astrorama located on the Route du Fort at 650 m altitude offers a chance to observe the sky and discover astronomy. Numerous animations.
    • Usine Fragonard
    • Usine et Musée Galimard
  • Nice

    Promenade des Anglais: A favorite spot for the English, who came here for winter holidays in the 19th c. and gave their name to this one of the best-known promenades.

    7 km to cover (on foot, by bike…) from the Château hill to the airport.

    Vieux Nice: Shady lanes, colorful facades this is the perfect place to sample Nice’s culinary specialties (socca, petits farçis, pan bagnat, ravioli de daube…)

    The place Saleya and its famous flower market, the Palais Lascaris and its astonishing collection of musical instruments, Baroque-style churches and chapels are also worth discovering.

    The MAMAC: this nearby museum is dedicated to modern and contemporary art. From its roof you can enjoy an amazing view of Old Nice.

    The château: overlooks the old town and offers a breathtaking panorama of the Baie des Anges from the top of its Belvedere.

    The quartier de Cimiez: The arena, the monastery garden offering panoramic views over Nice and the Baie des Anges, the Matisse museum dedicated to the painter’s work, traces his artistic career through its collections, set in a superb park planted with olive trees where you can sample another local specialty: sweet chard pie…

    The Parc Phoenix: botanical and zoological garden, awarded the “jardin remarquable” label, is a 7-hectare green setting near the airport. Children’s play area.

    The Asian Arts Museum: set on the artificial lake of Phoenix Park, this white marble building houses a collection that allows you to discover Asian art and culture through its permanent and temporary exhibitions, shows and animations… zenitude guaranteed!

    The St. Nicholas Cathedral: one of the most important buildings of Orthodox worship outside Russia is worth a visit if only for the contrast between its architecture and the surrounding vegetation.

  • Practical information

    Office de Tourisme Métropolitain Nice Côte d’Azur