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Discovery tour of the palaces of the Belle Epoque

Discovery in Menton

  • Strolling around the city you can admire the facades of the Palaces of the Belle Époque. Indeed, most of them are now residential residences except 4 hotels still in activity.

  • Menton has a rather exceptional Belle-Epoque hotel heritage, due to the quantity of old Grand Hotels that were built there to welcome rich winterers from all over Europe, witnesses of a sumptuous era when nobility and crowned heads descended to Menton in resort.
    A sign placed at the entrances of these former Palaces allows a route through the city to discover the exteriors of these former Palaces now transformed into condominiums:
    Villa Anastasia - 6 avenue gal de Gaulle Alexandra Palace...
    Menton has a rather exceptional Belle-Epoque hotel heritage, due to the quantity of old Grand Hotels that were built there to welcome rich winterers from all over Europe, witnesses of a sumptuous era when nobility and crowned heads descended to Menton in resort.
    A sign placed at the entrances of these former Palaces allows a route through the city to discover the exteriors of these former Palaces now transformed into condominiums:
    Villa Anastasia - 6 avenue gal de Gaulle > Alexandra Palace - 10 rue Paul Morillot > L'Impérial - 9 avenue de la Madone > L'Astoria - 4 avenue Edouard 7 >
    Le Majestic - 1 rue Partouneaux > Le Louvre - 11 rue du Louvre > Le Winter Palace - 20B avenue Riviera > Le Mont Fleuri - 25 avenue Riviera > Le Riviera Palace - 28 avenue Riviera > Les Iles Britanniques - 2 rue Pietra Scritta >
    Le National - Allée des Acacias > L'Orient - 1 rue de la République > Le Malte - 3 rue de la République > Le Regina - 1563 Promenade du Soleil > Le Porte de France - Avenue Laurenti > Garavan Palace - 7, avenue Blasco Ibanez..
    4 hotels are still active: Les Ambassadeurs - 3 Rue Partouneaux - L’Orangeraie - 15 Rue Partouneaux - Le Royal Westminster - 28/30 Avenue Félix Faure - Le Balmoral - 38 Avenue Félix Faure.
    The diversity of these buildings testifies to the different architectural typologies that developed during the second half of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century. The facades bear witness, in turn, to a strict neo-classicism almost Haussmannian, or on the contrary of the liberties of eclecticism with more flowery facades with sometimes Italian or Moorish inspirations. With the Gardens and the Fries, the Palaces Belle-Epoque are living witnesses of the history of Menton.
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