Menton

Walk to the Monastery of the Annonciade

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Menton
1.5 km
  • Walk from Menton to the Monastery of the Annunciade. Last vestige of the ancient city of Podium Pini, the monastery of the Annunciade is a symbol for the city of Menton. Departure from the Rosary path in front of the bus station.

  • From the Tourist Office of Menton, go north until the end of the avenue Boyer. Cross to the left over the pedestrian crossing and take Verdun Avenue.
    At the roundabout of the bus station, you will take the Rosary Path. This small path composed of 464 steps will lead you to the Monastery, cradle of Menton.
    View of the old palaces (Winter, Lutetia) built late XIX century/ early XX century. These former hotels had a very large capacity. The biggest of them was the Riviera Palace (200 rooms)....
    From the Tourist Office of Menton, go north until the end of the avenue Boyer. Cross to the left over the pedestrian crossing and take Verdun Avenue.
    At the roundabout of the bus station, you will take the Rosary Path. This small path composed of 464 steps will lead you to the Monastery, cradle of Menton.
    View of the old palaces (Winter, Lutetia) built late XIX century/ early XX century. These former hotels had a very large capacity. The biggest of them was the Riviera Palace (200 rooms). During the Second World War, their functions were transformed from hotels to hospitals. Then, at the end of the War, they were sold and became private residences. We continue to climb the trail to the Monastery, «bridge» between the two valleys of Careï and Borrigo, but the invasions being only very little visible, everything was moved in the center of the old city. Throughout the 464 steps, we can admire the fifteen oratories built following the wishes of the sister of Jérôme de Monléon (twice mayor of Menton), «miraculous» of leprosy. The De Monléon family has its vault at the Monastery.
    History of the cradle of Menton: the chapel was built in the XIV century, on the hill of Puypin («Stronghold»); in the XIII the castle had already been moved on the Colla Rogna (Rock of the Old Town). It is Honoré II, Prince builder, who was the first to stay in the Palace of Princes, rue Longue (former Roman Way). Inside the crypt we can admire the many ex-votos, as well as at the Laghet shrine in La Turbie. The Capuchin Brothers left about twenty years ago, then the Sisters of the Annunciade arrived. Currently the Monastery was bought by the city.
  • Plain text period
    All year round.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
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