Jean Cocteau Bastion Museum

  • Museum
  • Museum of France
  • Municipal museum
Bastion du Vieux Port Quai Napoléon III 06500 Menton
The Bastion (small fortress built in 1636) was restored and re-designed in its entirety by Jean Cocteau as the setting for his artwork. The staircase, tapestry, pebble decoration..., everything was imagined by Cocteau himself.Una tappa inevitabile dell''opera di Jean Cocteau.
In 1957, while working on the decorations for the wedding hall in Menton, Jean Cocteau noticed an abandoned 17th century fort: the Bastion.
The mayor at the time, Francis Palmero, suggested that he turn it into a museum of his works and the artist, charmed by the place, accepted. To respect his wishes, the museum now dedicated to him regularly changes the exhibition of his works.
However, Jean Cocteau kept a close eye on every detail of this creation, from the decoration of the doorways on...


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Rates 2024

Full price

Reduced priceStudents, teachers, large families, persons over 65, on presentation of proof

Group adultsProfessional partners, groups of 10 or more

Free: every first Sunday of every month.
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All year

10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00


10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 18:00


Jean Cocteau Bastion Museum
Bastion du Vieux Port Quai Napoléon III 06500 Menton
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Updated on 20 May 2024 at 15:33
by Office de Tourisme Menton, Riviera & Merveilles
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