Menton French Italian border is certainly one of my favourite towns on the French Riviera, in fact I intend to make it my base the next time I visit this wonderful part of the world.
Side-walk restaurants & galleries
Menton is certainly overlooked by many tourists & travellers, to me it is much nicer than many of the more popular Riviera locations.
So many interesting shops & restaurants in Menton.
Beautiful restaurant setting
Of course one of the main pastimes in France is food and there are many good restaurants to choose from here.
While we are on the subject of food
Wonderful French Oysters, even though I now live in Thailand I often enjoy these succulent molluscs which are regularly imported fresh from France.
What a magnificent combination of colours in this seafood pasta
It tasted every bit as good as it looks. 🙂
Creme Brulee to finish
Now that’s what I call a perfect lunch.
So many restaurants & so little time
This is where I enjoyed the wonderful food you see above.
The restaurant was next door to Le Nautic
It’s very easy to get around Menton by car.
Jean Cocteau, painter and poet, became involved in the restoration and decoration of the Bastion, a small fort of the XVII century, in order to convert it into an exhibition place for his work.
One of the many beaches
One of the most popular coastlines in the world.
Comfortable on the rocks?
Probably not too comfortable, however I would be very happy lying beside her, I would gladly put up with the pain from the pebbles.
High density living
On the left is the Basilique Saint Michel.
A great view overlooking the harbour and beach.
Some of the thousands of boats on the French Riviera.
Sun, sand & boats, however many of the Riviera beaches have pebbles instead of sand.
It seems to be shaped like a large anchor.
The old cemetery
The previous photos have been taken from the Old Cemetery which is worth a visit. Great view of the old city and harbour.
Old Cemetery overlooking Menton
Some very ancient grave stones here.
The old border checkpoint Menton French Italian border
Italy is just round the corner from the French Riviera… In fact, if you are in Menton, you can just walk across the border! The Italian town of Ventimiglia is located at the terminus of the coastal railway line that runs between Nice and Monaco.
Menton is the perfect location
That’s all folks
Sing it for me please Edith. 🙂
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