Located between Monaco and the Italian border, Menton is one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations for visitors to Europe and an important hub along the French Riviera. Its warm climate and alpine scenery make it an extremely attractive place to visit, with plenty of highlights to see. From the impressive Saint Michel Basilica to the pristine public beaches, there’s sure to be something for everyone. In this article, we’ll show you what you can expect from a Menton private tour. We’ll also tell you the best ways to combine sightseeing in Menton with nearby Monaco and other French Riviera destinations, such as Cannes and Nice.
Visiting Menton on a private tour
We are specialise in the French Riviera and offer bilingual tours in all the main destinations along the Riviera, and Menton is no different. Below are a few of the highlights you’ll see on a Menton private tour, plus some information about the annual Lemon Festival, the most important date in the Menton calendar.
The Old Town
Menton is clearly divided into the new and the old part of the town. The Old Town occupies the centre of Menton and is located on a hill which winds down to the Old Port and the seafront. The narrow streets and charming port are without a doubt one of the highlights of the entire area.
Port de Garavan
Port de Garavan is the more modern harbour which dominates the town’s waterfront. Not quite as glamorous as Monaco, it is nevertheless always packed with pretty boats and there is a nice walk round the entire marina. Plenty of waterfront bars and restaurants are available to provide dinner after your visit.
Marche des Halles
The famous covered market of Menton is a must-visit for people exploring the town for the first time. The market runs for six days every week, as traders sell all sorts of cheese, meats, vegetables and citrus fruits – the prized export of the Menton region. The Menton traders are notoriously friendly, so you can expect all sorts of free samples during your visit.
Plage des Sablettes
Whilst Monaco and Cannes are renowned for their exclusive private beaches, Menton is much more laid back, and the majority of its beaches are open to the public. Located in a small bay beneath the Saint Michel Basilica, Plage des Sablettes is probably the most charming, a great mixture of sand and shingle overlooking the mountains to the east.
Fetes des Citrons
Held in February every year to mark the end of winter, the Menton Lemon Festival is a celebration of the town’s citrus fruit production. Lasting for around two weeks, a carnival atmosphere descends on the town, with parades of floats, many of which show off sculptures made from lemons. There’s a different theme every year and all the fruit used is sold off cheaply at the end of the festival, to minimise waste. Visitors to Menton in February will be sure to experience some of this carnival-like atmosphere.
Tell me more about the Menton private tour!
Now you know a bit more about Menton, we’re sure you’re already planning your visit, right? The best way to see the sights of Menton is on a private walking tour we’ll be happy to offer you. If you have a group of friends or family then you can book a two hour guided tour of the town from just €200 for a group of up to 6 guests, or €300 for between 6 and 15 guests. This represents fantastic value and is a great way for your group to explore the sights of Menton. Additional extras include just €20 per extra adult and €9 per extra child (under 18). booking & information firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, if you are staying in Nice and would prefer a day trip to Menton it is also possible . For just €12* (adults) or €6* (children) you can include a train ticket from Nice to Menton. This will allow you to travel between the two destinations for your tour.
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