Fully refurbished and newly decorated in January 2014, you will find every luxury and convenient amenity in this holiday rental: Free high speed Wi-Fi, satellite television, fully stocked American kitchen; air conditioning, microwave oven, coffee pot, full range with oven and 4- top electric stove. New upgraded mattresses that sleep 4 comfortably.
Our apartment is located on the Rue Longue, the most historic and oldest street in Menton. Our building is nearly 700 years old and exudes charm. The building is in good condition for its age as the apartments have been refurbished. We are on the top floor, 3 flights up a somewhat steep staircase.
The Old Town of Menton is home to many fine restaurants, bars, water activities,museums and a casino. The Plage des Sablettes, Menton's only sandy beach, is located directly in front of our apartment. You can watch your loved ones swimming from our balcony and wave them upstairs when lunch is ready!
The Mediterranean Sea glistens its many shades of blue at different times of the day. Whether you are going to the beach or walking to dinner at one of the many fine restaurants, Menton has it all!
Thanks to a beneficial subtropical micro climate (316 sunny days a year), winter is practically unknown in Menton. Therefore, you can enjoy a beautiful sea and the nearby sunny mountains all year round.
Menton is on the borders of Italy, the Principality of Monaco and the Comté de Nice. Paradise of gardens, Menton is also a unique display of architecture. These have molded this “Secret Riviera” paradise where you can walk in the footsteps of famous names.
From Queen Victoria to Jean Cocteau, countless people have come to this magical setting to re-kindle the authentic.
The scents, colours and tranquility, but also the diversity of the activities that can be practiced here throughout the year, make Menton “The Pearl of France”, as stated by the geographer Élysée Reclus.
Moreover, the town is the first town of the Alpes-Maritimes to receive the designation “City of Art and History”. Menton is the citrus capital of France and its world renowned Fete du Citron in late February is a 3 week festival celebrating all things citrus!
Menton is a great romantic getaway, a place to relax and relish the old world charm and quiet serenity of the French Riviera.
We fell in love with Menton over our several trips here. There is so much to do. The botanical gardens, the restaurants, the beach, and the culture. We also fell in love with the people. They are gentle, they are very courteous to us when we speak our less than perfect French. There is also a nice mixture of French and Italian culture so the food choices are superb. We looked at several properties and we liked some of them. But when we walked into what is now our apartment, our jaws literally dropped with amazement. It was love at first sight. We walked right in to the large doors that lead to our balcony, took a look at the view and knew this was the place. We also loved the elegance and privacy of the Rue Longue. It is a special and quiet place. You can not drive a car down this road unless you have a special clicker which is reserved for residents of our street. Therefore it is mostly a pedestrian-only street that is very quiet. Our apartment is a 'through and through' meaning one side fronts the sea and the other fronts the Rue Longue. It was actually two apartments that were combined years ago which offers lots of room to relax and unwind.
The apartment exudes charm. From the high ceilings, and arches to the thick concrete textured walls, you know you are in an historic building. The location and view are the two top benefits. You absolutely do not need a car in the the Old Town. You can take an express bus for 18 EUR from the Nice airport or the train from Nice. Both are a few blocks away when you arrive. The view of the sea is amazing. Since we are on the top floor, you can see for miles and miles and just see water and mountains in your view. This makes it a special getaway for us and for our friends. We recently renovated the windows and doors with modern, double pane glass to enhance a quiet experience indoors. The windows are very large and allow for great Mediterranean breezes from the sea. We are right on the first row of buildings and our only neighbor in front is the sea.