Fully refurbished and newly decorated in June 2013, you will find every luxury and convenient amenity in this holiday rental: fully stocked kitchen; microwave oven, kettle, full range with oven and 4- top electric stove. New upgraded mattresses that sleep 4 comfortably.
Our apartment is located on the Rue du Vieux Chateu, one of the most historic and oldest streets in Menton. Our building is hundreds of years old and exudes charm. The building is in good condition for its age as the apartments have been fully refurbished. We are on the top floor (second floor).
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.
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 tranquillity, but also the diversity of the activities that can be practice 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.
The apartment exudes charm. From the 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 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.
Menton is an amazing city. The most incredible views of the sea and weather make this a relaxing vacation experience. Menton is sunny and warm in the summer and sunny and cool in the winter. We have 316 days of sunshine every year!
There are great restaurants featuring both French and Italian cuisines. You can also find delicious Indian, Greek, Moroccan and Asian Cuisine. There are several botanical gardens which we really enjoy visiting. The new Jean Cocteau museum is steps from our home. We enjoy hanging out at the Place de Cap and it's many restaurants. The Rue Pietone provides wonderful shopping convenient to our apartment. You can jump on the train to Cinqua Terra, a beautiful 5-town city in Italy. San Remo is not far away. You can jog to Monte Carlo or take the bus from Menton to any destination on the French Riviera. You will never be bored in Menton. We enjoy walking through the medieval city and it's many interesting architectural gems.
The beach is right in front of our apartment. The sand is soft and the water is deliciously refreshing.
The people in Menton are warm and friendly. They have both French and Italian lineage which creates a very charming and lovely group of locals. They are patient if your French is not perfect and will revert to Italian or English if they see you struggling with the language. The folks here bend over backwards to make you feel at home in their beautiful city.