Pearl of France
The Pearl of France luxuriates in a warm microclimate with exceptional sunlight set on the French-Italian border, permeated with Belle Epoque and Italianate influences making Menton one of the most attractive towns on the French Riviera.
Located between the shielding Alps and the warm sea, Menton escapes the cold winter winds allowing it to maintain a temperate and moist climate several degrees warmer than the regional average. This climate ideal for growing lemon trees, orange trees, even palm trees, and mimosa has resulted the town is also known for its lemons, which are renowned for their flavour and celebrated every February with the Fete du Citron , Lemon Festival.
Menton offers many reputed parks and gardens from intimate parks, like garden Fonana Rosa or the The Novelists Garden on avenue Blasco-Ibanez, to botanical gardens such as garden Serre de la Madone on the route de Gorbio, the garden de la villa Maria Serena which overlooks the bay situated near the Italian border over the Balzi Rossi cliffs and the garden de Colombieres located in Garavan, once the residence of the artist Ferdinand Bac whose work still survives intact at the estate to this day.
Menton's old town perched upon a hill featuring a maze of narrow medieval lanes is a cascade of pastel-coloured buildings, home to Basilique Saint Michel, with its 18th-century bell tower, and the ornate facade of La Chapelle des Penitents-Blancs. A notable sight is a modern museum dedicated to the artist Jean Cocteau in a prime location in the centre of the town between the market and the seafront inaugurated in 2011.
On the hillside between the historic town centre and the Italian border lies the area of Garavan, a fine residential area with beautiful shady boulevards lined with ornate fronted mansions from the Belle Epoque era offering spacious accommodation and fantastic views of the bay, popular with overseas buyers who buy villa in Menton.
Menton is also home to the Mirazur two-Michelin-starred restaurant close to the Italian border, the glass-fronted restaurant perches on a hillside with breath-taking views over the bay and beach.
Should Menton be where you want to be, we can offer a selection of villas, penthouses and apartments to buy or rent, please contact us.
Properties for sale nearby
- Menton, GaravanHR2174
Charming property in quiet location with sea views3Bedrooms1 395 000 €
- Menton, GaravanHR1370
Period property renovated offering views of the bay5Bedrooms2 200 000 €
- Menton, AnnonciadeHR1708
Country house in gated estate4Bedrooms950 000 €
- Menton, GaravanHR1949
Modern villa with panoramic sea view5Bedrooms2 350 000 €
- Menton, Serres de la MadoneHR1660
Breathtaking view of the bay from Bordighera to Cap Martin5Bedrooms2 400 000 €
Exceptional duplex-apartment in Belle Epoque palace4Bedrooms1 535 000 €
Ideal pied-à-terre in residence with swimming pool1Bedroom380 000 €
Charming house overlooking the Golfe Bleu4Bedrooms1 250 000 €
Apartment offering period features overlooking Monaco4Bedrooms1 300 000 €
Exceptional apartment with views of the sea and Monaco4Bedrooms1 680 000 €
- Eze VillageHR1532
New modern villa with view of Château d’Eze4Bedrooms2 290 000 €
Contemporary villa overlooking Monte Carlo Beach3Bedrooms6 950 000 €
Exceptional property just above Monte Carlo5Bedrooms3 600 000 €
Contemporary villa in verdant environment close to Monaco3Bedrooms2 900 000 €
Charming villa close to beach Mala5Bedrooms3 700 000 €
Duplex apartment in luxurious Belle Epoque residence3Bedrooms2 100 000 €
Sumptuous apartment in luxury Belle Epoque residence3Bedrooms2 500 000 €
Property close to the waterfront with flat garden4Bedrooms5 000 000 €
- Eze, Grande CornicheHR1461
Exceptional property in parklands above Eze village6Bedrooms6 950 000 €
Elegant apartment beautifully appointed2Bedrooms1 990 000 €
Exceptional apartment in waterfront Belle Epoque residence2Bedrooms3 550 000 €
- Eze VillageHR1600
Overlooking the medieval village of Eze and the sea4Bedrooms2 900 000 €
Beautiful villa with panoramic sea view7Bedrooms2 850 000 €
Superb apartment in luxury residence overlooking Monaco4Bedrooms2 100 000 €
Charming villa with a beautiful view of the bay3Bedrooms2 400 000 €
Apartment enjoying view of the sea and park4Bedrooms2 000 000 €
Spacious apartment overlooking Monaco2Bedrooms1 750 000 €
Calm and panoramic views for renovated villa4Bedrooms2 950 000 €
Modern villa in perfect condition with views of Monaco4Bedrooms3 500 000 €
- Eze VillageHR2092
Stone-built house with exceptional views of the village5Bedrooms2 200 000 €
Charming provencal villa with sea view4Bedrooms1 575 000 €
Fabulous property in a closed secure private domain8BedroomsPrice on request
Contemporary property in stunning setting5BedroomsPrice on request
Located in domain close to Cap Martin and Monaco4Bedrooms2 800 000 €
Delightful property in calm location enjoying panoramic sea view4Bedrooms1 525 000 €
Beautifully appointed villa in walking distance to beach4Bedrooms2 950 000 €
Sole Agent - Contemporary apartment in sought-after residence close seafront3Bedrooms1 650 000 €
Lavish waterfront property7Bedrooms29 000 000 €
Villa with stone façade in the heart of Cap Martin5Bedrooms2 500 000 €
Contemporary apartment with view of Monaco3Bedrooms895 000 €