The Perfect Day Trip to Menton, France

The Perfect Day Trip to Menton, France

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The day after my arrival to Nice, I couldn’t wait to explore the region. Since I work during the week, I wanted to take advantage of my only full day off in the city by taking a day trip somewhere. The good thing is there is a ton to choose from in the area and the SNCF makes local travel super easy! So, I hopped on the train and decided to stop off in a town called Menton. I had seen a few pictures online but otherwise, didn’t know very much about this little seaside town.

Boy was I in for a delightful surprise…

Menton turned out to be one of the most stunningly beautiful cities I had ever seen in France! The train station is about a 10-15 minute walk from the shoreline, and then you walk east to get into town. I walked along the shore and noticed a long stretch of marina jutting out into the bay.

This is where you get a stunning view of Menton’s old town!

Looking at the town from a distance, you really get the full picture of the layers upon layers of cotton-candy colored buildings with terra-cotta roofs – in every color you can imagine! The Basilique Saint Michel stood tall, forming a focal point in the city center. The sea sparkled a beautiful sea green and sometimes the clouds were low enough to touch the mountains in the distance.

Menton, you are such a dream!

Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France

After taking in the magnificent views, I decided to explore the little town center. Bikers passed by as I crossed the main palm-tree-lined boulevard, and fuchsia bougainvillea framed my view.

Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France
Menton, France

18 comments

  1. Thanks for the information and beautiful pictures, the colorful homes on the hills over looking the sea reminds me of Nice. I’ll be in Menton on the 17th of May.

    1. It was unlike any town I’ve ever seen, Esther! Thanks for reading, I love your blog, and hope you enjoyed your Airstream trip!! :)

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