|Empty streets in Menton's centro storico|
Menton is a quaint, unpretentious, and attractive village, just 5 miles from the Franco-Italian border at Ventimiglia. It was a pleasant change from Nice, with few tourists, lower prices, and a sandy beach.
|The Jean Cocteau Art Museum|
The Jean Cocteau Museum houses the collection of American businessman and Cocteau enthusiast Séverin Wunderman, and is situated along the beach. Unfortunately, it was closed the day we were there, a Tuesday. (I've become accustomed to museums being closed on Mondays in Italy, but in France they're closed on Tuesdays, which caused us to miss out on seeing several of the great art museums in Nice.)
|Mosaic in front of the Baroque basilica Saint-Michel-Archange|
I learned later that Menton is also famous for its gardens, another aspect that we missed seeing. I should have done more research on the area before the trip: having a traveling companion made me lazy, it seems.
|Looking out to the Riviera|
|Le Milady Creperie|
|A savory galette, with eggs and chorizo|
I tried several galettes while in France this time, but none of them matched the one I had in Paris. Instead, I found them to be heavy and without much flavor.
|View of Menton from the beach|
|That way to the casinos!|
|Monaco's license plate, denoting it's status as a unique country.|