Ruled by Rome, the Republic of Genoa, Monaco and the Kingdom of Sardinia, Menton was annexed by France in 1860. One of 163 communes, which make up the Alpes-Maritimes department in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Menton has a population of approximately 30,000 people (75,000 if you include the suburbs).
The old town (Le Vieux Menton) and beautifully landscaped Jardin Serre de la Madone, are among this region’s chief attractions. Less than an hour away is Nice, the glamorous capital of the Côte d'Azur.
Nice-Menton property profile
Some of the most fashionable properties in Nice-Menton include traditional townhouses with tiled roofs, villas and deluxe apartments. International buyers are also attracted to the tranquility of the the surrounding scenic villages.
Gorbio, a picturesque village surrounded by olive groves, has houses full of character. Visit the 300 years old Elm tree in the village’s main square and spend time walking along the cobbled streets, lined with magnificent medieval residences.
At Sainte-Agnès, Europe’s highest coastal village, you will find stylish villas and apartments with panoramic sea views.
Roquebrune, a historic village known for its 10th century castle has some of the most charming stone houses in the Nice-Menton area, enjoying large patios and gorgeous apartments.
Lifestyle and leisure in Nice-Menton
Among the many leisure activities Nice-Menton property owners can enjoy are music festivals and carnivals, visiting casinos, water sports or a gentle stroll in the tropical gardens.
Famous for its exotic gardens, glorious coastline and exquisite Bellet wine, this region hosts the dazzling Lemon festival known for its vibrant citrus-themed floats, gardens of light and memorable night time parades.
The hugely popular Nice carnival remains a high point for locals and tourist; enjoy performances from 1000’s of musicians, dancers and street artists.
Nice-Mention transport links
With the Nice Côte d'Azur airport close by, efficient bus and train services, excellent motorways and taxis, commuting is easy for property owners in the Nice-Menton area.
Top reasons to buy or invest in Nice-Menton
- Glitzy towns surrounded by breathtaking mountains and a fabulous coastline, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Côte d'Azur.
- Menton consistently ranks #1 in France’s Villes fleuries (Flower City) competition for its lush gardens.
- Affordably priced properties, a range of cultural activities, sports and leisure pursuits