Visit Menton - Best of Menton

Situated in the French-Italian border, Menton is a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur in Southeast region of France. More Italian than French in ways, it provides home to about 29,000 people.

Menton has been a habitat since the age of Palaeolithic age and said to have traces of the Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals. But the first major settlement dated back to the 13th century. Menton was ruled by the princess of Monaco until the French Revolution since its acquisition by Charles Grimaldi in 1348, after which it became a part of the First Empire in France. After a series of annexations and invasions, Menton finally became a place visited by Northern Europeans with TB in order to regain their health or die in the nineteenth century.

A beautiful land located in the French Riviera near the Mediterranean Sea across the town of Ventimiglia, this old town is famous for the cemeteries of noble English men, its pretty gardens, beaches, ancient markets and unique architecture. A number of people rush in every year to visit what is fondly called as the Pearl of France. Explore Menton tourism on your next vacation and know more about this enticing city!

Menton Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Menton tips for your visit

  • Book ahead if you’re planning to visit during weekends.
  • Do not pick fruits and vegetables on your own.
  • Seek permissions before you take photographs.

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Facts and Stats for Menton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Menton

    Know the pollution level of Menton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 26.92 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.54 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 47.92 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 39.06 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 36.54 (Low)
  • Menton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Menton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Menton.

    • Burglary and Theft 40.52 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.24 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35.34 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.03 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.66 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 52.59 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 41.38 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 38.79 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.62 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 52.59 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.93 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.34 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 49.11 (Moderate)
  • Living in Menton - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Menton is 166.01 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.11 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.57 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.8 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 77.84 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.13 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.98 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Menton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Menton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.74 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.74 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74.94 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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