10 Interesting Facts About Menton

Facts About Menton: 

  1. Menton is nicknamed the Pearl of France.
  2. The Menton area has been inhabited since the paleolithic era.
  3. Menton hosts The Lemon Festival, the festival takes place every February.
  4. Menton is twinned with: Baden-Baden, Germany; Laguna Beach, United States; Montreux, Switzerland; Nafplio, Greece & Sochi, Russia
  5. The Menton area has been inhabited since the paleolithic era, and is the site of the original “Grimaldi Man”.
  6. The Menton Classical Musical Festival is also held every year in the centre of the old town.
  7. Menton was occupied by Nazi Germany until its liberation by American and Canadian troops of the First Special Service Force on 8 September 1944.
  8. Menton is situated on the Mediterranean Sea at the Franco-Italian border, just across from the Ligurian town of Ventimiglia.
  9. The Mentonasc dialect is currently spoken by about 10% of the population in Menton, Roquebrune, and the surrounding villages.
  10. The first mention of Menton dates from 21 July 1262, in the peace treaty between Charles of Anjou and Genoa.

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