Sunny daze

The Sunniest City in France

Set sail to the sunniest city in France. 2,600 annual sunshine hours made Menton a holiday spot for aristocratic Russians, Italians and Brits. The idle rich planted tropical gardens like Jardin Val Rahmeh, which overflows with guavas, bananas and giant water lilies. Menton’s tastiest garden? It belongs to farm-to-fork chef Mauro Colagreco at Mirazur on the seashore promenade. It’s rated as the best restaurant in the world. Y.CO can book you in.

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Your Guide to Menton

A Rainbow Of Pastel Houses

Think of Menton as a mini Monte Carlo. Its movie set looks welcomed James Bond and the Grace of Monaco film crew. Tread the ochre Old Town for frescoed churches and hip boutiques. Plus everything related to lemons - the sunny city’s biggest export - including limoncello and citrus soap. Artist Jean Cocteau loved Menton’s sybaritic charm. The world’s greatest Cocteau collection sits by the yacht harbour. Alongside secret Cocteau frescoes that can be toured with a private guide, arranged by your Y.CO Charter Specialist.

Laid-back Riviera Chic

Menton is shielded by Cap Martin. The peninsula is like the Cap d’Antibes - a century ago. Sunrise welcomes dawn joggers along its seaside path. Lunchtime welcomes tenders in search of secluded coves. As dusk painters set up easels as the sun sets over Monaco. (The Principality is a 30-minute jog west if you’re interested, while Italy is a 15-minute sprint east).

Go On Adventure

Energetic? Hike 225m up to Roquebrune. The clock stopped on this clifftop village in the 13th century. Even the town’s olive tree is 1,000 years old. For the ultimate Roquebrune thrill, jump off the cliff. Parascenders glide down to Plage Golfe Blue between Cap Martin and Monaco. It’s way quicker than an SUV. Just wave to your crew on the way down.