Happy place of gardeners, you will love to succumb to the authentic charm of the French Riviera in Menton, the city of gardens and beaches! One of the first cities known as “City of Arts and History’, Menton has something for everyone coming to visit: casino, public, and private beautiful beaches, international events such as the Lemon Festival, museums, and an incredible number of impressive gardens. Walk through the maze of the narrow streets of the old town that winds down from the setting of the old castle to the sea and the old port district or wander around Saint-Michel, a pedestrian street with its 18th and 19th centuries architecture as well as several restaurants and shops. Menton is known for being a gardener’s paradise thanks to its microclimate and some of its gardens have been classified as “Historical Monuments” such as the Serre de la Madone, started in 1924 by Major Lawrence Johnson and creator of the Hidcote Manor Garden in England, and “Remarkable Garden” such as the collection of citrus trees of the Palais Carnolès which is Europe’s largest collection of citrus trees. Fun fact: Former summer residence of the Princes of Monaco, the Palais Carnolès is now the art museum of the city and houses paintings from the 13th century to the present day. Be amazed by the sensational views while you drive along the three coastal roads from Nice to Menton, it will leave you with magic in the eyes. This seaside resort, ideally located between the Principality of Monaco and Italy, possesses all the qualities for the perfect and unforgettable holiday. What are you waiting for?
At FranceRent, we work with a handful of exclusive hosts who provide scenic plane tours along the French Riviera. Our hosts offer a variety of tours ranging in duration from one hour to one-day excursions. For example, the one-hour Esterel tour takes you above Cannes and out over the peninsula's mountainous region. This tour costs around €140/person. Alternatively, embark on a full-day excursion in a private plane from Cannes to Corsica, one of the most beautiful French islands. You'll have time to explore Corsica's Old Town and the Fort of Calvi on foot before returning to Cannes. This tour costs around €250/person and has a duration of three to six hours. Those who enjoy exploring inland might consider the Gorges du Verdon plane tour. This tour heads away from the Riviera and north into the mountain towns found in the Canyon du Verdon. The one-hour flight costs around €170/person.