The FRENCH RIVIERA - MENTON
According to local legend, Menton originated when Eve, when fleeing from Paradise with Adam, took with
her a forbidden fruit (a lemon). After travelling far she came across a
beautiful bay that evoked memories of Eden, planted the lemon and thus
Menton began. Located astride the French/Italian border, the town changed rulers
over the millenia until, at the time of Italian unification, it was given the
choice of joining chaotic Italy or prosperous France. It chose France
although the colourful buildings still look more
Italian than French. Today Menton is a quiet town at the
Eastern end of the Cote d'Azur that is a good base for exploring the region.
About Walkers' World Riviera holiday: This is a single-centred week. For seven nights we stay in the Mediterranean beach-front town of Menton.