Walking & Sightseeing in
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. There will be one walking guide plus our charming tour hostess. Both are bilingual.