Close to the border with Italy, Menton has always been a border town. For centuries, it formed the border between Provence and Genoa. It became a tourist center with grandiose mansions and gardens shortly after the 1860 plebiscite.
Its temperate Mediterranean climate is particularly favorable for the citrus industry, with winter frosts being extremely rare, and summer temperatures rarely rising above 30 degrees Celsius.
Menton has a huge cultural potential for a knowledgeable tourist. The bastion, built over the water in 1636 as an advanced defense for the port by the princes of Monaco, is now located on the seafront and the wedding hall at the Mairie (town hall) was painted in the 1950s by Cocteau, turning it into a gigantic work of art.
The campsites in the area do not impress, however, you can park the camper in one of the parking lots in the city or on its outskirts. If you do not stretch the awning, do not take chairs and tables outside and park legally, you can simultaneously enjoy the proximity of a special location and the comfort of your camper.
If you are dependent on the facilities of a campsite, you can camp at a campsite that offers at least a beautiful view of the location, such as Camping Le Parc Saint Michel, but the campsite will be on a rocky terrain and the facilities are sub- dimensioned.
The view is, however, spectacular!