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Menton Full Day: Citrus Farm, Old-Town (Botanic & Boat Exp)
An unusual day to discover Menton (Pearl of the Côte d'Azur): citrus-farm, typical lunch, historical tour to discover the best monuments, panoramic views (botanical park & sunset cruise: Long Option)
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- Menton's must-see monuments & hidden gems
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- Delicious tastings of Menton specialties (lunch included)
- Impressive Botanical Park & Sunset Boat Tour (Long Option)
DescriptionA unique and surprising itinerary to learn all about Menton. Meet your guide in the morning at the Menton train station, where a 4x4 (or public transport, depending on the day) will take you to a farm producing the local golden fruit par excellence, the Menton Lemon, classified IGP, recognized by the greatest starred chefs for its unique gustatory quality and sweetness! An unusual visit to the heart of the Menton mountains to find out all about its cultivation and all the other citrus fruits, and of course the opportunity to taste all the products made from these exceptional fruits. The visit to the farm ends with a traditional high-quality lunch (selected from the best local caterers) and a tasting of limoncellos (and all citrus products). Then, in the early afternoon, we'll head back down to the heart of the city to discover on foot the rich architecture of this city with an incredible heritage, stemming from the splendor of its past under the sovereignty of the Princes Grimaldi of Monaco, its status as an important fishing port, and then its glorious urban development during the Belle Epoque (palaces and sumptuous hotels). Palais de l'Europe, Hotel Westminster, Jean Cocteau artworks, Basilique Saint-Michel, the chapels of the Penitents, the squares and narrow streets of the old town, the monumental cemetery at the summit (what a wonderful view!): all essential treasures to discover with an insightful guide. You won't really know Menton if you don't visit what makes it so special and so rich: the botanical parks where exotic plants can best acclimatize to its micro-climate, the sunniest in France. Together, we'll visit the most beautiful and best-maintained of them, with botanical background information. An incredible immersion in lush vegetation, in wet and dry forests, from Mediterranean species to exotic fruits, from the lagoon with its water lilies to the bamboo groves that inspire calm and voluptuousness. A must! Dulcis in fundo, or in english: saving the sweetest for the end, with a boat ride to either Italy or Monaco to take full advantage of the sea and the incredible light at the end of the day. The best way to end the day on a high note and to be able to say at the end: 'I didn't know Menton, this town is a pearl, it's absolutely the most beautiful on the Côte d'Azur'. Day tour Menton is dement ! (7h): Citrus Farm + Walking tour of Menton, Old Town & Cemetery Panoramic Point. The Old-Town is a French Riviera highlight full of surprises. Menton All-in-one-Day (11h): what makes Menton so special and so rich: the botanical parks where exotic plants can best acclimatize to its micro-climate. The cruise with seaviews and sunset are so specials. Menton is really dement!
IncludesVisit of a Citrus Farm (Specialized in Lemon of Menton IGP) (4x4 Transport or Walking) Lunch included with the best local specialties & tastings of lemon, citrus & liquors included Guided visit of Menton city centre and old town (Highlight Basilica Saint Michel & its spectacular ramp) Entrance to the botanical park and guided visit (Long Option) Boat Ride (2H) and aperitif on board (Long Option)
- For the long option: bring towel and swimsuit for a bath in the sea