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Musée Jean Cocteau

Musée Jean Cocteau Review

On the waterfront opposite the market, a squat medieval bastion crowned with four tiny watchtowers houses the extraordinary Musée Jean Cocteau, France's memorial to the eponymous artist-poet-filmmaker (1889–1963). Cocteau spotted the fortress, built in 1636 to defend the port, as the perfect site for a group of his works. While the museum has nearly 1,800 ouevres graphic, about 990 are original Cocteaus, a donation from the late California businessman and Holocaust survivor Severin Wunderman's personal collection. This is a must-see.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Quai Monléon, Vieux Port, Menton, 06500
  • Phone: 04–89–81–52–50
  • Cost: €8
  • Hours: Daily 10–6
  • Website:
  • Location: Menton
Updated: 12-19-2013

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