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The French Riviera Sights

Musée Jean Cocteau

  • 2 Quai Monléon Map It
  • Vieux Port
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/19/2013

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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.

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Sight Information

Address:

2 Quai Monléon, Menton, 06500, France

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Phone:

/04–89–81–52–50

Sight Details:

  • €8
  • Daily 10–6

Updated 12/19/2013

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