The French Riviera Sights

Musée Jean Cocteau

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

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

On the waterfront opposite the market, a squat medieval bastion crowned with four tiny watchtowers houses this extraordinary museum, 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 oeuvres graphiques, 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.

  • Museum, Musée Jean Cocteau, The French Riviera, France

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cd_fr/7094186453/">Musée Jean Cocteau à Menton</a> by C D _Fr

Sight Information

Address:

2 quai Monléon, Menton, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 06500, France

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Phone:

/04–89–81–52–50

Sight Details:

  • €8

Published 10/16/2017

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