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 • Côte d’Azur - Menton

Few areas in the world are so famous and equally attractive to the resident and visitor alike as the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, the French Riviera, popularly called Côte d'Azur (Azure Coast). Communities on the French Riviera include Saint Tropez, Antibes, Cannes, Nice, Menton, and Monte Carlo (in the principality of Monaco). Nice and Menton are connected by three scenic highways, running one above the other, along the sheer cliffs of the Maritime Alps.


Menton (pop. 29,000), is a seaside resort in French Riviera, located 19km northeast of Nice, close to the border with Italy.

Menton is a city of art and history, dating from the 10th century. It became an independent republic in 1848 and united itself with France in 1860. Italy, nevertheless, consistently claimed Menton and Nice until 1945.

Because of its mild climate, Menton is an appealing resort. It offers a variety of cultural events, excellent restaurants and inviting beaches. Luxuriant subtropical flora adds to its attractiveness. Citrus fruits, olives, and flowers are grown and marketed in this blessed corner of Côte d'Azur which attracts thousands of visitors and holiday makers every year.

To see panoramic photos of the city of Menton, click here

Menton information site
  Menton official website

How to reach Menton

• By plane: Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (30 mins.)
• By train: Menton Railway Station


 • Venue

Championship play will take place in the Palais de l'Europe, a former Casino in the centre of Menton. The Palais offers more than 3,000 square meters of convention space which will be available for tournament operations.

Opening onto the Biovès Gardens, the Palais de l'Europe is conveniently situated with many attractive restaurants and high quality shops around, near the beach and the new Casino



The Palais de l'Europe

Palais de l’Europe, 8 avenue Boyer, BP 239, F-06506 Menton cedex, France

 • Hotel Accommodation

There is a great variety of hotels and other accommodation options in Menton, to suit every wallet and taste.

Category Hotel Name Restaurant Room prices (B&B per person) Minutes' walk
from venue
Single Double
Diodato   €92 €67 45
Le Grand Cap €64 €39 30
Kyriad €74 €45 5
Mediterrannée   €52 5
Paris Rome €68 €47 20
Prince de Galles €99 €50 15
Princess & Richmond   €115 €67 10
Riva   €102 €54 10
Victoria   €102 €57 20
  €44 €30 3
Globe €59 €43 1
Londres   €48 5
Narev's €60 €39 10
Saint-Georges €48 €37 5
Residence Oliveraie
  €406* (per week) €232* (per week) 10
Orangerie   €82 €82 2
Orion   to be announced 2
Pierre et Vacances     €50 3
All prices quoted are for bed & breakfast accommodation.
There is an additional local tax €0.80 per person per day.


On 18 April 2003 it was announced by the EBL that rooms are still available in the following hotels:

Category Hotel Name Room prices
(B&B per person)
Minutes' walk
from venue
Phone Fax
Single Double
Victoria €102 €57 20 33-(0)4-9335 6590 33-(0)4-9328 2702
Saint-Georges €48 €37 5 33-(0)4-9335 2141 33-(0)4-9335 2191
All prices quoted are for bed & breakfast accommodation.
There is an additional local tax €0.80 per person per day.

Interested players should contact the hotels directly for information and/or bookings.

For information about Hotel Accommodation
and room reservations,
please contact:

The 'Syndicat des Hoteliers', can give information on the availability of rooms and is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:30 - 16:30 Central European Time.


Syndicat des Hoteliers de Menton

  33-4-9335 9803
  33-4-9357 1010

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