The cemetery of the Old Castle in Menton

The cemetery of the Old Castle in Menton

Everybody knows Menton, the French city located on the Bay of Garavan which hosts the citrus groves celebration in February.

The place where rich people loved to go since the Victorian era because its climate, offers several interesting spots which have to be seen, in order not to sound a classic tourist too much.

One of them, for example, is the cemetery of the Old Castle, which you can visit for free. As the name suggests, in fact, it is a cemetery, so there is no fee to be paid.

Located on the heights of the city, the place is close to both Saint-Michel church and the White Penitents chapel. Set up in 1808, it was built on the ruins of an old castle that from the 13th to the 16th century had the role to protect the town from enemies.

That function was probably chosen according to the dominant position of the castle: from there you could have all the city under control, and nowadays you are so lucky to admire an amazing view from there.

If you want to visit something different and fascinating at the same time, taking some time to think or refresh your ideas, this is the right spot where you can go to. You will have the chance to travel back to the past and discover some secrets and facts about the people who lived in town 200 years ago, being buried there.

Take it as an adventure and create your own stories related to this beautiful French city.

Opening hours acording to the seasons: Autumn and winter: from 7.00 am to 6.00 pm Spring and summer: from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm Cemetery of the Old Castle Place du cimitière 06500 Menton, France.

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