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Belle Epoque Apartment, Sea View, Former Palace Hotel

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
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About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This 106 square meters, sunny apartment in historic building ('classe a l'inventaire national des Monuments historiques') is a former Palace hotel in a gated property.

Concierge available.

Location: Menton, French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), France, Europe (26 km. to Nice, 6 minute train ride to Monaco).

Accommodation: Apartment - 2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths - (Sleeps 4)

Photo 1 - Menton, France Apartment Rental

Apartment has three large rooms in the Winter Palace. The Winter Palace was an elegant hotel used in the early 20th century and has been converted to apartments. The Winter Palace stands in a 1.7 hectare, lovely enclosed garden containing a wide variety of sub-tropical plants. It faces south offering a clear view of the sea, the garden, and the town of Menton. It is only (walking) minutes away from a range of shops and restaurants and the sea. The bus station is a six minute walk and the train station ten minutes. There is parking in the garden.

This apartment is fully equipped, in particular with beautiful Italian Carrara marble on floor and walls in the kitchen, bathrooms, and entrance. The kitchen has a dishwasher and washing machine, traditional 'tomettes'ceramic tiles in other rooms, Liberty style glass window and some antique furniture. There are 3.8 meter ceilings and it is therefore cool in summer. Winter comfort is provided by radiators. All rooms have large French windows, one room has a small balcony. Two rooms have original marble fire places (non working).

Menton has a beautiful Italian old town and a wide variety of bistros, a casino, movie theatres, concerts,museums, gardens.

An open air market is held every day, including on Sunday, at a five-minute walking distance.


Rates (in Euros ): Personal Currency Assistant™

€850-€1050/week, depending on season.


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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just stayed at the Winter Palace apartment and were thrilled. The location was perfect.There was no need for a car, as walking to the market, all parts of town and the train station(taking you to Monaco or Nice to the West, Italy to the East, as well as a short 4 hour ride to Milano) was a matter of a few steps to a few minutes walk.The apartment was immaculate and well decorated, the kitchen perfect for real cooking . Beds comfy and a spectacular view in evry room. We would rent it again and recommend it to anyone.
Mar 2009
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Belle Epoque Apartment, Sea View, Former Palace Hotel
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Wonderful Views

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for only four days - wish it could have been longer - it was delightful - had everything we needed and the great views were well worth the climb. It is hilly so be prepared for some uphill walks - my consolation was thinking it wore off some of the delicious food in the many restaurants we ate in. The shops, beach, markets, cafes , buses. were all easily accessible so not necessary to have a car. The concierge was very helpful - picked us up at the bus station as the trains and taxis were on strike the day we arrived. That was much appreciated! I would recommend this apartment and the town of Menton.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rhinebeck, NY

Glorious Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this apartment for two weeks in January 2014. The building is beautiful, quite high, with a gorgeous view of the sea and a large garden. That same view is visible from each of the apartment's rooms. This is a lovely place for a vacation. The apartment has high ceilings, large, airy rooms, terrace doors opening onto Juliet balconies, a very well-equipped kitchen, marble and tile floors, an intriguing book collection in multiple languages, and great bathrooms. The owner was prompt with all communications. She ensured that we were prepared for our arrival and that our stay was comfortable. I highly recommend Menton....a lovely small city... very walkable, with beautiful gardens, a wonderful daily market and a seaside promenade tailor-made for strolling. I've already shared my photos with friends and we hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the apartment in Menton. The place is lovely and there is a great view. We'd definitely go back. We didn't bring a car, but it the apartment is quite convenient to walk to the bus and train stations or the beaches.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Toronto Couple

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in this apartment. The sunny, breezy, apartment is located within an easy walk to the train station. We walked all over the old town, down to the Promenade along the Mediterranean. We enjoyed Menton very much, shopping, history and great restaurants. The apartment is clean, well equipped and comfortable. The site's pictures do represent the reality! The apartment is built on a big hill (yes its a climb) but the view is stunningly beautiful and worth every step of the climb!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York


  • 5 of 5

We just returned from one glorious week in this apartment. The furniture is tasteful, the kitchen well equipped, and the beds quite comfortable. The 20-foot ceilings, beautiful tiling, and arches are a delight. We could not tear ourselves away from the breakfast table in the master bedroom with the magnficent view. We lingered over breakfast in the morning and finished a bottle of the wine in the evening as the sun set. The property is quiet and well maintained. The photos do not do the apartment justice!

We took day trips along the Riviera, returning in the early evening. If we missed local markets, we would stop at the Inter Marche near the A8. The apartment location is very convenient.

As a previous reviewer mentioned, receiving and returning the keys requires negotiation (the owner works it out), but any minor inconvenience is well worth it. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Due to the 35 hour week required by government laws, we have had to make do with limited hours for our concierge, but still, it can always be worked out, as long as the tenant's time of departure is known in advance. If the concierge is unavailable, we have the cleaning lady who lives next door and can do the departures (meaning receive the keys and check out the flat and return the cash deposit).
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Mountain View, CA

I can highly recommend th...

  • 5 of 5

I can highly recommend this apartment! It is located

in a lovely Belle Epoque style former hotel, has

great views, and is tastefully furnished. The location

is very convenient, no car is needed, as train

station, bakeries, supermarket, restaurants and

beaches are all within walking distance. Menton has

a lovely old town center, many restaurants, and

even a sandy beach, rare at the Riviera. What is

more, it is a great base to explore the

surroundings-Nizza, Monaco, Cannes are all within

an hours' train ride.

Only drawbacks, although minor, are that parking

can be tight, and that the concierge works rather

limited hours, so be sure to arrange your key

pickup in advance.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Menton Apartment Rental Rates


  • €850-€1050/wk
  • Euros
  • Jan.Feb.March.April.May.Oct.Nov.Dec...€850/week
  • June...950euros
  • July-August...1050euros/week
  • September...950euros/week
  • Minimum stay....1 week
  • A deposit of 30% is required for a confirmed reservation.
  • A security deposit of 500 euros cash is required upon arrival.
  • An 80 euro fee for cleaning and linen charged.
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Menton Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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