Last but not least, Menton's gardens owe the following motto to the city: "my city is a garden". How is it that Menton is so rich with so many colorful and internationally famous gardens?
First because its microclimate is particularly favorable to the growth of plants of sub-tropical or temperate climate origins. Thanks to its South east position and to its latitude, Menton is extremely sunny.
The sea helps reduce the sometimes too high amplitude and provides enough rain. The Alps protect Menton from cold winds.
All these elements make of Menton the most temperate city in France!
Furthermore, because of its exceptional climate, as soon as the " Belle Epoque " period foreigners who would come to Menton and fall in love with the city had magnificient villas built in the city.
Extremely keen on botany, these people achieved in growing rare plants to make their villas even more attractive. From that period, Menton has inherited a striking cultural patrimony. Among all the garden of Menton, eight have been considered as " exceptional ". They are the following: :