ROQUEBRUNE CAP MARTIN
Between Monaco and Menton, Roquebrune Cap Martin is one of the nicest station of the french riviera. The cavern of Vallonet, medieval castle, Cabanon of architect Le Corbusier, make up a beautiful heritage.
La station de Lumone >>>
Some traces of the romain occupation remain in the cap Martin with ruins of Lumone station (1st century before JC), across the city hall.
The castle >>>
Conrad 1st, conte of Vintimiglia constructed castle at the 10th century. In 1355, roquebrune become the Grimaldi's possession during 5 century.In 1793 Roquebrune becomes french then once more become monegasque in 1814 before setting itself up as a free town in 1848 with Menton.Finally in 1860 joined France. Castle is bought by Sir William Ingram in 1911 and gave it to the town in 1921.
The medieval village >>>
Situated just under the castle, 300 m height.Typicals and narrow alleys, a lot of stairs, vaults, facing the sea are characteristics of the village. Sainte-Marguerite church contains a replica of Michel Ange paint, "Le jugement dernier". Right next to the village, the millennium olive tree stands.
Le Cap Martin >>>
Some rich houses and a beautiful garden with olive trees are situated in the cap. A pleasant walk around the cap will take you from Monaco to Menton.
Cabanon Le Corbusier >>>
You will find the secret "castle" of the famous architect Le Corbusier on the "promenade" along the cap.
Towns and Villages around >>>
Gorbio (8 km), Beausoleil (8 km) et Menton (2 km), Monaco (2 km)