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Cemetery of the Old Chateau, Menton

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A beautiful cemetery, Cemetery of the Old Chateau, is easily accessible and presents the most amazing views of the undulating vineyards below it. If you are fond of walking, then perhaps walking to the church located on a niche in the southeast of church hill, is a very good idea. It will take you through the intoxicating beauty of the cypress gardens sprawled around the church. The simplicity of the brick and stone structure, the austerity and the peaceful nature of the place makes it a spiritual getaway from the humdrum of city life. Cemetery of the Old Chateau is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • The walk up to the cemetery is through quaint old streets, and at the top you can look out across the sea and over to Italy. It’s a lovely place to look down on the red roofs of Menton. The cemetery.....  more
    The walk up to the cemetery is through quaint old streets, and at the top you can look out across the sea and over to Italy. It’s a lovely place to look down on the red roofs of Menton. The cemetery.....  more »
  • The ancient family graves are spectacular in their local way. The cemetery is uphill from the waterfront and is a great visit for goof walkers. 
    The ancient family graves are spectacular in their local way. The cemetery is uphill from the waterfront and is a great visit for goof walkers.  more »
  • Very nice place! Old town ..beach..De sabletes..harbor ..meany things too do and see! And good food!! 
    Very nice place! Old town ..beach..De sabletes..harbor ..meany things too do and see! And good food!!  more »
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  • Why I am a tombstone tourist at times? It is architecture, with art stones from different eras, the finely carved sculptures, they were meant to be seen and appreciated. I will always find something interesting about history as well. I am curious about the stories of the people whose lives are represented on the tombs. This peaceful abode's permanent residents include a Russian prince, the tomb of William Webb Ellis, legendary inventor of the sport. Aubrey Vincent Beardsley an English illustrator and author. Plus this lovely Kingdom of eternal rest has one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Menton. Look out over beautiful carved angels to the dazzling blue of the Mediterranean Sea💙.
  • Germans, Poles, Russians, French, Americans are all buried here. It makes you wonder what the story is behind each of these graves, how did they end up here.
  • Peaceful, amazing view, calm, stunning You need to visit this place
  • Lovely old cemetery with stunning views.William Webb Ellis is buried here.Well worth the hike up the hill.
  • We discovered this place by accident - driving along the Boulevard de Garavan - a dazzling drive, scented by Cedar trees looking down to the aquamarine Mediterranean below but reaching it by car is treacherous. If you have to reverse to allow oncoming traffic to pass - the drop down to the sea is a long way. Very narrow road. But once find your way here - the views are incredable - along the coast to Italy on your left and to Cap Martin on your right. Inside this very ancient Cemetry on a outcrop overlooking the red tiled rooftops below - the final resting places of familys are more like little houses, forever gazing out to sea. When we descended to Menton below and sitting in a cafe next to the sea and told someone where we had been - they gave us a look and said 'most people walk to visit it'.

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