Villa Arcadia

Menton, Alpes-Maritimes
Bed & Breakfast

Spacious rooms in a hillside villa with views down to the French Riviera and shops and restaurants a ten-minute drive away


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This peaceful villa is set above the old town of Menton and Ventimiglia in Italy and has incredible views of the coast below. Jeanetta has her quarters in the lower ground floor and will give you a key to come and go as you please.

Breakfast is served around the kitchen table or the terrace – baguettes, local jams, fresh fruit and vegetables from nearby markets; ask about evening meals. You can sit out under the shade of fruit trees in the large garden and use the barbecue to make your own supper. The salon has books and games for the rare rainy day and there’s a shared terrace outside the bedrooms with sun loungers.

A gate in the garden wall leads to a walking trail to the coast that takes about 20 minutes – get a taxi back or drive in ten minutes. There are good restaurants both in Menton or Ventimiglia, from the three-Michelin starred Mirazur near the villa to casual pasta and seafood places.

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We think you'll love

  • The views over Menton and the Med
  • The feeling of space and the relaxed atmosphere
  • Sitting in the lovely grounds with a pond and fruit trees
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You should know

  • It’s not great for those who have trouble getting about
  • You need to drive up a very steep and winding road to get there


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Menton Music Festival (established in 1950): from July 25th to August 13th, come and enjoy the greatest musicians around the town or in the forecourt of the Saint Michael Archangel Basilica.

Booking information

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Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 1.5km


Nightly price
from €150
1 Double
From €150
1 Double
From €150


We were the first B&B guests. We won't be the last. This is one of the B&B discoveries of a lifetime. The view from the room high up over Menton is worth the price alone. But is much more than that. Jeanetta is a very welcoming and conscientious host both before we arrived and during our stay. The room was spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The breakfast was outstanding and the garden is delightful. I'm running out of superlatives. Lets just leave it at 'WOW'!

David, London & tokyo

My husband and I booked into Villa Arcadia on the way down to Italy. Jeanetta gave us a very friendly welcome. The views from the Villa are truly amazing, the room was comfortable and we very much enjoyed the breakfast overlooking the sea and the town of Menton. The Villa is conveniently located for easy access to the Italian border where we did some great shopping. Monte Carlo is also very close. We would definitely recommend staying here.

Jane, Tavistock

Villa Arcadia has incomparable views over Menton and is a great base to visit that part of the Riviera - besides the citrus fête, Menton is a real hotspot for culture, art and music festivals. Italy is also just along the coast - you can see the border from the garden.

Jon, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Menton is the last town on the Côte d'Azur before the border with Italy and has remained less developed than neighbours such as Saint-Tropez and Cannes. It is said to be the sunniest town in France and has developed a reputation as a foodie haunt too. As well as a marvellous old town with steep cobbled streets, the town has a museum dedicated to Jean Cocteau. A music festival takes place in August.

Local points of interest from

  • Giardini Botanici Hanbury the large botanical gardens near Ventimiglia was created in 1867. Spend a few hours there to admire the 5,800 ornamental, medicinal and fruiting species in 18,803 hectares.
  • Menton’s Jardin Serre de la Madone offers guided tours and group visits. The garden was finished in 1939 by Lawrence Johnstone. Terraces, rockeries, pergolas, ponds and orange grove, rare species and perfumed plants make this a lovely day out.
  • Explore the many beaches and coves of the Cote d’Azur. The Sablettes Beach between the 2 ports, or a 40 minute train ride takes you to the hidden coves of Cap D’ail and Eze with their rocky promenades.
  • Balzi Rossi caves on the Italian/French border, 10 minutes from the house by car, with an important archaeological site, as well as the beautiful beaches with emerald waters.
  • Musée de Bastion on the harbour wall, showcasing the works of poet, artist and writer Jean Cocteau. Built in the 17th century by the Prince of Monaco, and opened its doors to visitors in the mid 20th century. And recently built the Jean Cocteau Museum.
  • Choices of restaurants are abundant, in and around Ventimiglia to Dolceaqua as well as famous French restaurants 5 minutes by car. Swimming or walking during the day and incredible dinning experiences by night.