travel and accommodation


The closest airport to Menton is Nice's Côte d'Azur International Airport, located 42 km from the city center. The airport is connected to Menton by public transportation (buses, taxis, and trains). City buses connect the airport to bus and train stations within Nice.

 

There are three ways to reach downtown Nice or Menton from the airport; they are outlined below. Please note the departure hours for each!


accomodation


Below are some hotels for which we have received positive feedback from previous delegates. We are pleased to announce partnership and special prices for the following hotels! 

 

Ibis Styles Menton Centre ★★★

10 Rue Villarey, 06500 Menton | +33 4 92 10 95 25 | ibis.com

Inform the hotel during booking that you are a MEDMUN participant in order to receive the special rate of 94€/night for a single or double room. Breakfast and wifi are included. There are 15 rooms available for these rates. For more detailed information, please contact the hotel at h7009@accor.com.

 

Quality Hotel diterranée ★★★

5 Rue de la République, 06500 Menton | +33 9 77 55 68 01 | hotel-med-menton.com

Inform the hotel during booking that you are a MEDMUN participant in order to receive the special rate of 54€ per night for a single room or 63€ per night for a double or twin room. 

 

Hotel Palm Garavan ★★★

3 Porte de France, 06500 Menton | +33 5 82 88 09 87 | hotel-menton-garavan.fr

Inform the hotel during booking that you are a MEDMUN participant in order to receive the special rate of 77 € per night per room, with both double and twin rooms. There are 4 twin rooms and 3 double rooms. 

 

 

The following are not in partnership with MEDMUN 2018, but are recommended nonetheless!

 

Hotel Napoleo★★★★

29 Porte de France, 06500 Menton |+33 4 93 35 89 50 | napoleon-menton.com

   

Hotel Narev's ★★★

12 Bis Rue Lorédan Larchey, 06500 Menton | +33 4 93 35 21 31 | hotel-narevs.com


Student Hosting


 Please contact us if you would like to be housed by a Sciences Po student. Priority is given to unaccompanied minors and delegates travelling from abroad. 


Getting to Menton by Taxi


Nice Airport to Menton: The MEDMUN 2017 secretariat has a deal with a private taxi company here on the Côte d'Azur. Discounted by 15€ per ride, MEDMUN delegates and chairs can get picked up in Nice and driven straight to Menton, but you must book in advance. The link to the taxi website can be found below. Use coupon code "MedMun15" for discounted price. The price can range from 80-100€.

 

Nice Airport to Nice Centre: The ride to Nice Centre costs around 30€ and takes approximately 15 minutes.


Getting to Menton by Train


Regional Express Train (TER): Nice Saint-Augustin to Ventimiglia

 

Menton is on the main rail line with frequent service to towns across the South of France and Italy. The central station of Menton is in the heart of the city, about 15-20 minutes by foot from the Sciences Po Menton campus.

 

Ticket: It is best to purchase train tickets from the airport. Otherwise, the ticket office at the station is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 13:10 and from 13:40 to 20:40. The ticket office is also open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9:15 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:20. Tickets may also be purchased at the station from automated ticket machines, but these can be difficult to operate for first-time users. Tickets must be validated using the yellow ticket validation machines at the station before getting on the train.

 

Train Station: Nice-Saint-Augustin station is about a 10-minute walk from Terminal 1. From Terminal 2, take the free shuttle to Terminal 1 and walk to the station. From Terminal 1 (arrival level door A1), cross the street and follow the walkway in the direction “Arénas”. Pass under the bridge of “la Promenade des Anglais (Passage de la Caravelle)”. Cross Avenue Lindbergh and make a left (Lycée Hôtelier). Then make a right (Boulevard René Cassin) and continue until you reach the light signal. Cross to the left and pass under the SNCF bridge (Route de Grenoble), then make a right (Avenue Edouard Grinda). The Nice-Saint-Augustin train station will be on your right.

 

Trains with a destination of “Ventimiglia” on the Italian border stop at "Menton" and "Menton Garavan" stations. Both are roughly equidistant from the Sciences Po Menton Campus. These stations may differ in distance from accommodations. Please refer to the button below for the most up-to-date train scheduling and maps.


Getting to Menton by Bus


LIGNES D’AZUR 110 Express: Airport Monaco/Menton express shuttle (via highway A8)

  • The most convenient public transport option for those with heavy luggage 
  • Departs from Terminal 1 (also stops at Terminal 2)
  • Runs daily from 8:45 to 19:45 every hour plus a final bus at 21:15
  • Takes about 1h 15min
  • 20€ (15€ for youth less than 26) one way, 30€ round trip

LIGNES D’AZUR N100 NocTAM’Bus: Airport – Monaco/Menton night bus

  • Departs from Terminal 1
  • Runs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings every one and a half hour, at 22:00, 23:30, 1:00 and 2:30
  • Takes about 1h 08min
  • 1.50€ each way

It is also possible to take a bus to Nice and change buses for Menton:

 

LIGNES D’AZUR 98:

  • Direct line from the airport to Nice Riquier train station (via downtown Nice)
  • Departs from Terminal 2 (also stops at Terminal 1)
  • Runs every day at 5:00, 6:00, from 7:00 to 20:20 every 20 min, and one last bus at 21:15
  • Takes about 42min
  • 6€ each way

LIGNES D'AZUR 99:

  • Express line from the airport to Nice-Ville train station
  • Departs from Terminal 2 (also stops at Terminal 1)
  • Runs daily at 6:00, 7:00 and from 8:00 to 21:00 every 25-30 min
  • Takes about 15min
  • 6€ each way

Once in Nice, Menton can be reached by train from Nice Ville station (TER direction Ventimiglia), or by either of the buses below:

 

LIGNES D’AZUR 100:

Nice-Promenade des Arts near Place Garibaldi – Monaco/Menton

  • Daily from 6:00 to 20:30. Please consult www.cg06.fr/documents/A-votre-service/Deplacements/transports-en-commun/100.pdf for scheduling.
  • Takes about 1h 15 minutes
  • 1.50€ each way

LIGNES D’AZUR N100 NocTAM’Bus:

Nice-Port – Monaco/Menton at nights as explained above.


Getting around Menton


Home to approximately 30,000 inhabitants, Menton is not a large city, and it is easy to get around on foot. The town is compact enough so that all the main attractions are within walking distance, although sometimes uphill through steep, narrow streets or stairs (especially in the Old Town). The views and sites are worth the effort though! If, however, you need a taxi in Menton, you should contact one of the numbers below to reach the nearest taxi station:

  • Gare de Menton (main train station): +33 04 92 10 47 02
  • Casino: +33 04 92 10 47 01
  • Mairie (City Hall): +33 04 92 10 47 00
  • Menton Garavan train station: +33 04 92 10 45 03