2. Jean Cocteau Museum
We’ll soon see that the multi-talented Jean Cocteau spent a lot of time in Menton towards the end of his life, and the city now has the first and largest public resource on his work in the world.
The museum was established in 2011 after the Cocteau expert Séverin Wunderman had donated his multimillion-dollar collection of the artist’s works to the city in 2003. This titanic assemblage of 1,800 pieces makes up most of the museum’s exhibits, which, as you’d imagine for Cocteau are in all kinds of formats: They’re composed of graphic art, film and photographs, mostly taken while he was shooting the Testament of Orpheus.