Having spent most of my childhood summers in the south of France, I was excited about going back for a week end and eager to explore new ground. After some mapping of the area, I discovered beautiful Menton - a small coastal town on the boarder to Italy that I had yet to visit. In the old town, the Italian heritage beautifully transpired through the steep tiers of houses huddled up in bright tones of orange and yellow, making for stunning views against the mountain backdrop.
Lunch in the old town square ticked all the boxes. With its warm sunbathed terrasse, tasty 'Mentonaise' cuisine and prime location for people watching, La Mandragore did not disappoint.
There is something highly delectable about an off season mediterranean getaway. The tourists are fewer, the sights are just as striking and the sun is not yet scorching. A little too cold to swim (for me at least), there is ample sunshine to sunbathe on the beach and enjoy long afternoons exploring the city.