Musée Jean Cocteau
2 Quai de Monleon, 06500 Menton, France
Photo by Sergio Pitamitz/age fotostock
Musée Jean CocteauIn the 1950s, the town of Menton invited prodigious artist, poet, author, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau to design a museum for his work. In a town known for its extraordinary gardens, the museum is an ode to the creative genius, beginning with the monumental lizard mosaic (designed by Cocteau) that guides guests to the entrance. Redesigned in 2008, the museum is now one of the Riviera’s most important destinations for contemporary art and architecture.