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“Definitely worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Salle des Mariages

La Salle des Mariages
Rue de la Republique, Menton, France
04-92-10-50-00
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Menton
Type: Art Museums, Specialty Museums
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Wales
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Jean Cocteau murals - what a place for a wedding, we didn't dislike anything - this room is wonderful.

Visited September 2013
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“This is Cocteau at his best.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

He was given free rein to decorate this room. I loved the suspicious look of the mother-in-law. Was she thinking "Is any one good enough for my daughter?"
The town hall staff will put on a guide in your chosen language.
A must to visit.

Visited July 2012
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London
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“Prompted a heated debate!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My partner and I visited last week and have good enough French to understand the digital commentary on the artwork - if not you may need some additional information. However, the debate we had was about the suitability for wedding ceremonies of Cocteau's chosen subject matter on one of the walls - a myth involving a massacre! Hard on the heels of the two parts of the Cocteau museum it was wonderful to see something so fresh but which was done fairly late in his life.

Visited March 2013
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Cocteau art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Really interesting English commentary tells you about the artist's love for the City of Menton and his total decoration of the Hall of Marriages, where every Menton resident must be married.

Visited April 2012
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Vermont
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“One of a kind!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

To see this you must enter through the Mairie/Town Hall entrance and turn to your left. You pay 2 euros and one of the nice ladies will lead you over to the Salle and turn on the taped explanation--unfortunately in French only. But as you sit and look and listen, most of it will become clear to you. Surely this is one of the most amazing places in the world in which to be married. Cocteau decorated the entire room in a rather surrealist fashion, covering the walls and ceiling with paintings drawn from myth and folklore. You may see postcards or reproductions of some of them, but they do not compare to experiencing the real thing. (If you are trying to get there from elsewhere in Menton by bus, the #2 Suillet stops pretty close by)

Visited March 2012
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