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The old museum

This is all you have now as the new museum nearby was badly hit by a storm and remains closed at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Heli P
Helsinki, Finland
Small but very nice collection of Cocteau

This unpretentious place is a nice collection of Cocteau works. Note especially the lizard mosaic... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small stone building on the harbour wall at Menton was constructed as a small fort in the first half of the 17th century. Subsequently it was used as a warehouse, a lighthouse and even a gaol. In the 1950's it was decided to turn...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank westy54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is all you have now as the new museum nearby was badly hit by a storm and remains closed at least till 2021. The old 17th century fort was carefully restored according to Cocteau's own plans to house his ceramics and paintings opening in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Heli P
Reviewed August 17, 2017

So, we continued our trip tracing the steps of Jean Cocteau. We had already done Hotel Welcome, the Chapelle St. PIerre, WUnderman Collection in Menton, and now this little Museum across the street from Wunderman. The good news is that there are some lovely pieces...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

This unpretentious place is a nice collection of Cocteau works. Note especially the lizard mosaic on the floor of entrance hall.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 356sergejs
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Magnificent presentation of Cocteau's 'Lovers' series, from 1961, joyous and colourful. And at the entrance, the opportunity to buy a postcard collection of the same paintings, and also postcards of the marriage room at the Mairie. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Moth
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Cocteau himself selected the old bastion on the seafront as a display for his work. He designed the grand mosaic floor in the entrance hall and also the 2 mosaics along the façade. It is a tiny bastion, so only a small selection of his...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed April 20, 2017

While visiting Menton there are two buildings that immediately draw your attention - this stunning modern museum across the street and Le Bastion. Both feature Jean Cocteau's works and both are included in the cost of admission. This particular museum, however, is our favourite. Combine...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

My friend and I enjoyed our visit to the Musee du Bastion. The small selection of Jean Cocteau's pottery, tapestries, and artwork were well displayed and easily viewed. If you have a limited time to view his artwork I would recommend this museum.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jean J
Reviewed March 3, 2017

The original Cocteau museum designed and restored by Cocteau himself, this is an absolute gem. It is small and intimate and a visit probably won't last even an hour but it brings you much closer to the artist himself than he wide spaces of the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Ewingston
Reviewed February 6, 2016

Located in the ancient bastion and includes Cocteau's former workship. This place oozes charm. There are a couple of amazing large tapestries, some great pottery work and a number of Cocteau's paintings, including his "Pecheur et la jeune fille" series. I enjoyed this very much.

Date of experience: February 2016
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