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“Interesting Museum but cafe out of bread!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman

Musee Jean Cocteau Collection Severin Wunderman
Ranked #4 of 40 things to do in Menton
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Museum but cafe out of bread!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

We arrived at lunchtime by train from Nice and wanted something to eat before we went round the museum. The museum cafe seemed the best bet. Their menu was imaginative and interesting and we eventually made our selection. We were quite staggered to be told that no food was available as they had "been busy and had run out of bread". There was a small group of elderly ladies in one corner of the cafe who didn't look as if they had eaten everything in the place! It was quite bizarre and I was tempted to ask why someone couldn't nip out to buy some bread. The chap behind the counter said "There's a good cafe across the road" and we went outside again. We did find a delightful cafe only a few yards away and eventually returned to the museum.

The exhibits were interesting and thought provoking - but they were always going to be with this minor and sometimes controversial artist. Worth a visit even if it's only for the Ricciotti architecture but don't expect great paintings - and eat before you go!

Visited September 2012
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“fascinating works in a well-curated museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Really enjoyed this visit, unexpected cultural highlight in Menton, especially the film extracts. Unfortunately the Bastion was closed when we went to visit that part, despite the signs saying it would be open. They give 50% reduction to teachers so take your GTC or Union card!

Visited October 2012
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“Great addition to the Menton experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

For any naysayers that think modern architecture has no place in an old city, need only look at the new Jean Cocteau museum in Menton. It is sleek, unassuming and the dark glass of the building reflects the Mediterranean on one side and the the Basiclica. So the structure doesn't detract from the surroundsing area but emphasizes it.

And I found the exhbitis, which focused on the theatrical and movie explits of Cocteau were very interesting. Also, made use of the pleasant little cafe in the museum. And the ticket also includes a visit to the old Cocteau museum in the Bastion, which focuses more on his art.

Visited October 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“for lovers of modern architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

the jean cocteau part is informatif. The architecture of the museum is also interesting . The ticket gives you entrance to the nearby bastion. Do not skip it because it harbours the most beautifull paintings of Cocteau.

Visited September 2012
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“Jean Cocteau”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Museum is beautiful, but the exhibit is not for everyone?
Menton is a lovely town to walk around and be sure to check out side streets for wonderful small Resturants !

Visited September 2012
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