Fontana Rosa, Menton

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Fontana Rosa is a historic garden situated on the Avenue Blasco Ibáñez in Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, on the French Riviera.The Spanish writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1869-1928) began to build it from 1922 on, and he set up home here with his second wife, Elena, and died there in 1928.This garden with Spanish and Menton pottery is found in avenue Blasco Ibanez, near Garavan station, and was created a Historical Monument in 1990.It is also called "Le Jardin des Romanciers" (El Jardín de los Novelistas/The Garden of Novelists), and was frequented by celebrities such as Jean Cocteau. It was the place where Blasco Ibáñez wrote Mare Nostrum, a novel filmed later in 1926.The garden inspired by Andalusian and Arabian-Persian styles contains species such as Ficus macrophylla, Araucaria heterophylla , palm trees, banana trees or scented rosebushes. It is a tribute to Vicente's favourite writers : Cervantes, Dickens, Shakespeare or Honoré de Balzac, whose busts can be found at the entrance and to whom he dedicated several fountains and rotundas.Its main buildings are a small elevated villa with polychromatic pottery which houses a library and a personal movie projector room, and a main house (Villa Emilia) in the lower part of the property that dates from the 19th century. The architectural complex also has an aquarium, a colonnade, a concrete pergola, pillars, flower vases, ceramic-panelled benches around the main house and a big round, steel pergola covering a long staircase in the middle of the property.
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  • It is a beautiful garden FONTANA ROSA with guided tours on Mondays and Fridays around 10 o'clock but to do with the Tourist Office of Menton however. Beautiful Belle Epoque style garden which is part of the beautiful city of Menton. To visit. It is beautiful and we have really been conquered by the beauty of this place.
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  • Created by the writer of Spanish origin Vicente Blasco Ibanez, this pretty amazing garden is made of Spanish and mentonnaises ceramics. It is a historical monument since 1990
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  • Lovely gardens near the sea!
  • A little morbid but a very interesting Place. Be sure to visit a menton. Visit the olivenhain Nearby.
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