The town has a rich history dating back to the Roman era, when it was known as "Villa Matutia". Over the centuries, Menton has been influenced by a variety of cultures and civilizations, including the Lombards, the Saracens, and the French. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Menton became a popular destination for wealthy European aristocrats, who were attracted by the town's mild climate and stunning scenery.
Today, Menton is known for its beautiful gardens, such as the Jardin Serre de la Madone, which features exotic plants and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The town is also famous for its lemon festival, held annually in February, which celebrates Menton's long history of lemon cultivation.