Bastion Museum

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The bastion illuminated at night

The Bastion Museum is a museum of works by Jean Cocteau, on the harbour wall of Menton, on the French Riviera, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France. The bastion was built in the 17th century by Honoré II, Prince of Monaco.[1] Cocteau restored the bastion himself, decorating the alcoves, reception hall and outer walls with mosaics made from pebbles.[2]

The Bastion Museum opened in 1966, three years after Cocteau's death.[3]

A new exhibition of Cocteau's work is installed in the Bastion every year.

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  1. ^ Michelin (2010). French Riviera. Michelin Travel Publications. pp. 295–. ISBN 978-1-906261-80-1. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Nicola Williams; Catherine Le Nevez (2007). Provence and the Côte d'Azur. Lonely Planet. pp. 290–. ISBN 978-1-74104-236-8. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Edwards, Natasha (16 October 2012). "Menton, France: On the Jean Cocteau museum trail". The Daily Telegraph. 

Coordinates: 43°46′29″N 7°30′31″E / 43.7748°N 7.5085°E / 43.7748; 7.5085