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road next passes through several small villages, and is shaded
by picturesque and venerable groups of olive-trees (several good,
retrospective views). On a hill to the r. are the ruins of a
Rom. fort. Then Mortola, with its church, picturesquely situated
on a promontory. A ravine is now skirted, and the road finally
ascends a height whence Mentone is visible. Immediately beyond
it. is the Ital. 'dogana' or custom-house. Grimaldi lies on a
height to the r. Charming country-houses with orange and lemon-
gardens are passed. Luxuriant southern vegetation. The French
frontier is at the Pont St. Louis which crosses, the rocky gorge.
22 M. Mentone, French Menton.
Hotels and Pensions. In the E. Bay, towards the Italian frontier:
Grande Bretagne, pension 9 fr. and upwards; "Grand Hotel dela
Paix, expensive, pension 12—15 fr.; "Hotel des Anglais, well fitted
up; "lies Britanniques , Grand Hotel, these three with garden.
All these houses are beautifully situated on the coast. — Farther back:
"Hotel et Pension d'ltalie; near the Pont St. Louis (see above):
Pension de l'LTnivers, with view of Mentone. — In the town:
Angleterre; "Hotel du Midi; "Hotel Victoria, newly fitted up,
all looking inland. — In the W. Bay: "Hotel de laMediterrane'e,
expensive; "Londres; "Turin, pleasant rooms facing the sea, R. 3,
L. i|2, A. 1, B. l'|2, D. 4 fr.; "Louvre, and Beau Sejour, farther from
the sea, sheltered from the wind. Near the stat.: Hotel Splendide, a
magnificent estab., and HotelduParc, both new. — 3|4 M. from the town:
Hotel du Pavilion and Prince de Gal les. — Pensions: "Villa
Germania of Dr. Genzmer; "Pension Hemmelmann; Pension
des Etrangers et du Wurtemberg; Mme. Martel; "Pension
Camous; Pension Sue'doise, and many others, pension generally
9-15 fr. per day, according to situation and requirements.
In both bays there is. also a great number of charmingly situated and
occasionally very handsomely furnished villas, a list of which may be ob¬
tained of the Agence des Proprie'taires, Quai Bonaparte. The rents vary from
1000 to 7000 fr. and upwards for the season! Private apartments for the
season, from 400 fr. upwards, are also to be had, where the visitor may
have his own 'menage', and live at considerable less expense than at a pen¬
sion. Invalids should enquire whether it is desirable in their respective
cases to be near, or at some distance from the sea.
The Cercle Philharmonique contains a reading-room, and' balls
and concerts are frequently given; subscription 60 fr. for the season, ladies
48 fr.; per month 15 fr.. ladies 12 fr.
Restaurants etc. Hotel de Paris; Hotel du Pare (see above);
Cafe de. la Victoire; Cafe de Paris; Restaurant du Cercle;
London Tavern; beer in all.
Physicians. Drs. Beimel, Marriott, and Siordet, English.; Drs. Bottini
and Farina, Italian ; Drs. Stiege, Genzmer and Diihrsen, German. — Chemists:
Albertotti, Gras, who make up Engl, and Germ, prescriptions.
Poste aux Lettres, near the Hotel Victoria. — Telegraph Office: Avenue
Victor Emanuel 19,
Bankers: Palmaro ; Bioves and Co. — Booksellers: Papy; Giordan.
— Photographers: Noack, Anfossi, both in the Avenue Victor Emanuel.
Omnibuses run frequently through the town during the Season (30 c).
Diligence by Turbia to Nice once daily, coupe 4 fr., inte'rieur and ban¬
quette 3 fr.
Carriages. Drive in the town, one-horse carr. 1 fr., two-horse l'|2 fr.;
for half a day one-horse 8—10, per day 12—15 fr., two-h. 25 fr. — Donkeys
5 fr. per day, 2'/2 fr. for half a day, and gratuity.
English Church Service during the season.
Mentone, a small town with 5600 inhab. , formerly belonging