Balzi Rossi
Frontière de Ponte-San-Ludovico, 18039 Ventimiglia Route Planner
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daily except Mon 8.30am‑7.30pm - closed on rainy and windy days


Named after its red cliff dotted with grottoes, this delightful site overlooking the sea and Menton, is outstanding from an archaeological point of view. Excavation has unearthed the remains of elephants, hippopotamus, marmots, reindeer, and some human remains and objects, including small statues of "Venus". A museum presents the site, on which the presence of mankind can be traced back to the Palaeolithic era.


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