10 May 2016

Menton / Riviera Française

The French Riviera offers companies the opportunity to set up businesses in the ‘Health, Nutrition and Well-Being’ sector in the heart of the sweeping, open vistas of the southern Mediterranean region, at the crossroads of performance and a relaxed lifestyle, between fresh mountain air and the balmy shores of the sea.

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The French Riviera Urban Community encompasses 10 communes around Menton, Sospel, La Turbie, Beausoleil, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. Its scope extends down to the sparkling shores of the Mediterranean and up in the peaks of the Massif du Mercantour, brushing on Italy and the Principality of Monaco.

Areas of excellence

The lemon industry in Menton has gradually acquired an internationally-recognised reputation thanks to its lemon festival. The Menton lemon is soon to be granted the extremely rare IGP label (Protected Geographical Indication).

Famed for the healing qualities of its citrus fruits and for its highly-praised Mediterranean diet, the Menton basin region has been a favourite holidaying spot with visitors from across Europe since the 19th century, and thus chose to focus on a Health/Nutrition/Well-being specialisation in one of the Côte d’Azur’s most dynamic sectors. [>] Find out more.


The Fontan Deleuse business park is a new Sospel business park mainly aimed at companies in the health/nutrition/well-being sector. It allows companies to enjoy a privileged location a stone’s throw away from Italy and Monaco.

The Cœur de Ville Carnolès ZAC [Urban Regeneration Zone], in the heart of the future eco-quarter of Carnolès in the commune of Roquebrune Cap Martin, aims to open its doors to companies by 2014 /2015, with surface space of almost 20,000 m².

Useful links

[>] The French Riviera