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La Salle des Mariages

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Address: Rue de la Republique, Menton, France
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Exceptional wedding room

Jean Cocteau is very much present in Menton with a museum, a bastion and the wedding room. Everything in this exceptional room was designed by Cocteau: the paintings, the carpet... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
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Haacht, Belgium
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Haacht, Belgium
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Jean Cocteau is very much present in Menton with a museum, a bastion and the wedding room. Everything in this exceptional room was designed by Cocteau: the paintings, the carpet, the chairs and even the candelabras. The result is really worth a visit. Entrance price is € 2. There is no guide, but a tape with commentary is played. As... More 

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Menton
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This small and relatively simple marriage room was designed by the local genius Jean Cocteau in an original poetic style that one would have a hard time finding elsewhere. The furniture, carpet and wall paintings format a whole. A read up on Cocteau is advised to truly understand how brilliant this man was.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Marriage Hall in the Town Hall was decorated by Jean Cocteau in the 1950s and is a great example of his work. Walls and ceiling are completely covered with his striking designs, full of symbolism. Lamps, seats, mirrors and doors also designed by Cocteau. At the back of the room, either side of the entrance doors (only opened for... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had read about this special hall in advance, but nevertheless it was relatively hard to find. It is to be found in the Hotel de Ville (Municipality hall), but there is a door on the front side of the building; however this door is closed and you have to go inside the building through the central door in order... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

It located in City Hall and painted by Jean Cocteau. The paintings are interesting . At certain times there are explanations.

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Otrokovice, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Salle des Marriages is in the Town hall. Was decorated in 1957 - 1958 by Jean Cocteau. It´s opened every day 8:30-12:00/14.00 - 16.30. You pay 2 euros and can admire beautiful paintings on walls. You can also choose the language and the staff play the commentary. It´s definitely worth visiting.

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San Gabriel, California
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

A good location to see a wedding party preparing for the civil ceremony or coming out of the City Hall. Wait across the street from the building at the small plaza to view. If you're fortunate to be a guest of a wedding you will be able to enter the La Salle des Mariages and witness a French wedding civil... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Located in the town hall, and free, this louche-looking "salle des marriages" looks like a 1920s cocktail lounge. Or the sitting room of a bordello. The Cocteau drawings on walls and ceiling are the reason to go.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

It's worth getting the guided tour to the Salle des Mariages - Thursday afternoon at the reception desk of the Mairie. The guide describes the symbolism of the different wall paintings and Cocteau's inspiration for each. A pleasant and interesting visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

This lovely little wedding venue is not always open to the public but the staff from the main building are so helpful and will show you round willingly. The Cocteau murals are lovely and went some way to making up for the museum being closed. There is a very interesting recorded commentary available in several languages. Lovely place to wed.

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