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Menton (Municipality, Alpes-Maritimes, France)

Last modified: 2005-04-23 by ivan sache
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Historical flag of Menton

[Historical flag of Menton]by Jaume Ollé

The flag of the city of Menton was granted by Genoa some centuries ago. Under the Grimaldi rule, the flag was not always used.

Jaume Ollé, 10 January 1997

Free Cities of Menton and Roquebrune

[Republic of United Cities]by Jaume Ollé

The cities of Menton and Roquebrune have been part of the principality of Monaco since the Middle Ages. On 2 March 1848 a 'Provisional Government Committee' (chairman : M. Trenca) took power in both cities and on 21 March 1848 proclaimed the independence of the 'Free Cities of Menton and Roquebrune'. On 18 September 1848 Savoy 'temporarily' took over the administration of the cities which were ceded to France on 2 February 1861.

Bob Hilkens & Vincenzo Guglielmelli, 19 December 2004