5 Mediterranean beach destinations for the budget-conscious

You won't go broke at these beach spots.

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Menton, France Menton, France (Photo: Michal Onderco/Shutterstock)

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Menton, France

While not as glamorous as St. Tropez or Monte Carlo, Menton has been a destination for holidaymakers for more than a century. Characterized by sunny days (more than 300 per year) and a famous lemon festival, the city's free public beaches, gardens and museums offer plenty of inexpensive entertainment. With all that extra cash, you can splurge on a hotel, though even during the high season you can expect to get a quality room for around $100 a night. 

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