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Lemon Festival France “Fete du Citron”

When life gives you lemons, make sculptures out of them! The Lemon Festival in the stunning city of Menton on the french Riviera is the place to be in Springtime each year.

This fruit filled festival will capture your imagination. Join 60,000 festival goers in an ambitious celebration of the humble citrus fruits. The festival programme showcases the best sculptures made out of colourful citrus fruits. This is where art and fruit lovers will be in heaven. In this region, the mild climate allows for citrus fruits to grow year round so they know how to make the most of their crops.


WHEN DOES THE BATTLE OF THE ORANGES TAKE PLACE?

Fete du Citron takes place in the city of Menton in Springtime, usually at the end of February to Mid March.


HOW TO GET THERE

Fly to Nice and take a train for 40 minutes to the centre of Menton. Fly to Milan or Turin and jump on a train from there to Ivrea.


WHY GO TO MENTON

Menton is a coastal town on the French Riviera. It is not as well known as the celebrity packed towns of Cannes and Antibes but just as beautiful. This postcard picture town offers a taste of all that is on offer in Southern France. Here are a few of the top things to do in Menton:

  • Visit the Jean Cocteau Museum
  • Stroll through the Jardin Bioves with the fresh smelling citrus trees
  • Spend a night at the local casino
  • Take a dip in one of the many public and private beaches. 
  • citrus trees of the Palais Carnolès: collection of citrus trees 
  • Winding streets of the old town for a late night supper

For more information about the fruit and foraging tours please contact one of our travel specialists.

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