February 15 to March 03
A unique event: the Fête du Citron in Menton. For more than 15 days, enjoy a traditional festival – day and night – that both young and old will love. With the brightly coloured exciting parade of the Fête du Citron, come and celebrate the end of winter on the Côte d’Azur. Every year in February, thousands of spectators from all over the world come to see the amazing floats made from lemons and oranges.
DISCOVER MENTON’S CITRUS GARDENS!
Make a date for the Jardins Biovès to discover the incredible ephemeral sculptures.
In the centre of Menton during the Fête du Citron, every day you’ll be able to admire the exhibition of citrus sculptures in the Jardins Biovès. Every year, the Fête du Citron celebrates a different theme. The artists stage it with magnificent creations. Did you know? More than 150 tons of citrus fruit are needed to make these sculptures. At night, the yellow becomes gold and the play of light is surprising. You’ll see the exhibition differently. Festive, popular and for all ages, Menton’s Fête du Citron is an event not to be missed on the Côte d’Azur.
DAY OR NIGHT, WATCH THE FÊTE DU CITRON PARADE!
Adults and children will discover citrus fruit from another angle.
The lemon decorated float will light up everyone’s face! When the weather is good, the lemons are even better and you can see their true beauty. For 15 days, the city walks in steps with the parades in the centre, night parades, exhibitions, etc. You can also meet the producers and taste the many varieties of lemon. Like its cousin, the Carnaval de Nice, the Menton Fête du Citron is a unique annual event that celebrates the local citrus fruit: Menton lemons. Colours that diffuse through the evening, to everyone’s delight – big or small!
VISIT MENTON DURING THE FÊTE DU CITRON
Celebrate the wonderful lemon, take the opportunity to visit the city, its shops and taste the world of citrus flavours…
In the heart of Menton, stop at the shop “Au Pays du Citron”, you’ll be welcomed with a small glass of the famous “Limoncello de Menton”! You’ll discover all the products that can be made with lemons. Just around the corner is a place that is well known to jam lovers: “Maison Herbin”. Since 1975, its know-how as a jam maker has been recognized. You can taste all kinds of jams, conserves and flavours! A little further up, on the hills of Menton, meet the lemon producers during a guided tour organized by the Menton Tourist Office.
LA FETE DU CITRON IN MENTON
Côte d’Azur France Ambassador and responsible for everything digital in a Nice-based agency, I take great pleasure in sharing my Côte d’Azur discoveries and favourites through my passion for photography.
By Olivier ARLET
Teaser Fête du Citron® in Menton