The Lemon Festival in Menton is an annual festival to celebrate the city’s connection with this citrus fruit. This festival will take place in the European capital of the Lemon,
The Lemon Festival in Menton is an annual festival to celebrate the city’s connection with this citrus fruit. This festival will take place in the European capital of the Lemon, Menton at the French Riviera. These festivities attract 240,000 visitors every year. This unique festival is well worth a visit.
The festival was held for the first time in 1934. The reason they chose to celebrate this event is that Menton is the biggest producer of lemons in Europe. The first time there was a small event in the gardens of a hotel. Since then, the event became a popular annual festival.
Every year the festival has a different theme which designers and builders will use to make elaborate floats. 300 workers will work for weeks to build these floats and decorate them with lemons and oranges which will be sold after the event. They will use over 145 tonnes of fruit, so you don’t have to worry there isn’t enough for everybody. You can not only visit the parade but at some nights there will be fireworks too.
If you want to visit the festival you find more information and tickets here. Check out this page to decide in which hotel you are going to stay. And while you are in France you might want to visit these other festivals.
february 13 (Sunday) - 28 (Monday)
8 Avenue Boyer, 06500 Menton, France