Lemon Festival

Lemon Festival

Late January through mid-February
Since the 1930s the town of Menton, France, has celebrated its annual Lemon Festival for three weeks beginning in late January or February. Festival organizers expect about 300,000 people to visit the town during the festival in order to enjoy the parades—featuring larger-than-life-sized figurines made entirely of citrus fruit, a specialty of the region—and other activities. Performances of local folk music and dance also take place during the festival. In addition, visitors may stroll by scenes from famous stories reconstructed out of citrus fruits and displayed in one of the city's parks. The Lemon Festival coincides with another important local event, the Orchid Festival. Those who attend this exhibit of orchid specimens may also sample regional foods and view the work of local artists.
CONTACTS:
Menton Tourist Office
8, Ave. Boyer BP
Menton, 06506 France
33-4-9241-7676; fax: 33-4-9241-7678
www.menton.fr/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=33
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