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84th limon festival of Menton

This weekend is the launching of the 84th lemon festival of Menton.

The gorgeous city of Menton is celebrating its traditional lemon festival almost with 240 000 visitors every year. Menton is a charming town located in the warm French region of Côte d’Azur.

In the 17th century the first lemons were imported in Menton, to diversify its agriculture. Cultivation of lemon was a real success due to micro-climate and soil’s quality, of the town.

Taste of Menton’s fruit is very sweat and sugar, this quality led the city to the ranking of the first continental lemon producer until the thirties.

In 1929 an hotelier decided to exhibit flowers and citrus fruit in the Riviera Hotel Garden. Passion for this event was so strong that it had been developed by the local council.

 

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In 1934 the famous lemon festival was born, this manifestation has been cultivated over the years and nowadays represents one of the most famous celebration of Côte d’Azur.

This unique festival stands from the 11th February to the 1st March 2017, during this time, Menton’s municipality offers some wonderful highlights like the golden fruit parade.

Biovés garden is exceptional to admire the amazing fruit exhibition, the beauty of such colours in association with sweat citrus-fruit perfume is a real sense evasion.

To conclude this little getaway, Menton offers to its visitors a mesmerizing night Parade constituted by orchestras, performers and fruity floats supported by a splendid final firework.

 

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