Bringing ‘Broadway’ to Menton’s Lemon Festival

Bringing ‘Broadway’ to Menton’s Lemon Festival, Menton, France (B)

We have bid farewell to 2016 and I am looking forward to what 2017 brings! For visitors to the French Riviera, February is an excellent month to visit because there are many interesting festivals and public events happening.

One of my favourite festivals because of it’s uniqueness is the Fête du Citron – the Lemon Festival – which is hosted each February in Menton.

In 2017, the 84th edition of Menton’s famous Lemon Festival will be held from Saturday 11th February to Wednesday 1st March.

In Victorian times, the French Riviera was not known as a summer destination but was a popular winter resort where artists, distinguished royalty and the wealthy came to escape cooler climates, gamble in the purpose-built destination casinos or ‘take the air’ as it was referred to. The mild winter climate also attracted convalescing tourists who would stay in the towns believing that the exposure to sun and sea air would help their ailments.

Due to the seasonal population increase, Menton initiated a festival as a novel way of providing entertainment for locals and tourists. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Bringing ‘Broadway’ to Menton’s Lemon Festival
Guide Location: France » Menton
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Rebecca Whitlocke
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Jardins Biovès
  • Palais de l’Europe
  • Place Saint-Roch
  • Gare de Menton
  • Musée Jean Cocteau
  • Hôtel de Ville
  • Bastion
  • Musée des Beaux Arts
  • Palais Carnolès
  • Au Pays de Citron
  • Prestige de Menton
  • Mirazur
  • Basilique Saint Michel
  • Chappelle des Pénitents-Blancs
  • Promenade du Soleil
  • Plage des Sablettes
  • Jardin Botanique et Exotique Val Rahmeh
  • Jardin des Colombières
  • Jardin et Villa Maria Seren
  • Jardin Fontana Rosa
  • Musée de Préhistoire Régionale
  • Cimetière du Vieux Château