Blessed with a sunny climate, Menton is where you can have your fill of lemons! Dubbed as the "the pearl of France," the resort town of Menton is often passed off for the more popular resort towns located on the French Riviera. It might be a sleepy town but it has a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, attractions not found anywhere else, and one of the most popular festivals in France, the Lemon Festival.
Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Menton is inhabited by about 30,000 people. It is situated on the French Riviera, and is the last town in southeastern France before crossing to Italy. Also known as the “sunniest place on the Cote d'Azur”, the towns draw in thousands of visitors annually especially during the Lemon Festival. The town is accessible by land travel but the quickest way is to fly into Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur which is about 40 kilometers away.
The best time to visit Menton is during the Lemon Festival held in the month of February since 1929. The Biovès Gardens exhibits huge temporary sculptures made of lemons. A procession along its streets showcases giant citrus-themed floats, dancers and live entertainment. About 145 tons of lemon and orange fruits are used with more than 300 professional working on the fruits to create spectacular displays of lemons. This two week event also features nightly entertainment, and lots of food and drinks made out of lemons! Aside from enjoying the Lemon festival, do not forget to savor the gastronomical delightful dishes of Mirazur, one of the world’s best restaurants.
Bring the entire family to Menton, France and have a “lemontastic” time! Consult your travel agent for more details.