Menton is a charming Riviera resort lying between Monaco and the Italian border. Thanks to its micro-climate the town is a major producer of lemons and comes to life in mid February for a month when the annual Lemon festival takes place.

Throughout the festival the streets and squares are filled with huge constructions made of oranges and lemons. It’s like a carnival, with processions of floats, gardens of lights and the exhibition of giant citrus celebrating the wealth and reputation of Menton.

For more information about the festival including dates and events, visit the official website here.

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