Show-stopping lemons for the festival
Since 1934, the town of Menton has been a place for winter festivities. What began as a simple flower and fruit show in the gardens of the Riviera Palace has become an unavoidable event which is the only one of its kind in the world. The Lemon Festival® has even become a registered trademark. Every year, it brings together a large number of festival-goers from all walks of life who come to have fun alongside the fanfares and folk groups that twirl, zigzag and dance between the floats to create the atmosphere. The Lemon Festival promises the discovery of a magnificent Mediterranean town and seeing life… yellow. The leading lemon producer on the continent, Menton celebrates the heritage of its terroir with this festival where the most incredible floats of bushes covered in oranges and lemons parade through the town. And don’t forget to get a photo of the lemon-shaped mascot that bears the event’s colours so proudly. There’s a chance you’ll come across it in the parades and the Jardins de Lumières where the regular festival-goers will let you into the secret of its name – John Lemonhème!