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Lemon Festival, Fête du Citron a Menton from 16th of February to 3rd of March 2019!

 

86e Fête du Citron – “des mondes fantastiques” (Fantastic worlds)

from 16 February to 3 March 2019

Just 20 minutes by car from Villa Vento Largo, a perfect holiday to enjoy a holiday between France and Italy!

 

BENEATH THE ZEST OF ORANGES AND LEMONS LIES ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST FESTIVALS

La Fête du Citron® (Lemon Festival), an unique event in the world, attracts  240,000 visitors every year – a number which is constantly rising.
With processions of floats, gardens of lights and the exhibition of giant designs, come and discover this fantasy world, and move to the rhythm of a simply unforgettable event.
More than 300 professionals work on the project and 145 tons of citrus fruits are used.

The main events

  • Saturday 16 February at 11.00 am: opening of the 86th Fête du Citron®
  •  Saturday 16 February at 2.00 pm: opening of the Exhibition of Citrus patterns
  • Saturday 16 February, 8.30 pm: Les Jardins de Lumières (The Gardens of Lights)
  • Sunday 17 February, 2.30 pm: Golden Fruit Parade
  • Thursday 21 February, 9 pm: The night-time parade, (followed by fireworks)
  • Friday 22 February, 8.30 pm: Les Jardins de Lumières (The Gardens of Lights)
  • Sunday 24 February, 2.30 pm: Golden Fruit Parade
  • Thursday 28 February, 9 pm: The night-time parade, (followed by fireworks)
  • Friday 1 March, 8.30 pm: Les Jardins de Lumières (The Gardens of Lights)
  • Sunday 3 March, 2.30 pm: Golden Fruit Parade

 

The event in numbers

  • 20 days of festival
  • 240, 000 spectators on average each year
  • 10 floats and 13 decorated displays in the gardens
  • 200 artists (dancers, musicians)
  • 400 participants (warehousemen, cashiers, screening staff)
  • Over 20, 000 hours worked by crews, primarily municipal
  • 12 people in charge of changing any fruit which has deteriorated each day
  • 140 tonnes of citrus fruit for the gardens and floats
  • Up to 18 tonnes of fruit for the most magnificent designs
  • 45 kg of oranges or 30 kg lemons are needed to cover 1 m²
  • 5 tonnes of additional fruit to replace any damaged fruit
  •  Over 750,000 elastic bands for attaching the fruit
  • 15 tonnes of steel

 

For info and tickets, follow the link:

https://www.fete-du-citron.com/lemon-festival-program-french-riviera/?lang=en



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