Menton – Village of Lemons
Tomorrow, the 83e “Fete du Citron” will start in Menton, in the South of France. Last year, I wrote this article about this Lemon Festival. Each year, there is another theme. This year it is “Cinecitta”.
More than 300 professionals work on this project and 145 tons of citrus fruits are used and the row of designs are up to 10 meters tall!
Menton is known as the citrus fruits village. The color of the houses, the citrus trees in the streets…it’s a lovely place to spend your holiday. Menton has 316 days of sunshine a year. I can only dream of it now 🙂
Exploring the city
I’ve visited Menton in September last year for one day, when my husband and I spend our holiday at the Cote d’Azur. We took the train and strolled in ten minutes to the centre. We have been here more often so we knew the way. We enjoyed a drink at Place Georges Clemenceau, a square with many terraces and surrounded by trees.
La rue Pietonne et les Marches is the most important street in Menton. It’s filled with boutiques and restaurants. At the end you’ll find the garden of Campanin and the sea.
After the refreshment on the lovely shady terrace, we strolled to the Vieille Ville, which is very charming and sometimes it seems the time has stood still. Everywhere you look, you see the citrus fruits. We tasted a waffle with lemon juice from Menton, this was the most delicious waffle I ever tasted! You can find a boutique, Au Pays du Citron, 24 rue Saint-Michel, where you can buy productes which are produced with the lemons from Menton. I can highly recommend the limoncello!
We walked back along the sea. The weather had changed. Cloudy, windy. Time to go back to the train station. The train journey laid you along the coast with her beautiful views, never a dull moment!
Have you ever been in Menton?
More information about the festival: www.feteducitron.com