Faq Lemon Festival
For security reasons, animals are not allowed either in the gardens or on procession routes or at the Palais de l’Europe.
Are the Citrus Gardens (Biovès) accessible to people in wheelchairs ?
The gardens are separated by steps and a footbridge. People in wheelchairs can leave the first park and go to the entrance of the second by using the exits situated in the middle of the gardens or near the footbridge.
The open air theatre (Koaland car park) situated in Avenue de la Madone will be open to camper vans on Parade days.
Yes, for children of 6 to 14 years and groups (at least 20 people).
For persons with reduced mobility of over 80% on presentation of a disability card:
Free admission to the gardens and a place in the walkway. Reduced price for a seat in the stand. For accompanying persons (if compulsory and a note to this effect appears on the disability card): the same conditions.
* Person in a wheelchair:
Free admission to the gardens and to the procession. For accompanying persons: full price if in the stand. Admission to the gardens and free place in the walkway.
Always smiling and friendly, taxi drivers will enable you to travel around the whole town or, of course, to be taken to a neighbouring village in the Region. There are three taxi ranks in Menton:
Town hall: +33 (0)4 92 10 47 00
Town Casino: +33 (0) 04 92 10 47 01
Central Station: +33 (0)4 92 10 47 02
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On our booking service www.hotementon.fr or obtain information from our holiday advisers at the Tourist Information Office.
Also by train. Menton is served by two railway stations: the central station and Menton Garavan station, near the Italian border.
Menton is located at exit n°59 on the A8 motorway (the last exit before Italy).
There is a regular shuttle service (every 30 minutes) running to Menton from the airport. Buses leaving the airport also travel to Nice railway station.
Both the Citrus Gardens (Biovès) and the Golden Fruit processions take place 5 minutes away from the station on foot, in the direction of the seafront.
Online on www.feteducitron.com, by post accompanied by payment sent to Menton Tourist Information Office or on the same day at Tourist Information Office counters (depending on the number of seats still available (limited number of seats in the stands)).
Ticket desks are also open at the entrances to gardens and processions (cash, cheques and bankers’ cards, no sale of seats in the stands at outdoor ticket desks).
Enquiries about groups, special requests and also seat bookings in the stands and for Fruit tours may be made at Tourist Information Office counters.
On our website www.feteducitron.com or at Menton Tourist Information Office
the program is also available on the Fête du citron app avalaible for Android and Ios . Download fete du citron apps
Download the 2016 Lemon Festival program (french language) pdf – 6.5 Mo
Read online the 2016 Lemon Festival program (french language)
Three car park are especially opens on Sundays, the procession day.
- P1 is situated near the italian Border (Rondelli stadium)
- P2 is situated at the beginning of the industrial area, near the motorway exit. It is the Intermarché Shopping Centre car park.
- P3 is situated on the Val d’Anaud stadium
These car park are free and a regular shuttle service runs from it into the town centre.
Shuttle P1 – route Esplanade Françis Palmero to Fête du citron® ( 15 minutes by foot)
Shuttle P2 – route Gare routière to Fête du citron® (5 minutes by foot)
Shuttle P3 -route Koaland to Fête du citron® (15 minutes by foot)
Yes, on Place Saint Roch.