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The Orchid Festival

From 17th february to 4th march 2018
Palais de l'Europe

Presented by the Association des Orchidophiles et Épiphytophiles de France, orchids are opening and flourishing in their own garden at the Palais de l’Europe.

The ones on show are the world’s most beautiful, and they rival one another in colour, shape, and mysterious perfume.

Like the carnival, the evocative and exotic names of these hybrid, botanical, and miniature varieties invite us to take a journey to a far-off land…

Free entrance

Opening hours

On mondays, tuesdays, wednesdays and saturdays : from 10am to 6pm. On thursdays and  friday : 10.am to 7.pm On sundays : 9.am at 19.pm

Careful : On saturday 18th february 2018 opening hour at 2 pm

For hygiene and security reasons, animals are not allowed either in the gardens or on procession routes or at the Palais de l’Europe.

All the Lemon Festival events (golden fruit parades, night-time parades, exhibition of citrus patterns and the Gardens of Lights) take place in secured and enclosed areas. This means you must purchase an entry pass, or have a badge, accreditation, or invitation card in order to pass through security. Only children under 6 years are exempted from an entry pass, on the condition that they be accompanied by an adult in possession of one of the above-cited means of entry.
During the golden fruit parades and the night-time parades, in order to improve the flow of access, entrances will be distributed along the route.
For the exhibition of citrus patterns, several entrances are located along the Biovès gardens. However, only the main entrances (opposite the Casino Barrière) will allow access to the Gardens of Lights.
Systematic inspections will be carried out at each entrance by means of metal detectors, bag inspections and pat-downs.
It is advised to arrive at least an hour before the event, and to carry only a minimum of necessary objects in your possession

The following items are banned from the enclosure:

  • Large suitcases or bags
  • Disguises that could lead to confusion
  • Weapons, even artificial ones
  • Blunt, sharp or pointed objects
  • Bangers or fireworks
  • Glass or metal containers


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