Around the lemon

In 1928, Menton was still the number one lemon-growing region in Europe. An hotelier had the excellent idea of organising an exhibition of flowers and citrus fruit in the gardens of the Hôtel Riviera. It was so successful that, the following year, the event moved into the streets, with carts covered with orange and lemon.

Wishing to develop tourism, the municipality sought to give to this new event a typically local colour

The Lemon Festival was born in 1934

The Lemon of Menton obtained the recognition of its specificity and its excellence by a protected geographical index in 2015. This citrus fruit is for Menton an essential part of its history and its heritage.

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