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Fête du citron®

MENTON

A unique event in the world !

From february 12 to 27, 2022

Theme of the 2022 edition : « Opéras et Danses »

The "Fête du Citron®" (Lemon Festival), an unique event in the world, attracts more than 200,000 visitors every year. For more than 15 days, come and enjoy the zest-flavored of the Exhibition of citrus patterns in the gardens Biovès ; not forgetting to visit the Crafts Fair and the Festival of Orchids with unforgettable scents. Come and discover this fantasy world, and move to the rhythm of a simply unforgettable event.

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Lemon festival highlights

In the Biovès Gardens…Imagine…patterns that can be up to ten metres high… During the festival, the Biovès Gardens take on dazzling yellow (...)
From February 12 to 27, 2022
Local artisans present their work : wooden sculptures, glass engraving, ceramics and pottery… Taste the citrus flavours and local foods (...)
From February 12 to 27, 2022
Presented by the Association des Orchidophiles et Épiphytophiles de France, orchids are opening and flourishing in their own garden at (...)
From February 12 to 27, 2022
Highlighting the exhibition of citrus motifs in the Biovès gardens and the Palais de l’Europe. At night, the citrus fruit patterns take (...)
On 18th and 25th february 2022
On Sunday afternoon, come to the central focus of this unique event… On Sunday morning, the town gets busy, with the coming and going (...)
On Sunday afternoon, come to the central focus of this unique event… On Sunday morning, the (...)
Sundays 13th, 20st and 27th february 2022
A spark of splendour to the parade worthy of the most ambitious street festival Until dusk, the town seems to hold its breath…It’s all (...)
A spark of splendour to the parade worthy of the most ambitious street festival Until dusk, (...)
On thursdays 17th and 24th february 2022
Director: Alfonso de Filippis Soloists, choir Orchestre Philharmonique du Piémont Management: Paul-Emmanuel Thomas One of the most (...)
Director: Alfonso de Filippis Soloists, choir Orchestre Philharmonique du Piémont Management: (...)
February 19, 2022 at 8:30 PM
Ballet in two acts by Adolphe Adam, choreography Marius Petipa, Etoiles A. Stoyanov and E. Khukar, Conductor A. Stoyanov "Giselle" (...)
Ballet in two acts by Adolphe Adam, choreography Marius Petipa, Etoiles A. Stoyanov and E. (...)
February 23, 2022 at 9:00 PM
Operas & dances are in the spotlight of this 88th Lemon Festival. To close this unique event, the Casino Barrière Menton is offering (...)
Operas & dances are in the spotlight of this 88th Lemon Festival. To close this unique (...)
February 26, 2022 at 8:30 p.m.
Preceded by our mountain guide Sébastien, you will explore the citrus groves of Menton. A half-day walk that will allow you to see the (...)
Preceded by our mountain guide Sébastien, you will explore the citrus groves of Menton. A (...)
From Monday 02/14/2022 to Thursday 02/24/2022
Go in immersion to meet citrus growers who will happily share their passion for lemon. From planting to maintenance, including (...)
Go in immersion to meet citrus growers who will happily share their passion for lemon. From (...)
From Monday 02/14/2022 to Thursday 02/24/2022
Take to the height and stroll through the alleys of this municipal orchard which is home to more than three hundred trees, many of (...)
Take to the height and stroll through the alleys of this municipal orchard which is home to (...)
From saturday 02/12/2022 to saturday 02/26/2022
The Grand Hôtel de Venise, which has become the Orangeraie today, was created at the end of the 19th century. It welcomed the (...)
The Grand Hôtel de Venise, which has become the Orangeraie today, was created at the end of the (...)
From Thursday 02/17/2022 to Thursday 02/24/2022
Built between 1924 and 1939 by Major Lawrence Johnston, this unique landscaped garden contains countless rare plants and species from (...)
Built between 1924 and 1939 by Major Lawrence Johnston, this unique landscaped garden contains (...)
From Tuesday 02/15/2022 to Wednesday 02/23/2022
Villa Maria Serena and its garden are a short walk from the Italian border. This garden is reputed to be the most temperate in France, (...)
Villa Maria Serena and its garden are a short walk from the Italian border. This garden is (...)
From Friday 02/18/2022 to Friday 02/25/2022
Embark with us to discover two legendary hilltop villages: Roquebrune Cap Martin and Sainte Agnès. Overlooking the Mediterranean, these (...)
Embark with us to discover two legendary hilltop villages: Roquebrune Cap Martin and Sainte (...)
From Thursday 02/17/2022 to Thursday 02/24/2022
Medieval streets and baroque churches welcome you in the ancient walled enclosure. Let yourself be captured by the splendour of the (...)
Medieval streets and baroque churches welcome you in the ancient walled enclosure. Let yourself (...)
From Sunday 02/13/2022 to Sunday 02/27/2022
Following in the footsteps of the Spanish writer and politician, Vicente Blasco Ibañez. This colourful garden of Valencian and (...)
Following in the footsteps of the Spanish writer and politician, Vicente Blasco Ibañez. This (...)
From Friday 02/18/2022 to Friday 02/25/2022
Discover the tropics in Menton! Protected in a mountainous amphitheatre, the Jardin botanique exotique du Val Rahmeh in Menton, (...)
Discover the tropics in Menton! Protected in a mountainous amphitheatre, the Jardin botanique (...)
From Monday 02/14/2022 to Monday 02/21/2022
This example of the architecture of the Belle Époque palaces, the Riviera Palace, desired by Mr. Widmer, is drawn from the plans of the (...)
This example of the architecture of the Belle Époque palaces, the Riviera Palace, desired by Mr. (...)
From wednesday 02/16/2022 to wednesday 02/23/2022
From the Tourist Office of Menton, go accompanied for a walk to discover the mimosa and the heritage trees of our region. Preceded by (...)
From the Tourist Office of Menton, go accompanied for a walk to discover the mimosa and the (...)
From wednesday 02/16/2022 to friday 02/25/2022
This former agricultural property planted with olive trees and citrus fruits has become a magnificent tropical pleasure garden where (...)
This former agricultural property planted with olive trees and citrus fruits has become a (...)
From saturday 02/12/2022 to saturday 02/26/2022

THE EVENT IN NUMBER

200000

Annual visitor

180

Tonnes of citrus fruit

1000000

Elastics

15

Tonnes of metal