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Gardens of lights

 Dates : On 17th, 23rd february and 2nd march 2018..
  Place : Biovès gardens - main entrance in front of Casino Barrière.

Magical lights and sparkling enchantment

At night, the citrus fruit patterns take on clashing colours…

The patterns light up and unusual sounds combine with strange creatures of light… The gardens take on a new look, a new perspective…

With the play of light, the arrangements stretch out, soar upwards and amaze… Time seems to stand still in a world in which light and sound create a magical, enchanting place of unsuspected splendour…

Warning !

On the spot in the evening, closing of the desk at 8 pm

Meet on 17, 23 February and 2 March 2018 from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm in the Biovès gardens in Menton.

We advise you to arrive on site at the latest at 9.30 pm, visiting the gardens of lights requiring an hour on average.





 Dates : On 17th, 23rd february and 2nd march 2018..
  Lieu : Biovès gardens - main entrance in front of Casino Barrière.

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 Fête du Citron® 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 be the holder of 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 entrances afore mentioned.

During the golden fruit parades and the night-time parades, in order to improve the flow of access, entrances will be distributed along the area.

For the exhibition of citrus patterns, several entrances are located along the Biovès gardens, as well as the gardens of lights.

Systematic inspections will be carried out at each entrance through metal detectors, bag inspections and “physical pat-down”.

It is advised to arrive at least an hour before the event, and to carry only a minimum of necessary objects in your possession.

Deposits for your bags and objects are at your disposal before entering in the area. Any object purchased in the gardens or at the salon of crafts must be sealed in a bag during the purchase in order to be admitted to one of the enclosures. If not, it must be deposited.

It is prohibited to enter the enclosure with :

• Large suitcases or bags
• Disguises that could lead to confusion
• Weapons, even artificial ones
• Blunt, sharp or pointed objects
• Firecrackers or fireworks
• Glass or metal containers (unless in sealed bags)

Lemon Festival 2018 rates

Benefit from preferential rates (up to -15% by booking online !)

on the day
Reduced rates *
Golden Fruit Parade or Night-Time Parade (Seated tickets) reservation required .25 €
25 €10 €
Golden Fruit Parade or Night-Time Parade (Standing tickets)12 €
10 €6 €
Citrus exhibition (Exhibition of citrus patterns in Biovès Garden).12 €
10 €6 €
Gardens of Lights (Exhibition of citrus patterns with lights and animations in Biovès Garden).13 €
13 €8 €
Forfait n°1 Entrance at the golden fruit parade or night-time parade (Seated tickets) + Entrance at the exhibition of citrus patterns .32 €30 €15 €
Forfait n°2
Entrance at the golden fruit parade or night-time parade (Standing tickets - promenoir) + Entrance at the exhibition of citrus patterns ( during the day) .
20 €17 €10 €
*Reduced rates: Children aged 6 to 14 - On-site and online rates
Free admission – (Except to stands) : children under 6 years and Persons with Reduced Mobility (on presentation of a disability card with over 80% disability).


During the Lemon Festival®, the Ville de Menton Tourist Office will be open every day, from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the days of the night parades and gardens of lights.

Menton Tourist Office – (in close proximity to the event area)
Palais de l’Europe
8 avenue Boyer
06500 Menton

INFO /RESERVATION: +00 33 (0)4 92 41 76 95


Exhibition of citrus patterns

From 17th february to 4th march 2018

Golden Fruit Parades

Sundays 18th, 25th february and 4th march 2018

Gardens of lights

On 17th, 23rd february and 2nd march 2018.

Night-time parades

On thursdays 22th february and 1st 2018