The Orchid Festival

From 15th february to 3rd march 2020
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 : to On sundays : at

Careful : On saturday 15th february 2020 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 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)


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