79 "fete du citron" - Office de Tourisme de Menton

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79 "fete du citron" - Office de Tourisme de Menton
79ème "FETE DU CITRON"®
(79th LEMON FESTIVAL)
Patricia Mertzig
Press contact
Menton welcomes the Regions of France
 33 (0)4 92 41 76 53
 33 (0)4 92 41 76 58
From February 17. (08:30pm) to March 07, 2012
 [email protected]
During the fortnight of festivities you will be discover the giant designs – exclusively made with citrus
fruits – built on carpets of flowers in the “Jardins Bioves” (Bioves Gardens), as well as floats decorated
with oranges and lemons “Corso des Fruits d’Or” (the golden fruits parade) which will make their way
along the seafront.
La Fête du Citron® (Lemon Festival), an unique event in the world, attracts more than 230,000 visitors every
year – a number which is constantly rising.
More than 300 professionals work on the project and 145 tons of citrus fruits are used.
 “Corso des Fruits d’Or” (Golden Fruits Parades)
In the sunshine of Menton: On Sundays, February 19. & 26. and March 04. 2012 at 2:30 pm
In the Evenings:
On Thursdays : February 23. and 01. March 2012 at 8:30 pm
 with a large fireworks display in the Bastion’s bay at about 10:00 pm
 “Les Jardins de Lumière” (The Gardens of Light) in “Jardin Biovès” ( Bioves Gardens)
(from 08:00 pm to 10:30 pm).
On Fridays, February 17 & 24. and March 02. 2012
On Tuesdays, February 21. and 28. 2012
 In the PALAIS DE L’EUROPE ( From February 18. 01pm to March 07. 2012)
Festival International d’Orchidées (International Orchid Festival )
Salon de l’artisanat du Pays Mentonnais (“Pays Mentonnais” Fair)
 « Visites Fruitées » (The “Fruity Tours”) Guided visits organized everyday (except on Wednesday and Sunday)
Tickets available at Menton Tourist Office****
www.feteducitron.com
For further information
www.tourisme-menton.fr
Menton Tourist Office  33 (0)4 92 41 76 76 / 76 95)
Subject to change
02/12/2011

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