The highlight of the citrus celebration is the Parade of Golden Fruit, a series of Sunday parades, the last of which is February 28. Huge floats made of oranges and lemons travel down the streets of the city. The fest's theme this year is cinema, so you'll see a lot of references to that in the fruity floats. There's also a Citrus Exhibition, which depicts cultures from all over the world with citrus statues, and the Gardens of Light, a sound and light show around lemon figures.
At the fest's close, you can get a souvenir. The fruit that's still good is sold off for cheap so you can want make jam, syrup, lemon curd or another favorite lemony treat.
· Menton Lemon Festival [Official Site]
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[Photos: Menton Lemon Festival]