Pubblicato il 15 February 2024 da Redazione in Events, Meton

Lemon Festival 2024 Menton this weekend

From February 17th to March 3rd, 2024, a unique event in the world that attracts over 200,000 visitors every year
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Lemon Festival 2024 Menton Full Program

For further information, ticketing, and reservations, visit the Official Website.

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Exhibition of Citrus Motifs (Biovès Gardens From February 17 to March 3, 2024)

For some of these incredible decorations, up to 15 tons of citrus are required.

Step into the Biovès Gardens and discover the gigantic compositions of golden fruits, rich in a tradition expertly preserved since the beginning of the last century…

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During the festival, the Biovès Gardens dress in the color of the sun, in dazzling shades of yellow and orange.

For some of these incredible decorations, up to 15 tons of citrus are required… Every year, thousands of hours of work are needed to create these ephemeral sculptures in which the fruits are arranged one by one…

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Orchid Festival (Palais de l’Europe From February 17 to March 3, 2024)

Presented by the “Association Orchidophiles et Epiphytophiles” of France, orchids also have their garden…

In the shadow of the festival, they bloom and regain strength in colors and forms. The flower with a sweet and mysterious scent caresses our gaze and fascinates us with its elegance and beauty…

A true invitation to travel, the Festival opens a parenthesis of tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the celebration.

Free entry Opening hours: Every day from 10:00 to 18:00

Note: Saturday, February 11, 2023, Palais de l’Europe opens at 15:30.


Craftsmanship Fair (Palais de l’Europe From February 17 to March 3, 2024)

The Craftsmanship Fair is a prestigious event to discover the art of working with noble materials such as wood, iron, and clay…

You will also have the opportunity to taste Mediterranean specialties and typical products from Menton.

Take advantage of your visit to bring a bit of sunshine to your table with “la citronnade,” limoncello, orange wine, lemonade, and oil produced with Menton olives.

Free entry Opening hours: Every day from 10:00 to 18:00

Note: Saturday, February 11, 2023, Palais de l’Europe opens at 15:30.


Golden Fruit Parades (Biovès Gardens From February 17 to March 3, 2024)

SPARKLING AND VITAMIN-FILLED PARADES

On Sunday afternoon, rediscover the heart of a unique event in the world…

On Sunday morning, the city comes alive… Rivers of buses and cars…

Like in an endless parade, the crowd surges and spreads through the alleys before gathering by the sea.

Today is a day of celebration! Confetti adorns the blue sky. Entertainers, brass bands, and folk groups twirl, zigzag, and dance among the magnificent citrus floats…

Meeting from 14:30 to 16:00 on the Promenade du Soleil in Menton.


Night Parades (Promenade du Soleil Thursdays, February 22 and 29, 2024)

PASSION AND A PINCH OF MADNESS

Until dusk, the city seems to hold its breath… Everything is quiet, too quiet…

In the distance, drums expressing their impatience can be heard, and a trumpet responds… A float of oranges and lemons materializes out of nowhere, then two…

Make way for the party! Brass bands, orchestras, folk groups, dancers, entertainers give this parade an incandescent atmosphere worthy of the greatest street shows!

Meeting on Thursdays from 21:00 to 22:30 on the Promenade du Soleil in Menton. (seaside)


Show: Broadway Musicals (Palais de l’Europe Saturday, February 17)

Through its “Broadway Musicals” show, the Riviera Orchestra and its singers, actors, and dancers will transport you for 1h45 to New York, 42nd Street, Broadway!


Show: If Menton Could Tell Me (Salle Saint Exupéry Wednesday, February 21)

The Menton capeline will take you on a journey through the history of the Menton region. Our folk group, founded in 1935, will introduce you to songs and dances that reflect the daily life and economy of the people of Menton.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 20:30


Show: Viper Queen (Saturday, February 24)

Relive the greatest songs of Queen live with the tribute group “Vipers.” The Vipers are an Italian group paying homage to Freddie Mercury and Queen.

Since 2002, they have performed more than 1000 shows, trying to recreate in detail the legendary songs of this British group. Of course, highlighting the musical power of the world’s most famous band, but also using the characteristic costumes and hairstyles for which Freddie Mercury and his men were known.

Come and experience this unique event at the Palais de l’Europe in Menton.

Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 20:30


Concert: Jazz Time (Saturday, March 02)

Be surprised by the swing and energy of this quintet with the lively Peggy Polito on vocals and piano and exceptional musicians, each with a rich musical background.

This quintet will delight everyone with great Jazz and French Chanson standards (Hancock, Nougaro, Brassens, Dizzy Gillespie…) and will also present original compositions. Saturday, March 02, 2024 – 20:00 Casino Barrière


Gala Dinner (Casino Barrière Friday, March 1)

The Casino Barrière Menton welcomes you to its majestic reception hall for an exceptional dinner-concert celebrating all the legends of Jazz.

Formed with the best musicians on the French Riviera around guitarist and composer Luc Fenoli, the “Jazz Time” sextet pays tribute to the giants who wrote the history of this bold and fearless music born in the United States

at the beginning of the 20th century and that invaded the whole world with its swing and overwhelming energy.

From Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald, passing through Ray Charles, Michel Legrand, Nougaro, and Nat King Cole, you will rediscover with joy unforgettable melodies that have not lost an ounce.

Luc FENOLI: Guitar Nicolas FOLMER: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, and vocals Ludovic TALLARICO: Saxophones Peggy POLITO: Vocals and piano Jean-Michel Aublette: Bass and double bass Yoann Serra: Drums

Menu

Mentonais Kir Handmade Menton lemon ravioli Cumin-flavored chicken fillet and two-tone cumin carrot sticks Lucky Lemon Mineral water and wine included.

Friday, March 1, 2023, at 20:00 Casino Barrière Menton – Barrière Lounge

Price: Dinner concert: €86


Pasta Making Workshop with Pasta Piemonte Bambino (34 Rue Partouneaux, February 23 and March 1)

Welcome to our pasta creation workshop for young chefs aged 10 and above!

Immerse yourself in the delightful world of cooking with us. Children will have the opportunity to knead, shape, and cut their own pasta, following a special recipe for lemon sauce. The workshop concludes with a friendly tasting where the young chefs can proudly savor their creations.

A deliciously educational experience that combines fun and tastiness. Come join our cheerful table for an unforgettable culinary adventure!

Dates: 02/23/2024 and 03/01/2024 at 4:00 PM Duration: 2 hours

Meeting point: on-site at the following address: 34 Rue Partouneaux, 06500 Menton Price: €37


Heritage Tour: The Chapel of the Black Penitents (Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs, February 23 and March 1)

Guided tour proposed by a heritage service lecturer from the city of Menton

The former chapel of the Capuchin convent was taken over in 1808 by the Confraternity of Mercy. The original history of this confraternity, the only one still active in our city today, is presented, along with the past of its various oratories.

Dates: 02/23, 03/01 at 2:30 PM

Duration: 45 minutes Price: €4 Meeting point: In front of the entrance of the Chapel, Rue du Général Gallieni, promenade du Val de Menton Information: 04 89 81 52 70

Free admission for visitors under 18 and students. Outdoor tours canceled in case of rain.


Heritage Tour: Garden of the Orangery (Résidence l’Orangeraie, February 22 and 29)

Discover the charm of an early 20th-century palace garden and its characteristic architecture.

As part of the Fête du Citron®, we offer a visit to the magnificent garden of the palace: the Orangeraie.

The Grand Hotel de Venice, now known as Orangeraie, was created at the end of the 19th century. It hosted prestigious guests during the Belle Époque. Discover the charm of an early 20th-century palace garden and its characteristic architecture, and marvel at the citrus trees planted in the garden such as Buddha’s Hand lemon, Bergamot, etc.

Information

Meeting point in front of the entrance of the Orangeraie residence at 15 Rue Partouneaux in Menton Information: 04 89 81 52 70 Price: €8

Dates: 02/22 and 02/29 at 10:00 AM Duration: 1h30

Free admission for those under 18 and students. Outdoor tours canceled in case of rain.


Heritage Tour: Menton in the Belle Époque Era (Tourist Office, February 21 and 28)

Let yourself be told about this glorious period that made the city famous.

In the second half of the 19th century, Menton welcomed members of high society from all over Europe. This golden era ended with the First World War.

The annexation to France coincided with the development of tourism under the impetus of Henry Bennet’s medical theories and the start of major urban works: the harbor, the railway in 1869. From 1872, the city expanded. Arteries were opened to the West and then in the 1880s to the East with the Boulevard de Garavan. Palaces and villas were built in all these new neighborhoods. Since then, Menton has become one of the essential holiday destinations for the aristocracy and the wealthy during the Belle Époque.

Information

Meeting point in front of the Tourist Office of Menton Information: 04 89 81 52 70 Price: €8 Dates: 02/21 and 02/28 at 10:00 AM Duration: 45 minutes

Free admission for visitors under 18 and students. Outdoor tours canceled in case of rain.


Heritage Tour: Jean Cocteau and the Marriage Hall (Salle des mariages, February 19 to February 29)

Together with the Bastion, it is another priceless gift from Cocteau to Menton.

Guided tour offered by a heritage service lecturer from the city of Menton

In 1957 and 1958, Jean Cocteau decorated the marriage hall. Thus, the decors of Orpheus and Eurydice, the barbaric marriage, the betrothed were born. The symbolic language of the artist unfolds in all its poetic verve.

Dates: 02/22, 02/29 at 2:30 PM 02/19, 02/26 at 3:45 PM

Duration: 45 minutes Price: €5 Meeting point: Reception of the Town Hall, 17 Rue de la République Free admission for visitors under 18 and students.

Discover Menton, City of Art and History, accompanied by an official guide approved by the Ministry of Culture.

The guide welcomes you. She knows all facets of Menton and provides insights to understand the scale of a square, the development of the city through its neighborhoods. The guide is at your disposal. Do not hesitate to ask her your questions.”

Free admission for visitors under 18 and students. Outdoor tours canceled in case of rain.


Guided Tour of the Fontana Rosa Garden (Jardin Fontana Rosa, February 19 to March 1)

Guided Tour of the Garden of the Spanish Novelist Blasco Ibañez

In 1922, Vicente Blasco Ibañez, a politician, and writer, bought a property in the heart of Garavan, called Fontana Rosa. He patiently recreated a corner of his native Valencia in this garden: historic ceramic tiles, pergolas, fountains, and flower pots with vibrant decorations…

Dates: 02/19, 02/23, 02/26, 03/01 at 10:00 AM

  • Duration: 1h and 30 minutes
  • Price: €8
  • Meeting point: Entrance of the garden
  • Avenue Blasco Ibanez Information: 04 89 81 52 70

Free admission for visitors under 18 and students.

Outdoor tours canceled in case of rain.


Heritage Tour: The Old Town (Basilique Saint-Michel Archange, February 18 to March 3)

Medieval alleys and Baroque churches welcome you into the ancient fortified city walls.

Guided tour offered by a heritage service lecturer from the city of Menton

Discover the rich history of the city by strolling through its medieval alleys. Let yourself be fascinated by the splendor of the Baroque ensemble of the St. Michael’s forecourt.

Information

  • Meeting point in front of the basilica
  • Information: 04 89 81 52 70
  • Price: €8

Dates:

02/18, 02/25, 03/03 at 10:00 AM

02/20, 02/27, 02/26 at 2:30 PM

Duration: 1h30

Free admission for visitors under 18 and students. Outdoor tours canceled in case of rain.


Hike to the 10 Most Beautiful Panoramas of Menton (Office de Tourisme de Menton February 20 and 27)

We propose, during a hike, to narrate its history while enjoying the 10 most beautiful panoramas, from its port to the heart of its historic center, rich in treasures.

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT:

  • Backpack of 15 to 20 liters
  • Pair of hiking or sports shoes
  • Sweater or fleece
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Knife and water bottle (minimum 1 liter)
  • Personal snack: dried fruits and chocolate bars

Dates: February 20 and February 27 at 4:30 PM

Rates: Child €22 / Adults: €27


Heritage Tour: The Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel (Basilique Saint-Michel archange February 17 to March 2)

With its facade, bell tower, pebble-paved forecourt representing the Grimaldi coat of arms, and majestic ramps, it is a jewel of Baroque art.

Let yourself be told the story of this jewel of Baroque art. In the early 17th century, Honoré II settled in Menton with the intention of making it the capital of the principality. Considering the church too modest, he decided to build a beautiful, spacious building in the style of the time, later qualified as Genoese Baroque.

The Vicar General of Ventimiglia blessed the construction site in December 1644. On May 8, 1675, Monsignor Maur de Promontorio, bishop of Ventimiglia, solemnly consecrated the building in the presence of Prince Louis I of Monaco and all the dignitaries of his court. The old bell tower, rebuilt in 1645, was judged insufficient.

It assumed its current appearance in 1819 thanks to the generous Mentonese Joseph Faraldo. The chosen style is Genoese Baroque.

Information:

  • Meeting point in front of the basilica
  • Information: 04 89 81 52 70
  • Price: €4

Dates: February 17, February 24, March 2 at 2:00 PM

Duration: 45 minutes

Free admission for visitors under 18 and students. Outdoor tours canceled in case of rain.


Mimosa Excursion (Office de Tourisme de Menton February 21 to March 1)

Starting from the Tourist Office of Menton, begin an excursion accompanied to discover the valleys of the Menton region.

Guided by our mountain guide, you will discover the Mimosa groves.

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT:

  • Backpack of 15 to 20 liters
  • Pair of hiking or sports shoes
  • Sweater or fleece
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Knife and water bottle (minimum 1 liter)
  • Personal snack: dried fruits and chocolate bars

Dates:

Morning: 21/02, 24/02,  28/02

Afternoon: 21/02, 23/02, 24/02, 28/02, 01/03

Rates: Child €22 / Adults: €27


Lemon Excursion (Office de Tourisme de Menton February 19 to March 1)

Starting from the Tourist Office of Menton, begin an excursion with a mountain guide to discover the orchards of the city’s symbolic citrus fruit.

During the journey, you will visit the Casetta citrus orchard and have the opportunity to explore specialized shops to buy a souvenir.

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT:

  • Backpack of 15 to 20 liters
  • Pair of hiking or sports shoes
  • Sweater or fleece
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket
  • Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Knife and water bottle (at least 1 liter)
  • Personal snacks: dried fruits and chocolate bars

Meeting point in front of the Tourist Office of Menton at 08:30 or 13:45, depending on your registration.

Morning: 19/02, 22/02, 23/02, 26/02, 29/02, 01/03

Afternoon: 19/02, 22/02, 26/02, 29/02

Rates: Child €22 / Adult: €27


Guided Tour – Le Domaine des 4 Vents (Tourist Office of Menton February 19 to March 2)

Discover the fabulous Domaine des Quatre Vents.

Live a moment of exchange and sharing with Mr. Ciabaud, grower of the Menton IGP Lemon. From its history to cultivation and IGP certification, Mr. Ciabaud offers an authentic experience in an idyllic setting.

Dates:

Morning: 19/02, 21/02, 23/02, 26/02, 28/02,  01/03 -Departure at 10:00 AM, return at 12:00 PM

Afternoon:  20/02, 22/02, 24/02, 27/02, 29/02, 02/03 – Departure at 01:45 PM, return at 04:15 PM

Included:

Round-trip transportation between the domain and the tourist office Guided tour of the domain

Not Included:

Participants’ personal expenses

Comments and clarifications:

Wear closed shoes suitable for walking.

Meeting point: In front of the Tourist Office of Menton, 8 Av Boyer 06500 MENTON

Duration: About 2 hours

Price: €18


Pasta Making Workshop with Pasta Piemonte for ADULTS (34 Rue Partouneaux February 21 and 28)

Take on the challenge of creating fresh pasta in our culinary workshop! Learn to knead, roll, and shape your pasta, accompanied by an exclusive lemon sauce recipe. Finally, savor the satisfaction of tasting your fresh and fragrant creations. A workshop where cooking becomes a delightfully personal adventure.

Included:
All materials needed for the workshop

Not included:
Any personal expenses of participants

Comments and clarifications:
Please inform us of any allergies and/or dietary restrictions via email at ticket@menton-riviera-merveilles.fr Handling of tools No pets allowed

Dates: 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, at 4:00 PM

Duration: 2 hours

Meeting place: On-site at the following address: 34 Rue Partouneaux, 06500 Menton

Price: €49


Candle Making Workshop with Princess Candle (32 Rue Partouneaux February 19 and 26)

Discover the art of candle making in our workshop guided by a master candlemaker! For those over 10 years old, learn the art of carving, pouring, and designing an imaginative candle. An exciting creative journey guided by the experience of a wax professional.

Included:
All materials needed for the workshop

Not included:
Any personal expenses of participants

Comments and clarifications:
Handling of tools No pets allowed, children from 10 years old Workshop guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants Maximum number of participants 5

Dates: 19/02 adults’ session at 2:00 PM, and February 26, children’s session at 2:00 PM

Meeting place: On-site at the following address: 32 Rue Partouneaux, 06500 Menton

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes for the adult workshop and 1 hour for the children’s workshop

Price: €39 for adults and €28 for children


Ceramics Workshop with Kairòs Lab (6 Chemin du Rosaire February 20 and 27)

Explore your creativity in our unique ceramics workshop! Shape your personalized juicer with the help of our experienced artisan. Once your creations are complete, relax with delicious tea and tasty cookies during a convivial moment of sharing. A workshop where art meets function, and memories are forged around ceramics, tea, and camaraderie.

Included:
All materials needed for the workshop
Shipping is included in the price
Tea and cookies

Not included:
Any personal expenses of participants

Comments and clarifications:
Please inform us of any allergies and/or dietary restrictions via email at ticket@menton-riviera-merveilles.fr Handling of tools No pets allowed, children from 10 years old

Dates: 20/02 27 at 10:00 AM

Duration: 2 hours

Meeting place: On-site at Kairòs Lab, 6 Chemin du Rosaire, 06500 Menton

Price: €65


Artistic Creation Workshop in Plastazote (65 Boulevard du Fossan February 20 and 27)

A day of artistic and fruity exploration awaits young budding artists! Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of the Fête du Citron® with our artistic workshop specially designed for young participants! Children will have the unique opportunity to unleash their imagination by creating a decorative object in Plastazote, inspired by the colorful and festive decorations of the Fête du Citron®.

Fun introduction to the world and importance of lemons in Menton’s culture, highlighting the festive elements of the Fête du Citron®.

Creative Session: Guided by professionals, children will cut and assemble Plastazote to create their decorative object, inspired by the patterns and decorations of the Lemon Festival.

Interactive Experience: Children will have the opportunity to actively participate in the creation of their object, using simple and fun artistic techniques.

This workshop offers a memorable experience where children’s creativity seamlessly blends with the joyful and artistic atmosphere of the Lemon Festival. Comments and clarifications:

Included:
Workshop led by a professional decorator of the Fête du Citron®
Material provided on-site

Comments and Clarifications:
Maximum of 8 children, children must be under the responsibility of an adult!

Dates: 20/02 and 27/02
Session 1 —> 10:00 – 11:30 (6 to 9 years old)
Session 2 —> 14:00 – 15:30 (10 to 13 years old)

Duration: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Meeting place: 65 Boulevard du Fossan, 06500 Menton

Price: €25


Children’s Drawing Workshop with John Lemon (La Casetta February 17, 24, and March 2)

A day of artistic and fruity exploration awaits young budding artists! Join us for a drawing workshop specially designed for children in the heart of the municipal nursery, with the special presence of John Lemon, the iconic mascot of the Menton Lemon Festival®!

Artistic Drawing Workshop:

Playful introduction to the Art of Drawing, suitable for children.
Outdoor drawing session among fruit trees to capture the beauty of citrus fruits, letting their creativity run free.
Meeting with John Lemon: Children will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the joyful mascot of the Lemon Festival®, John Lemon.

4:00 PM Friendly snack for parents and children: At the end of the workshop, parents are invited to join their children for a delicious snack in the company of John Lemon. The perfect occasion for festive moments and creating unforgettable memories!

Included:
Guided tour by a professional gardener
Materials for the children’s drawing workshop
Snack for children and parents

Notes and Clarifications:
The workshop is specially designed for young participants, but we warmly welcome parents for the snack at 4:00 PM. Parents can join the guided tour at 2:30 PM. They will benefit from a special rate of €10 for this occasion.

Comfortable clothing suitable for weather conditions. In case of rain, the workshop will be canceled.

Dates: Sat 17/02, 24/02, 02/03 at 2:00 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point: La Casetta, rue Ferdinand Bac, 06500 Menton

Price: €35 per child

Adult option: €10 per adult -> visit to La Casetta at 2:00 PM


Citrus Sketches (La Casetta February 17, 24, and March 2)

Drawing Workshop in the Municipal Nursery

Immerse yourself in a day dedicated to art, discovering citrus fruits inside the municipal nursery, which offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Menton.

Guided Tour: Discover La Casetta through an exciting guided tour of the nursery.

Artistic Drawing Workshop:
Introduction to the Art of Drawing.
Outdoor Session: Settle among fruit trees and capture the beauty of citrus fruits in your sketches, in harmony with nature.
Gourmet Break: Enjoy a tasty break with a lunch box of local specialties from

Menton, including Menton delights.

A memorable morning and noon: A privileged moment where artistic creativity blends with the discovery of citrus fruits, enriched by tasting local products, all in the festive and inspiring spirit of the Lemon Festival in Menton.

Included:
A guided tour by a professional gardener
An artistic drawing workshop with materials
A lunch box with Menton specialties (with a 0.5l water bottle)

Not included:
The lunch box must be returned

Comments and Clarifications:
Warm clothing, canceled in case of rain

Dates: Sat 17/02, 24/02, 02/03 at 10:00 AM

Duration: 3 hours

Meeting Point: La Casetta – Rue Ferdinand Bac, 06500 Menton

Price: €59


Visit to the Heart of the Lemon Festival Preparations (Tourist Office of Menton From February 14 to 17)

Shuttle tour

During this excursion, you will immerse yourself in the excitement of the Lemon Festival preparations through a privileged visit. Discover the process of creating the decorations, visit the place of manufacture of the fabulous parade floats, and share a moment with a producer of the Menton IGP Lemon. From the Lemon Festival® to the Menton IGP Lemon, immerse yourself in the entire universe of this event.

Program:

8:30: Welcome coffee, with a view of the gardens 9:15 – 10:15: Discovery of the Lemon Festival float manufacturing locations 10:45 – 12:15: Visit and sharing moment with a Menton IGP lemon grower.

Included:
Welcome coffee
Transport during the excursion
Entrance fees for the visits

Not included:
Personal expenses of participants

Comments and Clarifications:
Bring a filled water bottle, warm clothes as most of the excursion is outdoors, and closed shoes for walking. For adults and children aged 12 and up

Dates: 14/02, 16/02, 17/02 at 8:30

Meeting Point: In front of the Tourist Office of Menton, 8 Avenue Boyer 06500 MENTON

Duration: About 4 hours

Price: €45


Guided Tour – Behind the Scenes of the Festival (Evening) (Tourist Office of Menton From February 19 to March 2)

Discover the secrets of the majestic lemon and orange structures through a guided tour of the gardens. Immerse yourself in the municipal workshops to discover the behind-the-scenes of the festival creation with the screening of an exclusive documentary. Enjoy a cocktail composed of Menton specialties. The 2nd floor of the Palais de l’Europe will be privatized, offering you a breathtaking view of the evening show.

Included:
A guided tour
Screening of a documentary in a private room of the Palais de l’Europe
Menton Cocktail – Pichade Mentonnais, Pissaladière Mentonnaise, barbajuans, and many other specialties…
Beverages – Lemonade and Mentounasc Beer (tasting size for adults)

Not included:
Any personal expenses of participants

Comments and Clarifications:
Please inform us of any allergies and/or dietary restrictions via email at ticket@menton-riviera-merveilles.fr Children from 10 years old

Dates: 19/02, 23/02, 24/02, 26/02, 27/02, 01/03, 02/03

Meeting Point: In front of the Tourist Office of Menton, 8 Avenue Boyer 06500 MENTON

Duration: About 2 hours

Price: €45 / Pax


Guided Tour – Behind the Scenes of the Festival (Morning) (Tourist Office of Menton From February 20 to March 2)

Experience a unique and exclusive morning discovering the behind-the-scenes of the festival. In the program, an immersion in the gardens through a guided tour and an exclusive documentary screening, followed by breakfast with local flavors prepared by Mitron Bakery® by 3-star Chef Mauro COLAGRECO, with a breathtaking view of the gardens.

Included:
A guided tour
Screening of a documentary in a private room of the Palais de l’Europe
Breakfast from Mitron Bakery® – Specialties and other dishes such as lemon cake, Menton fougasse, and many other delights… Water, 1 juice, 1 hot drink

Not included:
Any personal expenses of participants

Dates: 20/02, 23/02, 24/02, 27/02, 01/03, 02/03

Meeting Point: In front of the Tourist Office of Menton, 8 Avenue Boyer 06500 MENTON

Duration: About 2 hours

Price: €34

Comments and Clarifications:
Please inform us of any allergies and/or dietary restrictions via email at ticket@menton-riviera-merveilles.fr From 10 years old Animals not allowed


Discover the Flavors of Menton (Tourist Office of Menton February 23 and March 1)

Immerse yourself in a unique gastronomic experience with a visit to an exceptional garden and 6 gourmet stops.

Program:
Explore the history of Menton Lemon through tastings, from olive oil to local specialties, concluding with ravioli and lemon cake from Pasta Piemonte.

It is recommended to bring a water bottle.

Please inform us of any allergies and/or dietary restrictions via email at ticket@menton-riviera-merveilles.fr

Appointment:
February 23 and March 1 at 10:30 AM
Pasta Piemonte, 34 rue Partouneaux

Price: Adult €37 | Child €32


Children’s Carnival (Palais de l’Europe Salon de Grande Bretagne February 21 and 28, 2024)

Organized by the Lions Club MRHP

In the program: no dictations, no history lessons… not even math! Instead, there will be a makeup and costume lesson for everyone! Balloon sculpture, musical animation, snacks, and drinks.

February 21 and 28, 2024, at 2:00 PM at the Palais de l’Europe, Salon de Grande Bretagne.


Visit La Casetta (La Casetta From February 17 to March 1)

A magical place nestled in the mountains overlooking the Mediterranean that is sure to surprise you.

Take a stroll along the paths of this communal orchard hosting over three hundred trees, including a significant number of lemons, as well as mandarins, kumquats, citrons, grapefruits…

A magical place protected by the mountains and overlooking the Mediterranean that will not fail to amaze you!

Appointment: On February 17, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28, and March 1

8 Avenue Boyer, in front of the Tourist Office of Menton.

Price: €15


Guided Tour – Garden Serre de la Madone (Garden Serre de la Madone From February 17 to March 2)

Guided tours: Discover the exceptional gardens of Menton!

Explore the Serre de la Madone garden! British citizen Lawrence Johnston, starting in 1924, created a garden with a unique landscape architecture. The art of gardening and acclimatization come to life in this place of timeless charm. Here, you will find numerous rare species from around the world, especially a remarkable collection of plants from South Africa and Australia that will offer large and beautiful blooms with surprising architecture and vibrant colors.

Combine this visit with the Craftsmanship of Citrus, Citrus, and Gastronomy, or Citrus Perfume workshops.

Saturdays, February 17, 24, and March 2 – at 10:00 Tuesdays, February 20 and 27; Wednesdays, February 22 and 29 at 15:30

Duration: 1h30 to 2h00 Garden Serre de la Madone Meeting point at the shop/reception 74, Route du 06500 MENTON

Full price: €15 | Reduced price: €11

The reduced rate applies to:

Children from 6 to 18 years old; Students; Unemployed; Recipients of social benefits; Holders of the National Solidarity Fund; School groups from local schools (with accompanying adults, up to one adult for every 8 children); Press cardholders.

Free admission is granted to:

Children under 6 years old; People with disabilities (and reduced rate for one accompanying person); War veterans with severe disabilities.

Practical Information: Zest Line No. 7 Stop Serre de la Madone Participants are welcomed 10 minutes before the visit.


Guided Tour – The Citrus Grove (The Citrus Grove© – Le Mas Flofaro From February 17 to March 2)

Guided tours: Discover the exceptional gardens of Menton!

This historic agricultural property, dating back to the 16th century, is located on the hillside of Annonciade. Originally planted with olive trees, the current owner revived citrus cultivation in the 1950s, supplying lemons to chefs around the world. Over time, the property has transformed into a remarkable garden of exotic plants.

Tuesdays, February 20 and 27; Wednesdays, February 22 and 29; Saturdays, February 17, 24, and March 2 at 10:00

Duration: 1h30 to 2h00 Mas Flofaro – Jardin la Citronneraie© 69 Corniche André Tardieu – 06500 MENTON

Full price: €15 | Reduced price: €11

The reduced price applies to:

Children from 6 to 18 years old; Students; Unemployed; Recipients of social benefits; Holders of the National Solidarity Fund; School groups from local schools (with accompanying adults, up to one adult for every 8 children); Press cardholders.

Free admission for:

Children under 6 years old; People with disabilities (and reduced rate for one accompanying person); War veterans with severe disabilities.

Practical Information: Zest Line No. 4 Stop Citronneraie Participants are welcomed 10 minutes before the visit.


Guided Tour: Villa Maria Serena Garden (Villa Maria Serena Garden From February 18 to March 3)

Guided tours: Discover the exceptional gardens of Menton!

Visit the Villa Maria Serena Garden and enjoy a magnificent view of Menton. Built at the end of the 19th century, the villa is ideally located on the Franco-Italian border in the district called Petite Afrique. The garden is famous for being the mildest in France and transports you into the eclectic atmosphere of the Belle Époque with its palm trees, basins, as well as its Cycas avenue and its remarkable dragon.

Wednesdays, February 21 and 28; Sundays, February 18, 25, and March 3 at 10:00 Mondays, February 19 and 26; Fridays, February 23 and March 1 at 16:00

Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours Garden of Villa Maria Serena 21, Promenade de la Reine Astrid – 06500 MENTON

Full price: €10 | Reduced price: €7

Option for a combined ticket with the Guided Tour of Villa Maria Serena Garden at a reduced rate (€7)

The reduced rate applies to:

Children from 6 to 18 years old; Students; Unemployed; Recipients of social benefits; Holders of the National Solidarity Fund; School groups from local schools (with accompanying adults, up to one adult for every 8 children); Press cardholders.

Free admission for:

Children under 6 years old; People with disabilities (and reduced rate for one accompanying person); War veterans with severe injuries.

Practical Information: Zest Line No. 1 and 8 Stop Garavan Participants are welcomed 10 minutes before the visit.


Guided Tour: Clos du Peyronnet Garden (Clos du Peyronnet From February 19 to March 1)

Guided tours: Discover the exceptional gardens of Menton!

Immerse yourself in a unique botanical universe where the Waterfield family has been cultivating over 600 species of subtropical and Mediterranean plants for three generations and discover the fascinating National Collection of South African bulbs. It is a half-hectare garden where basins, like a water staircase, seem to flow gracefully towards the Mediterranean, to the rhythm of bird songs. Steeped in history, this enchanting garden is a treasure listed in the inventory of Historical Monuments.

Combine this activity with the Guided Tour of Villa Maria Serena Garden.

Mondays, February 19 and 26; Fridays, February 23 and March 1 at 14:30

Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours Garden of Clos du Peyronnet 68, Boulevard de Garavan, Chemin du Peyronnet – 06500 MENTON

Full price: €20 | Reduced price: €14

Option for a combined ticket with the Guided Tour of Villa Maria Serena Garden at a reduced rate (€7)

The reduced rate applies to:

Children from 6 to 18 years old; Students; Unemployed; Recipients of social benefits; Holders of the National Solid

Practical Information: Zest Line No. 8 Stop Peyronnet Participants are welcomed 10 minutes before the visit.


Guided Tour: Citrus Garden of Carnoles Palace (Carnolès Palace From February 17 to March 2)

Guided tours: Discover the exceptional gardens of Menton!

Discover the National Collection of Citrus! Over 140 varieties of citrus, including the famous Menton Lemons, are cataloged in this park surrounding the ancient summer palace of the Princes of Monaco. Immerse yourself among sweet orange trees, bitter oranges, lemons, kumquats, grapefruits… dotting this one-hectare garden. An olfactory and visual journey to delve into the history of Menton!

Mondays, February 19 and 26; Fridays, February 23 and March 1 at 10:00 Wednesdays, February 21 and 28; Saturdays, February 17, 24, and March 2 at 14:30

Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours Garden of Carnolès Palace 3, Avenue de la Madone – 06500 MENTON

Full price: €10 | Reduced price: €7 (Children from 6 to 18 years old)

Option for a combined ticket with the Craftsmanship of Citrus and Citrus Painting Workshops (€30 + €7)

Free admission for:

Children under 6 years old; People with disabilities (and reduced rate for one accompanying person); War veterans with severe injuries.

Practical Information: Zest Line No. 7-24-100 Stop Palais Carnolès Participants are welcomed 10 minutes before the visit.


Citrus and Gastronomy Workshop (Serre de la Madone Garden Thursday, February 22 and 29)

Learn to Prepare the Menton Lemon Cake!

Enjoy a unique experience with this gourmet workshop! When a master chocolatier discovers the Menton Lemon, he cannot help but want to work with this wonderfully tangy product. Raphaël shares his experience to introduce you to the making of this iconic Menton dessert. Learn his secrets and tricks for a perfect result.

Workshop for the whole family. Combine this workshop with the Guided Tour of Serre de la Madone Garden.

Thursday, February 22 and 29, 2024, at 14:30

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Serre de la Madone Garden 74 Route du Val de Gorbio – 06500 MENTON

Prices: €30 / Option for a combined ticket with a reduced rate Guided Tour of Serre de la Madone (€30 + €11)


Citrus Craftsmanship Workshop (Carnolès Palace February 23 and March 1)

Create a Scented Bergamot Box

Discover the fascinating history of “bergamotes,” these small scented boxes created since the 18th century in the Grasse region from the peel of bergamot fruits. In our workshop, immerse yourself in the world of perfumers of yesteryear and learn to shape these precious boxes full of affectionate symbols. You will be introduced to their manufacture, from cutting the peel to decoration, through traditional forming. A workshop full of history, scents, and creativity not to be missed!

Workshop for participants aged 14 and up. Combine this workshop with the Guided Tour of the Citrus Garden of Carnolès Palace.

Friday, February 23, and March 1, 2024, at 11:00

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Garden of Carnolès Palace 3, Avenue de la Madone – 06500 MENTON

Prices: €30 / Option for a combined ticket with a reduced rate Guided Tour of Carnolès Palace Garden (€30 + €7)


Citrus Painting Workshop (Carnolès Palace February 21 and 28, 2024)

Give Life to a Watercolor!

Join our fascinating watercolor workshop dedicated to citrus! A fun and enriching experience for the whole family awaits you, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts. Let yourself be seduced by the vibrant color palette of these exotic fruits, learn watercolor techniques, and create your personalized postcard on the theme of citrus. You can take home your masterpiece!

Workshop for the whole family. Combine this workshop with the Guided Tour of the Citrus Garden of Carnolès Palace.

Wednesday, February 21 and 28, 2024, at 15:30

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Garden of Carnolès Palace 3, Avenue de la Madone – 06500 MENTON

Prices: €30 / Option for a combined ticket with a reduced rate Guided Tour of Carnolès Palace Garden (€30 + €7)


Citrus Perfume Workshop (Serre de la Madone Garden Tuesday, February 20 and 27)

Create Your Unique Citrus Essence

What if you became an apprentice perfumer for the duration of a fun workshop? Embark on a unique olfactory adventure and discover the subtleties of citrus essential oils! You will learn to create your solid room perfume, a personalized fragrance to take home. Join us for an intoxicating experience in the heart of the sunny essences of the Lemon Festival!

Workshop for participants aged 14 and up. Combine this workshop with the guided tour of Serre de la Madone Garden.

Tuesday, February 20 and 27, 2024, at 14:30 Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Serre de la Madone Garden 74 Route du Val de Gorbio – 06500 MENTON

Prices: €30 / Option for a combined ticket with a reduced rate Guided Tour of Serre de la Madone (€30 + €11).


Citrus Pruning Workshop (Carnolès Palace Saturdays, February 17, 24, and March 2)

Learn to Cultivate and Prune Citrus Trees!

Join us for a fascinating workshop on the cultivation and pruning of citrus with Philippe, a passionate expert! Discover the rich family of Rutaceae, immerse yourself in the physiology and specific needs of these trees, and learn to cultivate them. Philippe will share practical tips on pruning, ornamental or production, to enhance your citrus trees. In practice, let yourself be guided by the advice of a specialist in an interactive workshop, perfect for beginners! All equipment is provided.

Workshop for participants aged 14 and up. Combine this workshop with the guided tour of the Citrus Garden of Carnolès Palace.

Saturdays, February 17, 24, and March 2 – 15:30

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours Garden of Carnolès Palace 3, Avenue de la Madone – 06500 MENTON

Prices: €30 / Option for a combined ticket with a reduced rate Guided Tour of Carnolès Palace Garden (€30 + €7).

Practical Information:

Workshops and Craftsmanship Locations:

Serre de la Madone Garden: 74 Route du Val de Gorbio – 06500 MENTON


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