Pubblicato il 6 February 2024 da Redazione in Events, Meton

Menton | Must-Attend Events in 2024

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Music Festival

August 2024


There are few places where the beauty of music combines with the magic of a unique setting. Founded in 1950 by Hungarian performer André Böröcz, the Menton Music Festival welcomes the world’s greatest classical artists to Menton, on the French Riviera, every summer.

For about fifteen days between July and August, outdoor concerts take place in front of the harbor on the esplanade of the Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel. An imposing stage for an exceptional musical program featuring great performers and extraordinary lyrical talents such as Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires, French cellist Gautier Capuçon, or German soprano Diana Damrau.


In recent years, the festival has also distinguished itself by the presence of lesser-known but promising artists during musical encounters at the Jean Cocteau Museum. Over the years, the Menton Music Festival has established itself as one of the most important events in the region, both for the quality of the programming and for its exceptional setting.


Lemon Festival

The “Fête du Citron®” (Lemon Festival) is a unique event in the world that attracts more than 200,000 visitors every year. For over 15 days, come and enjoy the Golden Fruit Parades or Night Parades (parades of citrus floats animated by groups), admire the Exhibition of citrus motifs in the Biovès gardens; Don’t forget to visit the Crafts Fair and the Orchid Festival with unforgettable scents. Come and discover this fantastic world and move to the rhythm of an unforgettable event.

Children at the lemon festival®

In 1929, Menton was still the main producer of lemons on the continent. A hotelier came up with the idea of organizing a flower and citrus show in the gardens of the Riviera Hotel. The success was such that the following year, the party moved to the streets: floats with bushes planted with oranges and lemons paraded through the city. The Lemon Festival® was born in 1934.

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