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  Lemon Festival - Jardin Boives
by NiceLife

Around the time of Carnival in February, Menton stages the spectacular Festival of the Lemon.

In addition to various parades, the Jardin Boives is turned into a display of ...of ..of ... is there a word for "making something out of lemons? "Citrifications"? Whatever, each of the towns and villages nearby contributes a construction covered in lemons, and on this occasion oranges too, as the theme was dedicated to "Viva Espana"

Each Sunday lemon floats parade along the Baie de Soleil, with musical groups and costumes, and the festival culminates in a spectacular firework display. Following which I would guess most of the residents have had it up to here with vitamin C and don't want to see another lemon for at least another year.

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  • Updated Apr 2, 2005
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