The 82nd edition of the Fete du Citron was inaugurated by Jean-Claude Guibal, MP-Mayor of Menton, giving the departure of the Tribulations of a Lemon in China.
From February 14 to March 4, 2015, the Fete du Citron is 15 days of jubilation, of magic and fantasy, 15 days during which the citrus, golden fruit symbol of the sun, who built the prosperity of the city, spread over the streets and the Biovès Gardens, in the form of giant structures and floats accompanied by brass bands and street performers.
The Fete du Citron is a tireless globetrotter browsing the enchanting worlds of comics and movies and novels and fables.
Since 2013, the themes of the Fete du Citron plunge into the fascinating Jules Verne‘s novels. Having completed the Tour of the World in 80 days, then navigated into the stunning abyss of underwater worlds aboard the Nautilus, the Fete du Citron takes us into the Tribulations of a Chinaman in China.
The Middle Kingdom, the gigantic and powerful China, its rich ancient culture and ancestral traditions, spirituality, and icons such as the panda and the dragon, are described in lemon and orange, in fruit of the sun, for a call of adventure and dream.
Visit the Bioviès Gardens
Jean-Claude Guibal, MP-Mayor of Menton, has cut the ribbon and conducted the visits into the Bioviès Gardens, transformed into Forbidden City full of gigantic citrus motives, followed by many personalities including Ms. Jingsong Yu, China General Consul in Marseilles, Jacques Boisson, Monaco Secretary of State, Hadelin de la Tour du Pin, Ambassador of France to Monaco and many elected officials.
Chinese traditional show
After admiring the giant structures covered with lemons and oranges, greeted the local producers who have stands in the gardens and received the “aubade” from La Mentonnaise and La Capeline folk groups, Jean Claude Guibal invited the delegations to the Palais de l’Europe.
After a traditional Chinese show, the MP-Mayor praised the “tour de force of the municipal services” in the organization of a Fete du Citron “more gorgeous year on year”.
From Saturday February 1st to Wednesday, March 4: Exhibition of citrus motives in the Biovès Gardens
Sunday 15, February 22, March 1 from 14:30 to 16h00: Day Corso of fruits of the sun.
Thursday February 19 and 26 from 20:30 to 22h00: Nocturne Corso.
Friday, February 20th at 14h: Children’s Carnival.
Sunday 15, Tuesday, February 17, Sunday 22, Tuesday, February 24, Tuesday, March 3 from 20:30 to 23h: Gardens of Lights.
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