During the night corsi of the Fete du Citron, the seafront of Menton takes strange looks with a set of sounds and lights featuring fabulous underwater creatures.
The Fête du Citron in Menton is a unique event in the world which annually attracts more than 160,000 visitors. At night, the floats, creatures and moving motifs wearing colored lights adorn a magic and unique poetry leading the public into wonder.
Submarine bestiary parade
Under the auspices of Poseidon (or Neptune) and his trident, the 81st Fete du Citron in Menton interprets the Jules Verne’s novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
All the characters in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, along with the submarine bestiary parade on the seafront of Menton and illuminate the night, resounding with sounds of celebration. Some mysterious creatures arisen from the abyss, worthy of inclusion in a novel by Jules Verne or a science fiction one play with the public.
A moving fairyland
Taking the form of golden fruit illuminated floats, peopled with young ladies throwing confetti, or street animations and lively motifs, to the sound of strange or throbbing music, the sea creatures compose a moving fairyland, whose scintillating beauty enlightens minds.
Scaphandre, strange amphibious vehicles, underwater monsters with huge teeth, phosphorescent octopuses with tentacles of light, floating jellyfish, an octopus ensuring a treasure chest, characters half-man half-creature haunting the seabed… All these characters delight and enchant children and grown-ups, having their eyes glitter with pleasure, amazed with the care and details brought to the realism of the floats.
Major street entertainment
Brazilian dancers of the 81st Lemon Festival in Menton, in blue and gold adornment or coiled in shells, are the ambassadors of charm of the corsi. Bands, orchestras, folk groups, dancers and animations give this parade of the golden fruit of the Fete du Citron the brilliance and splendor of one of the major street entertainment in the world.
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