La Fête du Citron (The Lemon Festival) has been taking place in the town of Menton on the Cote D'Azur near the French-Italian border since the 1920s. The festival, as the name suggests, is a 3 week exhibition of sculptures made of citrus fruits displayed in the middle of the town every winter.
“Cinecittà” is this year’s theme with the festival paying homage to 50’s and 60’s "belle époque" Italian Cinema. According to IBTIMES.co.uk “145 tons of citrus fruits will be used to recreate scenes from films such as Cleopatra, La Dolce Vita and Romeo and Juliet.”
Cinecittà at Menton is a light-hearted theme which represents an era which had a sense of extravagance, but also and above all, a sense of realism. The art of appreciating life and all its subtleties. So be prepared for another unforgettable voyage with monuments, motifs and representations of Italian cinema made with oranges and lemons! From 13th February to 2nd March 2016.
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Visit La Fête du Citron’s website for more information and cool images.