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.
The best known festival in Menton takes place in February, and it's the lemon festival. You can sample different drinks and food which have lemons as their ingredients, as well as take in huge constructions made of lemon.
The second festival - less known but possibly more interesting - is the music festival which takes place at the beginning of august and lasts 3 weeks. It's all about classical music in the open air and its location is at Le Parvis de la Basilique Saint-Michel Archange, in the old town.
Dogs are respected here. They even have space for them to run on the beach. You can take your dog with you to shop as well as to eat or stay in a hotel.
As a graduate of Cordon Bleu and an American, seeing the French deliver meat was really interesting.
Menton is exceptionally French, and they love sensuality.
Especially sitting outside and discussing.
The Swiss came to Menton and it was so much fun. Every hour a different country marches and plays their special music.