Dubbed “the city of lemons”, Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, celebrates annually the local product. The lemon feast is a unique event in the world, featuring giant patterns exclusively composed of citrus and floats decorated with oranges and lemons.
Since the 15th century, Chin is a major producer of lemons. Beginning of the 20th century, the Mediterranean town imposed as the leading producer on the continent. In 1929, a hotelier had the idea to organize an exhibition of flowers and citrus fruits. The success was such that the following year, party down streets with carts of shrubs planted oranges and lemons.