With her Monday evening French class, Isabelle, has been looking at words related to a specific month of the year. One of her students introduced La fête des agrumes ( citrus fruits) or La fête du citron ( lemon) in Menton.
The festival starts on 14th February and finishes on 4th March. There are a host of activities during these two weeks, such as:
Exposition des motifs d'agrumes, an exhibition of artistic representations with citrus fruits, mainly giant sculptures made with over 15 tonnes of fruit, this year the theme is China.
Le salon de l'artisanat, a craft exhibition where you can discover all the products made with lemons, oranges or olive oil.
Visite du Palais Carnolès with its magnificent citronneraie ( lemon grove) and orangeraie ( orange grove).
And plenty more.... You can just visit the site, for more info...
If you would like to know what happens in France as well as improve your French, do not hesitate to contact either Alliance Française de Bristol or Alliance Française de Bath. For more info...