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Menton Lemon Festival & Riviera

 

Menton
  • Overview

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    • Experience the sights and smells of the Menton Lemon Festival and see the colourful procession
    • Visit the Bioves Garden
    • Take a trip to the exclusive resort of Monte Carlo in Monaco

    Discover the amazing Menton Lemon Festival, held in the charming town of Menton each year, and explore the fantastic French Riviera with us. Staying in Alassio, we’ll visit Menton and explore the Bioves Garden, as well as taking a trip to cosmopolitan Monaco to explore Monte Carlo, and watching the wonderful Menton Lemon Festival procession. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Gardens
    • Great for - Scenery


    Alassio seafront

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    Alassio has become one of the most elegant resorts on the Riviera and is particularly noted for its stunning natural beauty. A warm welcome awaits at the family-run Hotel Garden, which enjoys an enviable location in a green residential area, and we’ll have a superb time at this charming hotel during our break.

    We’ll have a number of wonderful excursions to look forward to over the course of our holiday on the Italian Riviera, beginning with a trip to Menton to admire the amazing Lemon Festival. This annual event showcases Menton’s incredible selection of citrus fruits, which the town is famous for. With huge floats decorated with over 140 tonnes of oranges and lemons; this festival is always a superb treat. During our trip to Menton, we’ll visit the Bioves Gardens, which will be decorated with a beautiful selection of citrus fruits for the festival!

    Our next excursion will take us to Monaco to explore Monte Carlo, where we can soak up the glitz and glamour of this cosmopolitan destination. Monaco, known as a favourite hotspot for the rich and famous, boasts a number of great attractions - be sure to take a walk along the harbour, see the cathedral, visit the Prince's Palace and admire the beautiful Monte Carlo Casino.

    Of course, we’ll also get to witness the excellent Menton Lemon Festival procession, which involves numerous floats, each lavishly decorated with citrus fruits, to take in this amazing experience.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Hotel Garden

    The Hotel Garden in Alassio enjoys modern decor and comfortable guest rooms, with all the amenities guests are sure to require during their stay at this great three-star accommodation option.

    • All rooms are en suite, with TV and air conditioning
    • Lift access
    • Bar area
    • Restaurant
    • Garden
    • Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)
    • Wi-Fi
    • Official three-star rating
  • Gallery
  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Menton Lemon Festival
    Full Day: Menton and Bioves Gardens

    We’ll enjoy a wonderful excursion today, as we travel to Menon on the French Riviera to discover the famous Menton Lemon Festival. Held annually, this excellent festival celebrates Menton’s glorious lemon and orange groves, with a different theme for the festival each year. With huge floats, processions and parades, this festival is an amazing experience. 

    During our time in Menton, enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the festival - we’ll also visit the Bioves Gardens. These unique gardens are decorated with an amazing array of citrus fruits during the festival, with over 15 tonnes of fruit used. Admire the lovely scenery as we take in this charming setting.  

     

    The Casino at Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Full Day: Monaco and Monte Carlo

    Monaco is famous for its laid-back atmosphere, and we’ll certainly enjoy a relaxing day out here. There’s more than enough to keep us busy, too, with museums, gardens, monuments and much more to look forward to.

    We’ll explore Monte Carlo, situated in a prominent position at the base of the Maritime Alps. At the western end of the resort is the world-famous Place du Casino, the gambling centre which has made Monte Carlo the playground of the rich and famous. Enjoy the breath-taking vista of the fabulous marina with its impressive yachts as well as the palace of Monaco.

    Portofino Bay
    Half Day: Italian Riviera Coastal Drive

    A chance to enjoy this stunning coastline on a scenic drive. With its crystal-clear waters, golden sandy beaches, cliffs, coves and villages flanked by a magnificent mountain backdrop, this really is a sight to behold.

    Menton
    Menton Lemon Festival Evening Procession

    The Menton Lemon Festival fills the streets and squares of this beautiful town with huge models made of oranges and lemons. We’ll take in the many sights and sounds of this excellent festival during our trip, as well as staying for the fantastic evening procession, which is followed by fireworks over the bay.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


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    Half Day: San Remo

    We’ll take a trip to San Remo, a city on the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in north-western Italy, during our amazing tour of the Italian and French Riviera. Founded in Roman times, the city of San Remo is best known as a tourist destination on the Italian Riviera, with its Russian church and colourful harbour.

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    Half Day: Ventimiglia Market

    Shop for great bargains in Ventimiglia’s street market and take a trip to Menton, the ‘Lemon Festival Capital of the World’. Located very close to the border of France and Italy, Menton is, in many ways, more Italian than French. It has its own microclimate, with it generally being milder than the rest of the French Riviera. Here, we’ll find pretty architecture and wonderful scenery we can take in during our time there.

     

What's included

  • Two nights overnight express coach travel
  • Six nights half board accommodation
  • Three included excursions
  • Three optional excursions

Hotel Garden

The Hotel Garden in Alassio enjoys modern decor and comfortable guest rooms, with all the amenities guests are sure to require during their stay at this great three-star accommodation option.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel Garden

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The Hotel Garden in Alassio enjoys modern decor and comfortable guest rooms, with all the amenities guests are sure to require during their stay at this great three-star accommodation option.

  • All rooms are en suite, with TV and air conditioning
  • Lift access
  • Bar area
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Official three-star rating
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  • British Travel Awards
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