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Menton Lemon Festival

Menton Lemon Festival

The Cote d’Azur has staged carnivals each February since the end of the 19th century to encourage visitors to enjoy its mild winter climate.

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Once Queen Victoria visited Menton for its traditional carnival it became as famous as Nice. Over the years the small town’s Lemon Festival has grown in popularity. More than 300 professionals work on the project and 145 tonnes of citrus fruits are used to make the amazing sculptures and the spectacular parade of floats.


Tour highlights

  • Seated tickets for Nice Carnival Flower Parade

  • Seated tickets for Menton Lemon Festival Parade

  • Monaco

  • Free time in Diano Marina


This Sapphire Star Holiday includes our door to door home collection service.

Day 1

An early collection from home to join our tour coach for the journey to Dover and mid morningsailing to Calais. We continue to our overnight hotel in Dijon, arriving in time for evening meal.


Day 2

Departing after breakfast, we continue through France and cross the border into Italy and arrive at the Grand Hotel in Diano Marina late afternoon.

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Day 3

Today we travel to the French Riviera for the Flower Parade and the Nice Flower Carnival. The carnival is one of the most important in France.The place is alive with celebration and we will see the colourful floats make their way along the Promenade des Anglais. A million flowers are thrown to thewaiting crowds by costumed models.

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Day 4

A short drive along this spectacular coast takes us to the gorgeous town of Menton just over the border on the French Riviera. In the harbour, new luxurious yachts replace the fishing boats of old. The town is a glorious maze of pretty streets leading up to the Basilica. In between there are quaint shops, markets, chic shops and street cafes. There will be time to view the amazing giant sculptures made of citrus fruit in the Jardins Bioves. This afternoon we take our seats on the Promenade for the procession as float after float of colourful citrus fruit, music and dancing pass us by.

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Day 5

Day at leisure to relax and soak up the atmosphere in Diano Marina. Explore the bustling streets, enjoy a drink in one of the many cafes and bars and watch the world go by. Be sure to return to the hotel for a special Ligurian dinner this evening.

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Day 6

After a leisurely breakfast we travel to the principality of Monaco, which offers a great balance of historical and modern attractions. There are various museums and places to visit, as well as shopping malls, casinos and relaxing spots along the stunning harbour.

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Day 7

Regretfully we must leave our hosts today for our return journey north to our overnight hotel with evening meal on arrival.

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Day 8

After breakfast, we continue our journey to Calais for a late afternoon ferry to Dover, returning back to East Anglia late evening where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Grand Hotel Diana Majestic, Diano Marina


This delightful 4 star standard hotel overlooks the bay of Diano Marina, not far from Sanremo and Monte Carlo. All bedrooms have en suite facilities and feature air conditioning, TV, telephone, minibar and hairdryer. Facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge area and lift.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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