HOW TO MAKE TRAVEL WITH CHILDREN FUN?
IF YOU ARE A CINEPHILE, AND YOUR CHILDREN LOVE SPECTACLES, IF YOU WANT TO HAVE REAL FUN WITH CHILDREN, AND YOUR SOUL ASKS FOR SOMETHING SPECIAL, WE RECOMMEND TO CHECK THE DATES IN THE CALENDAR – FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 3 – AND TELL THE CHILDREN THAT YOU ARE FLYING TO MENTON. TO THE FRENCH RIVIERA. TO LEMON FESTIVAL.
By your arrival, the whole city will be decorated with citrus sculptures, releasing smoke or water, cartoon characters and dinosaurs on giant holiday carts will accompany you into the lemon multistory citrus houses (the Colosseum and the Taj Mahal are being erected annually) while the sea breeze, as the French writer Stephen Liégeard assured, will bring the heavy aromas of lemon trees down on you. Liégeard can be trusted, it was he who invented the name “Cote d’Azur”.
‘Les Jardins Biovès’ garden opening hours during the festival are: from Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00, on Sundays from 9:00 to 18:00. On the first day of the holiday.
Tickets for the exhibition of citrus sculptures in ‘Les Jardins Biovès’: 10 euros (for children from 6 to 14 years old – 5 euros).
At the same time, a carnival will take place in neighboring Nice, the theme of this year’s carnival is cinema.
When you get tired of fireworks, parades of giant creatures, hellish drums and decide to run away from the crowd, you can return to Menton, put the mask off and go to the Jean Cocteau museum on the promenade.
In case it is reopened by that time, you will enjoy the paintings collection, which includes 365 portraits of Sarah Bernard. You can also watch documentary videos with Chanel and Modigliani. In case it’s not opened yet, do not worry, we have a plan B.
You can see the works of Cocteau in the Palace of Marriage and walk to Italy from there. In just 25 minutes. Well, if you want something even more special, go to the caves or to the National Museum of the prehistory of Balzi Rossi (Museo Preistorico dei Balzi Rossi).