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Menton lemon: top 3 activities to fill up on vitamins!

Activities around the Menton lemon

Looking for a refreshing day out? Head for Menton, lemon paradise! The golden fruit is a veritable institution here. And with a climate as mild as ours, the IGP Menton Lemon thrives in the hands of our passionate growers!

For the duration of a seedless day, discover this golden citrus fruit in a multitude of ways: with the famous Fête du Citron®, along the bucolic Route du Citron, or on the menus of our prestigious chefs… Unless you’d rather take up the challenge of cooking it yourself?

Here’s our top 3 ways to fill up on vitamins in Menton! A gourmet bonus has been added at the end of the article…

Discover tangy lemon activities


A real star in Menton, lemons can be discovered through a multitude of activities. From production to tasting, you’ll see every facet of this golden fruit! In the city center or in the valleys of Menton, a multitude of good addresses await you! Discover on your own with MyVizito.


Lemons are so popular in Menton that they’re even used in local crafts! Don’t miss the chance to pick up some magnificent lemon ceramics at the Faïences Mentonnaises workshop.

Making local products

Want to bring home the flavours of Menton? Head to these little stores selling local specialities to fill your basket:

The Palais Carnolès citrus garden

In Menton, citrus fruits are king! There are 137 citrus trees in the citrus garden of the Palais Carnolès. Take a bucolic stroll through the former residence of the Princes of Monaco, and enjoy the scent of sweet orange, sour orange and kumquat trees.

Treat yourself at the chefs’ table


If Citron de Menton has found its way into the restaurants of our destination’s top chefs, why shouldn’t you?
At the Mirazur restaurant, Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco sublimates Menton Lemon in his dishes. Fascinated by the golden citrus fruit, he has even joined the association for the promotion of Citron de Menton, becoming an IGP-accredited producer himself! Citron de Menton certainly knows how to charm.


Bonus: cook up a vitamin-packed recipe!

What better way to remember Menton than to learn how to cook with lemon? Here’s our recipe for… Pasta al limone (lemon pasta)! You’ll need

  • Tagliatelle
  • butter
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Menton lemons, of course!
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt and pepper


Cook the tagliatelle in a pan of boiling salted water.
Squeeze the juice from the Menton lemon and remove the zest.
Melt the butter in a frying pan over low heat and add the lemon juice and zest.
Allow the sauce to thicken for 2 minutes, then season with salt and pepper.
Add the pasta to the sauce with a ladleful of cooking water. Mix well… and it’s ready!

Bon appétit!

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