French Riviera Visit Menton from Roquebrune Cap Martin
ContributorsExplore: Travel in ProvenceGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

French Riviera Many Reasons to Visit Menton

In February, Author Gayle Padgett and her husband Ralph drove to the Côte d’Azur to visit friends who live near Menton.  There are many reasons to visit this coastal city. The citrus festival (Fête du Citron) is a big draw for visitors in mid-winter. The rest of the year, as …

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Roast Chicken Provencal Poulet au Citron
Laura SnoekMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Roast Chicken Provencal Style with Local Lemons from Menton

There is nothing better than the tantalising aroma of roast chicken, well except for chocolate cake. As for savoury dishes, roast chicken is a winner for a family, it requires very little supervision, there are often leftovers for sandwiches and bones for soup or stock.  The credit for this recipe goes to Denise, my belle mere, she uses local, seasonal and when practical organic products for her creations. Enjoy Denise’s Poulet Provençal au citron de Menton, it’s a simple roast chicken dish with local lemons.

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Menton Fête Du Citron Bollywood Theme 2018
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Menton Fête Du Citron Where Bollywood Meets Citrus in France

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Thinking back now, the end of February wasn’t really the best choice for our wedding – it was a cold, wet and ultimately snowy day (although wonderful of course) – and for the last 28 years we haven’t really had a long list of …

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Visit Menton Treasures St. Michael
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJ. Christina

Visit Menton A Hidden Seaside Treasure on the French Riviera

Menton is a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. It’s the last major town before leaving the French Riviera, wedged in-between the French-Italian border. It’s a place where you can tickle the turquoise sea, or enjoy the snow-capped mountains in the distance. Whether you call it the …

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Menton fete du citron lemons on the Riviera @AccessRiviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Fête du Citron 2017: Bringing ‘Broadway’ to Menton’s Lemon Festival

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: We have bid farewell to 2016 and I am looking forward to what 2017 brings! For visitors to the French Riviera, February is an excellent month to visit because there are many interesting festivals and public events happening. One of my favourite festivals because …

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Citrons de Menton Citrus Festival #Menton @AccessRiviera
Rebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Menton’s Lemon Festival: A Zesty Au Revoir to Winter!

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Menton on the French-Italian border is blessed with high sunshine hours and it is this climate that supports the growth of citrus fruits, in particular the famous Mentonnais lemon. Each year in February the town celebrates its citrusy wonders by hosting Fête du Citron, literally …

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Comfort Food Roast Chicken with lemon rosemary saffron Sunday Suppers
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Comfort Food Roast Chicken for Dinner

Sometimes life is just too complicated, too busy and too connected. Those are the moments when you crave comfort food, family-style dining and meals with friends. This roast chicken is cooked with saffron, rosemary and lemon. I served it with roasted potatoes and peas for a simple Sunday dinner. And …

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2020

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is absolutely lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, expect …

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Le Train Bleu Paris
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJ. Christina

Le Train Bleu Paris the French Riviera Connection

Luxury Travel French Riviera During the height of the Jazz Age, the wealthy and affluent made the French Riviera their playground along with resort towns on the Mediterranean coastline. Their sojourn would begin at Paris’s Gare de Lyon train station, where the luxury night train, Le Train Bleu, wound its …

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Guides Discovering Secret Provence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Guides to Discovering Secret Provence and the French Riviera

Local Author and Guide Jean-Pierre Cassely is a recognizable public figure in Provence and beyond. Cassely worked for France 3 television for a decade and currently has a daily France-Bleu Provence radio slot called Provence Insolite (Unusual Provence). More recently, Jean-Pierre Cassely collected curious landmarks in two guidebooks Secret Provence and …

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