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COTE D’AZUR. 18th – 25th February 2020. FULLY BOOKED

Menton, Nice and Mimosa Festivals. 8 days.
Price includes full board in hotel, Breakfast, 4 course lunch and 4 course evening meal with wine. Excursions daily.

The Menton’s Lemon Festival has been around since the 1930’s. The basic idea is Citrus, and the festival known to the French is Fête du Citron. Menton, which is tucked along the coast next to Italy, becomes so popular at the end of February due to its giant designs made exclusively from citrus fruits. Every year, the Menton Lemon Festival attracts more than 250,000 people, requires the help of over 300 workers, and uses 200 tonnes of citrus fruits for the event. Buildings, cars, animals, and bridges are only some of the things built with fruit to create this amazing and surreal festival.
We will have a days excursion to nearby Nice for the Flower Battle Parade. It was on the seafront, along Promenade des Anglais, that the first Flower Parade (Bataille de Fleurs) was held in 1876. Soon, the timid exchanges of bouquets of flowers between the rich winter visitors’ decorated carriages developed into a prestigious show. Today, this event promotes the quality and large variety of Riviera flowers as some 90% of flowers used are produced locally. The third festival is the Mimosa . This popular festival celebrating the mimosa, emblem of Mandelieu-la-Napoule, draws visitors every year from across the world. This plant of Australian origin has adapted to the Mediterranean climate and has today invaded the hills of Tanneron. Founded in 1931, Mandelieu-la-Napoule’s Mimosa Festival never fails to arouse the curiosity of visitors to the Côte d’Azur in its originality.

We will also have excursion’s to Italy to Ventimiglia and Dolceaqua. Visit the Principality of Monaco and several hilltop villages along the Riviera coast.
This is a full on trip with excursions each day.
Our base is: HOTEL EL PARADISO
This property is 10 minutes walk from the beach. Conveniently located 750 yards from the Italian border and 6.2 miles from Monaco, Hotel El Paradiso offers views of the Mediterranean Sea. Free
Wi-Fi is provided throughout and there is evening entertainment.

Price Includes:
All Airport and Hotel, Excursions by Private Transfers.
Return Flights to Nice International Airport.
Full board in Hotel. Breakfast, Lunch(not every day) and Evening Dinner with wine.
Evening Entertainment in Hotel.
Private excursion to Ventimiglia, Italy for its famous Friday clothes and leather good market. The amazing Italian town of Dolceaqua.
Private Transfer to Nice for Flower Battle Parade.
Monaco.
Mimosa Festival and carnival.

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