The Citrus Capital of Menton

The Citrus Capital of Menton

Join a private guided walking tour of Menton, nicknamed the pearl of France and known as the capital of citrus fruits; you will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of this French Riviera enclave.

Your stroll starts from the pier, passing by the Light House and continues toward the old town, which dates back to the 12th century with its labyrinthine of streets and colorful houses along the hillside. Stop at the old public market, which is full of vibrant colors, scents and flavors of the South and enjoy the warm welcome from the local merchants offering a glimpse of their friendliness. Next, continue to the heart of the pedestrian street of Menton and pause at a typical shop selling assorted lemon products. Here you will experience a tasting of locally made Limoncello liquor, little sweet and salty lemon pieces with mustard, lemon jam, tapenade lemon and more. The lemon fruit has become the symbol of the city. Since 1928, a carnival event organized by the tourist office takes place every February. This festival, called in French “La Fête du Citron” has become the second largest public winter event on the Riviera after the Carnival in Nice.

As your walk continues of Menton, it is a must to also stop for a visit at a small laboratory producing fresh local jam. Learn the history of this artisanal jam factory, then taste some of their products, including the symbol of Menton - lemon jam! On the way back to your SeaDream yacht, pass by the Promenade du Soleil overlooking the crystal-clear sea, a promenade that runs along the entire city and allows access to the beach.

Notes: This Yachting Land Adventure must be booked 48 Hours (2 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the website, or onboard, early to avoid disappointment. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Menton

Duration: 3.25 hours

Current Price: 99 USD