It’s festival time on the French Riviera

…and in the months of February and early March there are many to choose from: lemons, violets, all the fun of Mardi Gras in Nice and of course the glorious scent and colour of the Mimosa Festival. The skies are blue, it’s still warm enough to eat lunch outside and of course we are only a little over an hours drive from the ski slopes. This is a great time to visit the French Riviera.

all made from lemons and oranges!

The Lemon (and Orange) festival in Menton is one of the most amazing spectacles of the winter months. Many 1000’s of fruits are transformed into sculptures and works of art and of course there are always the parades to look forward to. 14th February – 4th March.


Carnival time in Nice

Nice is alive with Mardi Gras and this year’s theme is the King of Music. Parades night and day, dancing in the streets, spectacular floats and hundreds of performers will be contributing to the party atmosphere. 13th February – 1st March.


The lovely smell of violets fills the air

The Violet Festival in Tourettes sur Loup is one of the prettiest events of the season. The villagers can be seen in their traditional Provencal costumes and there is of course a parade through the streets. The Festival takes place on the 21st and 22nd February.


bright yellow against the deep blue sky

The glorious Mimosa is already showing it’s beautiful bright yellow fronds which can only mean that it’s time for the Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu-La Nalpoule. The scent of the flowers & glorious colours are enough to brighten the heaviest of winter spirits.   18th – 27th February.

AND you can contact me, Jackie Pressman, of French Riviera Property Search, to find your perfect home whilst you’re here – see my website to find out everything I can do for you.

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