Located just on the Italian border (the other border town is Ventimiglia), but also not far from Nice, Monaco and Cannes, the city of Menton has a very special microclimate that has given it the opportunity to focus its economy on the cultivation of lemons, that's why it has logically earned the nickname "city of lemons". For 75 years, the city has organised the Lemon Festival in February, an event featuring exhibitions of citrus fruit constructions, day and night events, balls, concerts, a carnival, but also gardens of light with all kinds of entertainment. The lemon festival is a highlight of the tourist season in Menton. The city organises cultural events throughout the year, thus presenting itself as a site not only for tourism but also with a high cultural vocation. Numerous events such as the Music Festival, the Mediterranean Garden Days, the Franco-Italian Theatrical Encounters or Operation Christmas in Menton mark out the whole year as pretexts for personal enrichment, for the inhabitants of Menton as well as tourists passing through.