Every year, a joyous festival of fruits takes over the French Riviera. For 15 days, the French people and tourists from all parts of the globe are uprooted in celebration amongst life-sized and towering citrus sculptures. This year's 79th annual Fete du Citron, otherwise known as the Menton Lemon Festival in France, has begun its parade of citrus sculptures, music, dancing, and various carnival festivities.
As visitors celebrate, they can enjoy the “French regions” theme for this year's art constructions made of lemons and oranges. Creative participants have produced some amazing structures made of the typical grocery items. The sweet and tangy treats have been assembled to recreate life-sized monuments like the Eiffel Tower to nondescript castles and churches to represent Menton's region. There are also other nonspecific, representative structures like that of a goose and a bottle of wine to epitomize the southwestern region of Bordeaux. If you're interested in seeing this year's festival in person, it will be active until March 7, 2012.