With more than 200,000 visitors each year, La Fete du Citron or the Lemon festival is an exclusive event that has taken on a new life in the last few years.

Centering heroes from the world of cartoons and comic books, the festival commemorates numerous sculptures made out of lemon and oranges; each telling a story in a number of scenes. —  Photos by AFP

People work on sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing the Eiffel tower and the entrance of a metro station on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron" (lemon carnival). ? AFP Photo
People work on sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing the Eiffel tower and the entrance of a metro station on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron" (lemon carnival). ? AFP Photo
People work on sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing the Eiffel tower and the entrance of a metro station on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron" (lemon carnival). ? AFP Photo
People work on sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing the Eiffel tower and the entrance of a metro station on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron" (lemon carnival). ? AFP Photo
A picture shows sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing a bottle of wine and a goose symbolising the southwestern region of Bordeaux on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron" (lemon carnival).? AFP Photo
A picture shows sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing a bottle of wine and a goose symbolising the southwestern region of Bordeaux on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron" (lemon carnival).? AFP Photo
Workers make a bottle of Champagne with lemons and oranges during the 79th Lemon festival in Menton, southern France.? AFP Photo
Workers make a bottle of Champagne with lemons and oranges during the 79th Lemon festival in Menton, southern France.? AFP Photo
A worker makes stork with lemons and oranges during the 79th Lemon festival in Menton, southern France.? AFP Photo
A worker makes stork with lemons and oranges during the 79th Lemon festival in Menton, southern France.? AFP Photo
A man works on a sculpture made with oranges and lemons representing the Eiffel tower on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera.? AFP Photo
A man works on a sculpture made with oranges and lemons representing the Eiffel tower on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera.? AFP Photo
A picture shows sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing a "beffroi" (Belfry) and a "giant" symbolising the Northern region of France on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron" .? AFP Photo
A picture shows sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing a "beffroi" (Belfry) and a "giant" symbolising the Northern region of France on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron" .? AFP Photo
A man works on sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing a castle on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron" (lemon carnival). ? AFP Photo
A man works on sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing a castle on February 16, 2012 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron" (lemon carnival). ? AFP Photo

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