Early Highlights from Citrus Sculpture Festival in France

Fete du Citron is a citrus sculpture festival held in France where giant sculptures are made of oranges and lemons. Since 1933, Fete du Citron have become an annual event, attracting more than 160,000 visitors.  It’s estimated that festival requires more than 145 tons of citrus fruits every year. 

This year, giant sculptures combining thousands of oranges and lemons are inspired by Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, a science fiction novel written in 1870 about Captain Nemo and his adventurous underwater journey.

Early highlights from Fete du Citron festival will bring you back to the childhood with Jules Verne’s stories. Giant crabs, submarines, whales, Captain Nemo, this is only a tiny part of this festival. Therefore, if you have a possibility to visit Fete du Citron, which runs from February 16 till March 5, you definitely should.

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(Photographs via Michelmougils, Jemira Photo, Stephane Pattiera)