When life gives you tons of lemons, make masterpieces for the Lemon Festival

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Life gave you lemons. So what kind of intricately structured tower are you going to make out of them?

Saturday is the first day of the annual Lemon Festival — the Fête du Citron — in Menton, France, which is now in its 83rd year. The installations are already standing in all their citrus glory in the town's park, Jardins Biovès. About 240,000 people typically head there to view the regal fruit sculptures, which include both lemons and oranges.

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When life gives you tons of lemons, make masterpieces for the Lemon Festival
A man works on a sculpture called 'Massif de l'Inde', made of oranges and lemons, on February 15, 2013 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (lemon carnival). The theme of this 80th edition, running from February 16 until March 6, 2013, is 'Le Tour du monde en 80 jours' (80 days around the world). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man works on 'The rail road with Big Ben' a sculpture made of oranges and lemons, on February 15, 2013 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (lemon carnival). The theme of this 80th edition, running from February 16 until March 6, 2013, is 'Le Tour du monde en 80 jours' (80 days around the world). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
People work on a sculpture, made of oranges and lemons on February 12, 2015 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 82nd edition, running from February 14 until March 4, 2015, is called 'the tribulations of a lemon in China'. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Men work on 'La Montgofiere' a sculpture made of oranges and lemons, on February 15, 2013 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (lemon carnival). The theme of this 80th edition, running from February 16 until March 6, 2013, is 'Le Tour du monde en 80 jours' (80 days around the world). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on February 15, 2013 shows 'La Montgofiere' a sculpture made of oranges and lemons, in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (lemon carnival). The theme of this 80th edition, running from February 16 until March 6, 2013, is 'Le Tour du monde en 80 jours' (80 days around the world). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man works on a sculpture, representing a turtle, made of oranges and lemons on February 14, 2014 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon carnival). The theme of this 81st edition, running from February 15 until March 5, 2014, is '20 000 lieues sous les mers' (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man works on sculptures made with oranges and lemons representing 'Arrivee en Chine' (Arrival in China) on February 15, 2013 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (lemon carnival). The theme of this 80th edition, running from February 16 until March 06, 2013, is 'Le Tour du monde en 80 jours'. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
People take pictures of a sculpture, made of oranges and lemons on February 12, 2015 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 82nd edition, running from February 14 until March 4, 2015, is called 'the tribulations of a lemon in China'. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A picture taken on February 13, 2013 shows 'The rail road with Big Ben' a sculpture made of oranges and lemons, in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (lemon carnival). The theme of this 80th edition, running from February 16 until March 6, 2013, is 'Le Tour du monde en 80 jours' (80 days around the world). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man works on sculpture, representing an octopus, made of oranges and lemons on February 14, 2014 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon carnival). The theme of this 81st edition, running from February 15 until March 5, 2014, is '20 000 lieues sous les mers' (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man works on a sculpture made of oranges and lemons on February 14, 2014 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon carnival). The theme of this 81st edition, running from February 15 until March 5, 2014, is '20 000 lieues sous les mers' (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Picture taken of a sculpture, representing a scuba diver, made of oranges and lemons on February 14, 2014 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon carnival). The theme of this 81st edition, running from February 15 until March 5, 2014, is '20 000 lieues sous les mers' (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman works on a sculpture, representing a scuba diver, made of oranges and lemons on February 14, 2014 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon carnival). The theme of this 81st edition, running from February 15 until March 5, 2014, is '20 000 lieues sous les mers' (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
People work on a sculpture, made of oranges and lemons on February 12, 2015 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 82nd edition, running from February 14 until March 4, 2015, is called 'the tribulations of a lemon in China'. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker walks past house sculptures decorated with oranges and lemons in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man works on 'The rail road with Big Ben' a sculpture made from oranges and lemons, on February 15, 2013 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (lemon carnival). The theme of this 80th edition, running from February 16 until March 6, 2013, is 'Le Tour du monde en 80 jours' ( Around the world in 80 days). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
People work on a sculpture, made of oranges and lemons on February 12, 2015 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 82nd edition, running from February 14 until March 4, 2015, is called 'the tribulations of a lemon in China'. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
People work on a sculpture, made of oranges and lemons on February 12, 2015 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 82nd edition, running from February 14 until March 4, 2015, is called 'the tribulations of a lemon in China'. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A man works on a sculpture, made of oranges and lemons on February 12, 2015 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 82nd edition, running from February 14 until March 4, 2015, is called 'the tribulations of a lemon in China'. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A giant sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons is pictured in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A giant sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons is pictured in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Men work on an installation decorated with oranges and lemons in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Giant sculptures of a gondola and a church decorated with oranges and lemons are pictured in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman works on 'Massif de l'Inde' a sculpture made of oranges and lemons, on February 15, 2013 in Menton on the French Riviera, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (lemon carnival). The theme of this 80th edition, running from February 16 until March 6, 2013, is 'Le Tour du monde en 80 jours' (80 days around the world). AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A workers puts the final touch on a sculpture decorated with oranges and lemons in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Sculptures decorated with oranges and lemons are pictured in Menton on the French Riviera on February 11, 2016, ahead of the start of the 'Fete du Citron' (Lemon Festival). The theme of this 83rd edition, running from February 13 until March 2, 2016, is called 'Cinecitta'. / AFP / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The masterpieces are composed of more than 290,000 pounds of fruit; the theme for this year's festival is "Cinecittà," a nod to the legacy of Italian film. The structures are almost exact replicas of scenes from Fellini's La Dolce Vita and Amarcord, as well as Pierotti and Tourjansky's Cleopatra, among others.

Vitamin C is clearly having a great year so far.

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