French Riviera goes gold for annual lemon festival

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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)
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)
TOPSHOT - 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 worker walks past 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)
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 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)
A woman works 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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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Giant sculptures decorated with oranges and lemons lined the French Riviera in Menton, France this week ahead of the start of the "Fete du Citron," the country's traditional lemon festival.

The theme for this year's festival is inspired by "Cinecitta," the large film studio in Rome that is considered the hub of Italian cinema.

Fete du Citron's 83rd edition runs from from February 13 until March 2, 2016.

Visit the Menton Lemon Festival in France
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