Nestled in Menton’s sub-tropical climate, La Citronneraie is a popular cultural heritage estate. It is situated at a height of 120 metres on the hillside of “Annonciade”. It has been laid out in a south-east direction to ensure maximum exposure to the morning sun. The estate has exotic orchards of golden hued citrus fruits in addition to some tropical and sub-tropical vegetation.
Labelled as “Remarkable Garden”, it is home to ‘Citron de Menton’ variety of lemon which is considered the best amongst the Citrus family. The origin of the estate dates back to the 16th and 17th century. The stone walls, promenades and the steps are built in Mentonnaise style covering an area of 25,000 square metres and houses about 450 citrus trees.
La Citronneraie Travel Tips
- La Citronneraie is a private estate. Trespassing is a punishable offence.
- It is accessible only with a prior reservation.
- Guided tours are available. Check for it when you reserve your visit timings.
- It is a 130 minute tour. Pack bottles of water and insect repellents.
- If you are allergic to certain spices and herbs, keep the hosts informed.
- First aid kits are available at the office.
- Tour guides deliver commentaries in English and French.
Entrance Ticket Details For La Citronneraie
- Group of 20 Persons: 78 Euros
- Group of 21-50 Persons: 104 Euros
- Admission Fee beyond 50: 3.5 Euros per extra person
How to Reach La Citronneraie
- Nearest Railway Station: Menton-Gravan station
- Bus no 110, Bust Stop: Madone Park, Menton
- Brasserie Dorian Caffe
- Restaurant Les Artistes
- La Vita e Bella
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9.09% of people who visit Menton include La Citronneraie in their plan
95% of people start their La Citronneraie visit around 1 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see La Citronneraie
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting La Citronneraie