24 February 2012

Fête du Citron - the Eiffel Tower and the Metro


If you think you have to go to Paris to see the Eiffel Tour or a Metro station, think again!

By the way, the festival has its roots in the 1890s when a group of hoteliers organized a parade to drive winter tourism. It worked! Menton is choc-a-bloc with visitors.

This post pays tribute to my Paris friends - Peter, Eric and Catherine and of course Virginia who adores the Eiffel Tower.

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Si vous pensez devoir aller à Paris pour voir la Tour Eiffel ou une station de métro, repensez-y!

Soit dit en passant, la fête a ses racines dans les années 1890, quand un groupe d'hôteliers a organisé une parade pour stimuler le tourisme d'hiver. Ca a marché ! Menton est envahi par les visiteurs.

Ce billet rend hommage à mes amis de Paris: Peter, Eric et Catherine, et bien sûr Virginia qui adore le tour Eiffel.

12 comments:

  1. A very special metro station here :)

    Very dramatic background of mountains and grey sky. I wonder where you were standing to take the photo? You see to have a bird's eye view.

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  2. J'adore Menton's Tour Eiffel!!! Merci dear Jilly. The bottom photo shows us just how tall she is. Amazing.
    Bon weekend,
    V

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  3. Oh, my! Two favorite icons of Paris. This festival is quite extraordinary as are your many photos. Have a wonderful week-end!

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  4. What a dream, to be able to combine Menton and the Eiffel Tower (and a Guimard metro station)!! :-)

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  5. Fantastic. I'd seen this partially in a local paper.

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  6. those originators would have loved you, jilly, and what you've done singlehandedly to promote menton worldwide.

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  7. Why, it feels just like I am there.

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  8. OMG. What could we do? A miniature Arch made out of Budweiser cans?

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  9. The fete just gets better each year it seems. It's on my bucket list because Jilly your photos are such an inspiration.

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  10. Spectacular. I think the Rose Parade can learn a thing or two from this fete.

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