Facing the Mediterranean Sea, Menton, a city in France celebrated for its delicious lemons, is famous for its mild subtropical climate. It became a popular destination for Europe's ruling elite and nobles due to the warm winters. By the 18th century Menton was Europe's top producer of lemons with millions being exported internationally. In 1928 an event featuring flowers and citrus was established. Now known as the Lemon Festival, this festival attracts over 200,000 people from all over the world.