Giant sculptures made entirely from citrus fruit wow crowds in France

Published Tuesday, Mar 4 2014, 21:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Check out these amazing sculptures, which have been made entirely from oranges and lemons!

The zesty models were created in aid of Fête du Citron, an annual festival that takes place in Menton, France, and attracts thousands of spectators to gawp at these fascinating fruity figures.

Fête du Citron submarine sculpture


The festival's theme changes annually and this year's is inspired by the 1870 classic science fiction novel 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne.

Fête du Citron sculptures


The story focuses on French naturalist Dr. Aronnax discovering the Nautilus, a famous submarine built by Captain Nemo.

Onlookers can spy a giant sized version of the renowned submarine, as well as turtles, crabs and octopuses.

Octopus at Fête du Citron


An enormous 300 professionals put together this impressive display and used a huge 145 tons of citrus fruit! Each piece of fruit is put in place individually, meaning these sculptures take hours upon hours to put together.

We wonder what they do with all the fruit afterwards?!

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