Nice Carnival

Nice Carnival 2017 - Carnival Parade of Lights

Nice Carnival, one of the biggest Carnival in the world

A thousand reasons to come to Nice during the Carnival

From the 17th of February until the 3rd of March, the Nice Carnival is a real explosion of colors and music!

Goodbye the greyness of winter and welcome temperate and sunny climate! The capital of the French Riviera creates a unique event where almost a million visitors from all over the world come every year.

Dive into a blaze of colors while witnessing the daily parades and the night carts animated by over 1000 dancers and musicians from every part of the world. Get ready for a rain of colorful flowers with a thousand perfumes during the famous battles of flower. The parades with the floral arrangements will be unforgettable.

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The king ot the Energy - Nice Carnival

The king of Nice Carnival 2018

Every year, the king of Nice Carnival changes and a new theme is announced in Spring. From October, the construction of the carts starts, which consists on dense and hard work. On the Friday before the beginning of the Carnival, the Carnival King’s carriage appears on Massena Place. He takes the keys of the city and declares the start of the festivities. On the last evening of the Carnival, the King parades alone and for the last time. He will be burned on a pyre in the sea, while fireworks, based on the theme of Carnival, will conclude the event.

This year, the theme of the Carnival is “King of Space”. Go off to conquer the unknown space and dive into new galaxies and constellations.

Flower Battle - Nice Carnival

The origin of the Carnival

The tradition of the Nice Carnival comes from the 13th Century. From the second half of the 19th Century, Nice became the “capital of winter holidays”, while Paris was shaken by insurrections, and the Carnival became a real show and powerful way to promote the city of Nice.

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