EventsMonday 12 February 2018

Nice carnival: "King of Space" from 17th February until 3rd March

17 floats decorated on a Space theme will parade to the rhythm of street art and musical bands from all around the world in a colourful and festive atmosphere.

Nice carnival: "King of Space" from 17th February until 3rd March

The Nice Carnival is the most important in France and one of the most famous the world over. It takes place every year during the mont of February and is one of the most popuar events on the French Riviera, attracting each year hundreds of thousands of spectators.

Every year, costumed models parade on flower-covered floats and throw a hail of flowers to the public. The flower parade or "battle" represents a unique show renowned on the French Riviera.

The origins of this event go back to 1876 when the first flower parade tok place along the Promenade des Anglais. We owe its creation to Andriot Saëtone. At the beginning it was a simple exchange of flowers to entertain tourists but the idea quickly took on and was developped to pay tribute to the local flower producers.

From 2005 on, the flower parades share the same theme as the carnival parades.

Today, this event highlights the wide diversity of flowers in our region as 80% of flowers used are produced locally.

On Saturdays and Tuesdays, come and discover the night time version, the Carnival Parade of Lights.

In the evening, come and watch the carnival floats light up the heart of Nice to the rhythm of musical bands and visual entertainment.

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