Carnival de Nice
Carnival de Nice – attracting over a million visitors when it’s held, this is one of the most popular carnivals in the world (usually held for a two-week period in February and March). The main attractions include the carnival processions, comprising 18 floats work their way up to a crescendo of gigantic decorations on the Place Masséna. These giant, colorful parades take place day and night, with entertainment provided by over 1,000 musicians and dancers from across the world.
In a unique setting, on the Promenade des Anglais, the elegant “flower battles” are part of the carnival not to be missed. On floats decorated with the most stunning floral compositions, extravagantly dressed characters throw out mimosas, gerberas, and lilies into the public . See the Carnival’s website for updated info on attendance info: www.nicecarnaval.com/en/carnaval/programme-tarifs.php