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The Carnival of Nice– a celebration you should not miss!

The Carnival of Nice is the biggest carnival in France and one of the most famous in the world. It takes place every winter in Nice, in February for two weeks including three weekends, and attracts several hundred thousand spectators.


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It is the emblematic celebration of the Nice event calendar among the around 850 cultural, festive or sporting events that take place there every year.

From February 16th to March 2nd, 2019, celebrate the King of the Cinema by attending the parades of floats, the traditional flower battle, accompanied by musicians and dancers from around the world. A splendid and unique show that lights up at night!

Illuminated Carnival Corso

17 floats decorated along this year’s “cinema” theme will parade to the rhythm of street arts and musical groups from around the world, in a colourful and festive atmosphere.

On Saturdays and Tuesdays, come and discover the illuminated carnival corsi in the evening.

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019

Battle of flowers

Every year, models in fancy dress cruise the streets on floats with flowers ornaments and shower the crowds with flowers. The Battle of Flowers is a unique, world renowned spectacle on the Côte d'Azur.

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2019
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019

https://www.nice.fr/fr/le-carnaval