Nice Carnaval – Grand Opening!

As an update to my previous Winter Festivals post, today is the grand opening of the Nice Carnival – the third largest in the world!   The video is a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the grand event – don’t forget to bring your silly string!

Schedules for Nice & Menton Festivals:

Nice Carnival

Friday 15th FebruaryCarnaval-poster-201x300

8.30pm Opening Festivities, free entrance

16th + 23rd February, 2nd March

2.30pm Flower Parade

9.00pm Carnival Parade of lights

Sunday 17th February

8.30am Carnival Race: ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll 10 Miles’

12.00pm Carnival Swim Free entrance

19th, 24th, 26th February, 3rd March

2.30pm  Carnival Parade

20th + 27th February, 6th March

2.30pm  Flower Parade

Saturday 2nd March

2.30pm  Flower Parade

9.00pm Carnival Parade of lights

Tuesday 5th March

9.00pm Carnival Parade of lights

Wednesday 6th March

9.30pm  Closing Festivities Burning of the King and firework display

Menton Lemon Festival

Saturday 16th February to Wednesday 6th March

Citrus Exhibition

Biovès Gardens Weekdays: 10am-6pm

Weekends: 9am-6pm (16th Feb opens 1pm)

Sunday 17th, Thursday 21st, Sunday 24th, Thursday 28th February

Garden of Lights

Biovès Gardens From 8.30pm to 10.30pm

Sunday 17th + 24th February, 3rd March

Parade, Promenade du Soleil From 2.30pm

Sunday 3rd March Promenade du Soleil

Closing Ceremony

Fireworks from 9pm at Esplanade Francis Palmero

Fridays 22nd February + 1st March

Night Parades

Promenade du Soleil 8.30pm

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4 thoughts on “Nice Carnaval – Grand Opening!

  1. Angie Symes says:

    Just testing to see if this mail gets to you as last one didn’t using this reply .

    I will go on Monday – so hope to see you then and we can plan a Carnival get together?

    A x

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. OK, see you Mon at coffee!

  3. colormusing says:

    I think, if I was living in France, I could be employed as a full-time festival-goer! So much fun!

  4. It is fun, but with a million people in Nice for the carnaval, the traffic is a nightmare for us locals 🙂

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