Nice Carnival

One of the most famous and vibrant carnivals in the world
Photo by Rikku Sama on Unsplash
The Carnival of Nice has a long history dating back to the 13th century. It has evolved over the years and is deeply rooted in the traditions of the city of Nice, located on the French Riviera. The carnival has become a major cultural event, attracting thousands of visitors from around the globe.

Each year, the carnival is organized around a specific theme that sets the tone for the celebrations. Elaborate parades featuring colorful floats, giant puppets, and costumed performers fill the streets of Nice during the carnival period. The parades showcase the creativity and artistic talents of the participants, and spectators can expect a visually stunning and joyful spectacle.

The carnival also features spectacular night parades, where the floats are illuminated with vibrant lights, creating a magical ambiance. The night parades offer a different perspective and allow for a mesmerizing experience as the illuminated floats glide through the streets of Nice.

Map and hotels near Nice Carnival

Getting to Nice Carnival by train

The nearest train station to the Carnival of Nice is Nice-Ville Station, also known as Gare de Nice-Ville. It is the main train station in Nice and is well-connected to other major cities in France and Europe.

Transport connections near to Nice Carnival

Nice Ville Transport: Trains 1.3 km
Nice Transport: Various 1.3 km
Nice Riquier Transport: Trains 3.1 km

Visitor information table

AddressPromenade des Anglais 06000 Nice France
Dates February

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