Nice Carnival celebrates 140 years…
The 129th Carnaval de Nice - the most important winter event on the French Riviera - will this year engulf the town from 15th February to 6th March.
In 2013 Nice celebrates 140 years of its Carnival. And this year’s spectacular will be based on the theme of the "King of the five continents".
Twenty symbolic and comical floats, supported by entertainers, street artists and musical groups from five continents will parade around Place Masséna and extravagant flower battles by the sea will highlight the floral heritage of the region.
And one thing is for sure… humour, a sense of the ridiculous and poetry will be plentiful.