The Nice Carnival is part of the Nice DNA. Present since the Middle Ages, it is one of the founding events of the town. It has evolved at its own pace, historically fulfilling its role as a social and festive outlet.
Among the two thousand cultural, festive and sporting events that take place throughout the year in Nice, the Carnival is the most important winter event on the French Riviera
Its international prestige is never usurped. Known and renowned in the four corners of the world as one of the three largest, it has also woven very close links with other carnivals in the world, such as those of New Orleans in the USA, Pasto in Colombia and even Kobe in Japan… However, the most prestigious link is the one with Rio de Janeiro. In 2009, the year of France in Brazil, Nice and its Carnival were represented with a float!
In tune with its time, a new impetus has been breathed into this event in order to produce a modern, high quality spectacle, particularly impressive in its nocturnal version, which becomes an authentic sound and lights show. Modernity and tradition are, more than ever, the key words of a third millennium Carnival. Modernity, with its innovative and creative procession, while remaining attentive to safeguarding the environment at the heart of all the activities in the town. Tradition, by maintaining strong symbols associated with the history of the Nice Carnival.
This period offers a marvellous opportunity to discover Nice in the winter: The mild weather, the luminosity of the blu sky and the art of living on the French Riviera. In order to make the most of its sites, its rich cultural and artistic heritage and its gastronomy…and also our B&B Villa Kilauea in Côte d’Azur