From: Saturday, Feb 16th, 2019
To: Saturday, Mar 2nd, 2019
Nice Carnival 2019
More than 1 million people will descend upon the beautiful city of Nice on the French Riviera for the annual Carnival festivities. It is one of the top 3 carnivals in the world rivaling Rio for its stunning floats, fireworks and party atmosphere. In fact, it was Isabel, daughter of the Emperor Pedro 1st of Brazil, who brought back the idea of introducing the procession into their own Carnival in Nice!
Carnival in the French Riviera!
Every year Nice celebrates a colourful traditional Carnival in the modern era in its current form when the floats and tribunes made their appearance in 1873. The floats are stunning huge creations, often with a theme reflecting contemporary events, politics and world events. There are also a series of fun runs, Carnival Swim heats and street parties. Most people however come for the main parades. There are two types of parades.
THE CARNIVAL PARADE BY DAY OR NIGHT
On the Place Masséna and around the Jardin Albert 1er, 18 allegorical or burlesque floats will parade accompanied by entertainment elements, street art and international musical groups. These Carnival Parades take on the appearance of initiation journeys… The whole universe in 90 minutes.
THE FLOWER PARADE
Beside the sea, on the Promenade des Anglais,the grace and elegance of these processions of floats reminds us of the power of the flowers and shows off the floral heritage of the region. A more poetic facet of the Carnival, inseparable from the other more ironic side.
HOW GAY IS NICE?
Nice has one of the largest gay scenes in France, outside of Paris. The Carnival festivities attract French guys from around the country and international visitors from beyond! Most of the gay bars and clubs are located in the Old Town known as Vieux Nice. Other popular venues can be found along the Promenade.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action,
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Recommended Hotels in Nice
The best area to stay in Nice is in the old town close to the bars and clubs or on the Seafront area with the stunning views of the Mediterranean.
5 Star, Most Famous
Palatial landmark offers a heady mixture of French flamboyance and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Hôtel Massena, 4 Star
Great location close to the beach, the main pedestrianized shopping areas and many gay establishments.
Hotel Aston, 4 Star
Great Roof Terracey
4 star hotel a 5-minute walk from the beach and the Old Town with great rooftop terrace.
Hotel Suisse, 4 Star
New, 4 star hotel in the heart of Sitges with beautiful rooms, a skybar with pool and stunning day spa for relaxing!