NICE CARNIVAL 2020

Did you know that the Carnival in Nice is the original carnival-type celebration ?

We all know about – and even travelled to – the famous Carnival in Rio or in Venice, but few of us are aware that the Nice Carnival is the oldest ever mentioned, namely by the Count of Provence Charles d’Anjou in 1294.

The Nice Carnival is not only one of the major carnivals in the world, but it is maybe the greatest in terms of the complexity of the parade: each year has a special theme which sets the tone for the design of 18 spectacular floats and all the masquerades and connected activities. This is year’ s theme was Le Roi de la Mode, and, for two weeks and over one million people, fashion was keyword on the Riviera.

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