Between the 13th and 28th February
2016, the French Riviera city of Nice will become home to Europe?s biggest
party and one of the largest carnivals in the world, the Carnaval de Nice.
For 15 days and 15 nights, the streets of the city will see
numerous colourful parades pass through them, complete with over a thousand
musicians and dancers from around the world, gigantic decorated floats and
incredible figurines made from papier-mâché by the Carnavaliers. Each
procession is made up of 18 floats, promising unforgettable entertainment for
the crowds of thousands they pass as they work their way up to the vibrant
celebrations held on the Place Masséna.
One of the highlights of the carnival is the Flower Parade,
where a host of colourful and extravagantly dressed characters stand on
beautiful floats covered in stunning floral compositions and throw over 100,000
flowers into the crowds lined along the Promenade des Anglais. By night, the
Parade of Lights illuminate in the darkness, creating a magical end to the
sights witnessed throughout the remainder of the carnival.
If you?d like to see the magic and spectacle of the Carnaval
de Nice for yourself this February, don?t hesitate ? book one of our French
villas today for a truly unforgettable stay in the French Riviera.
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