AMMI Nice Massena

Nice Carnival

Categories : Culture & History, Events, published on : 1/5/24

The annual Nice Carnival is back to clebrate the Oceans.

Our Carnival is considered to be the 3rd largest in the world, after Rio de Janeiro and Venice.


The annual theme is Oceans.

During the daytime and night-time Carnival Corsi, spectators will be able to admire the King and Queen of Carnival and their subjects. A succession of colourful floats, big-headed sculptures, dancers and circus performers will parade between Avenue Jean Médecin and the Promenade des Anglais.



Opening Parade 

Place Masséna

On the agenda : presentation of the King, Queen and their court to the public.


Carnival Corsi

On the agenda : floats decorated with the annual theme and brought to life by troupes of dancers and circus performers from all over the world, and festive music.

Illuminated Carnival Corsi (parade) - Place Masséna 

Daytime Carnival Corsi (parade) - Place Masséna



Flower Battle - Place Masséna

On the agenda : a shower of flowers on the spectators; a show for all the senses: colourful floats, fragrant flowers, frenzied music, etc. 


Closing Festivities - Promenade des Anglais

On the agenda : Fireworks, Incineration of His Majesty Carnival (the King) and the revelation of the following year's theme.


Carnival Village 

Square Lecler - Promenade du Paillon 


Walking distance from Place Masséna (epicentre of the festivities) : 250 m (3 min)


So don't hesitate to book your accommodation in one of our boutique hotels/aparthotels in Nice city centre. 


AMMI tip : This year, Carnival is taking place at the same time as the Fête du Citron (= Lemon Festival) in Menton.

Kill two birds with one stone and extend your stay to attend these two legendary events on the Côte d'Azur.