The Queen of the Nice Carnival 2020

Coming soon

Carnaval de Nice takes place from February 17 to March 03, 2024
The King of Pop Culture!

The Nice Carnival is a 15-day celebration in the city! From mid-February to early March.
Parades of Corsi Carnavalesques (day and night) and flower battles, entertainment, shows... are organized.
In 2024, the theme was the "King of Pop Culture", the Carnival of the great figures of Manga, video games and series!

The Nice Carnival is a not-to-be-missed event on the Côte d'Azur.
Burlesque and magical shows, extravagant floats, big heads and elegant flower battles await you!
The 2025 program has not yet been announced, but find out about the 2024 program in the meantime.

Nice Carnival 2024 program

During 15 days of night and day, come to discover the achievements of artists.
In the program, illuminated carnival procession, floats decorated with flowers, all in a festive atmosphere with dancers, music...

The Nice Carnival, France

Illuminated parade


- Saturday 11 February > 14:30
The 150th Anniversary Parade

- Saturday 11 February > 20:30
Carnival corso with lights.

- Sunday 12 February > 15:00
Flower Battles

- Tuesday, February 14 > 20:30
Carnival lighted corso

- Wednesday 15 February > 14:30
Flower Battles

- Friday 17 February > 20:30
Lou Queernaval

- Saturday 18 February > 14:30
Flower Battles

- Saturday 18 February > 20:30
Carnival lighted corso

- Tuesday, February 21 > 20:30
Carnival lighted corso

- Wednesday, February 22 > 14:30
Flower Battles

- Saturday 25 February > 14:30
Flower Battles

- Saturday, February 25 > 20:30
Carnival lighted corso

- Sunday, February 26 > 16:00
Closing Ceremony King's Cremation
Program communicated subject to change


The Battle of the Flowers

The Narcissus Tank - Carnival of Nice

Discover the opening ceremony ?

From 2:30 pm, the big parade of the 150th anniversary starts at Place Masséna.
In the heart of Nice, come and attend the 150th Carnival of Nice with a sound and light show
During 1h30 all the participants of the carnival parade:

  • The King and Queen
  • Carnavallon (satirical newspaper)
  • Carnival and floral floats
  • Carnival heralds (messengers) from the city's districts
  • Flag bearer,
  • Musical groups
  • Dancers

The ceremony is free for children 0-12 years old.

The Carnival King

The King of Fashion takes the stage

Closing Ceremony

See you at the end of February for the closing ceremony.
This is the last day of Carnival, when the King is traditionally cremated.

From 4pm onwards, the parade of the carnival people and the Big Heads will start for 2 hours.
This Carnival will be closed by a fireworks display and a great popular and free party.

What is the Carnival Village?

Animations, shows, and food stands are organized free of charge.
Installed for the duration of the Carnival, the village is located in the heart of Nice on the Coulée Verte.

drum band music village entrance

Photo credit @Ville de Nice

The Square Général Leclerc gives place to artistic animations, food stands, workshops and shows for the young and the old.

theatre piece village carnival coule verte promenade du paillon

Photo credit @Ville de Nice


Rates and Hours
- Entrance to the Village: FREE
- Opening hours of the Village: from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
- The Village is open for the duration of the Carnival from February 10th to 26th 2023

Address :
Square du Général Leclerc on the Paillon promenade, near the Aston hotel.

The Nice Carnival

Chinese dancers at the Nice Carnival

Parade exhibition

Next to the Place Masséna, each day the corsos of the day will be on display.


Nice Carnival 2020

Spectacular entrances to the stage

Free tickets for costumers

If you are dressed up during the illuminated carnival corsi and the Grand Corso you can enter for free. The free places are to be collected at the entrance of the pedestrian zones A, B or C (within the limit of the places available per zone).

brazilian dance troupe musicians

Photo credit @Ville de Nice


Prices for the Nice Carnival


Adult Rates


Grandstands (Zone A) Pedestrian zones (Zone A) Pedestrian zones (zone B and C)
150th Anniversary Grand Corso 32 € 17 € 10 €
Battle of the flowers 28 € / 14 €
Illuminated Corso Carnavalesque
28 € 14 € 7 €

Children's rates


Grandstands (Zone A) Pedestrian zones (Zone A) Pedestrian zones (zone B and C)
150th Anniversary Grand Corso 10 € 5 € FREE
Flower battles 10 € / 5 €
Illuminated carnival procession 10 € 5 € FREE

Rates for PRMs


Grandstands (Zone A) Pedestrian zones (Zone A) Pedestrian zones (Zone B and C)
150th Anniversary Grand Corso 11 € FREE FREE
Battle of the flowers 11 € / FREE
Illuminated Carnival Corso 11 € FREE FREE

2 SHOWS PACKAGE (1 illuminated carnival parade & 1 flower battle): 45 €.

* All free entries require a ticket

Do not forget for the big and small, dress up from head to toe, the corsi will be free!