The Carnival of Nice alone justifies a stay in Nice. It is world famous and attracts nearly a million visitors of all nationalities every year. The event usually takes place usually over a two-week period in February. over 1,500 artists come from the four corners of the globe to bring the 14-metre high floats to life as well as the battle of flowers, which is a parade of 20 floats with over 100,000 flowers thrown to the public, 90% of these flowers grow in the hills of the region!
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