The streets of Nice open up again for the extravagant Carnival! And this years theme is set to be Oscar worthy…King of cinema! As always it will be an unmissable event, with 6 parades, 17 floats of of course the traditional flower parade. Throw those 3D glasses away and prepare for a jaw dropping experience!
The incredible 14 day event starts on the 16th of February and finishes on the 2nd of March! Thousands of worldwide visitors are jetting off to the French Rivera to enjoy the celebrations.
As always we anticipate the debut of the iconic floats that steal the show, for last year Nice Carnival we went behind the scenes with the artist creators of these, Chad Crowe and local artist Kristen. They gave us a great insight to how their creative process works, building the tanks and why they love the Nice carnival! You can view our interview here -
We won't know exactly how the floats will look until they leave the workshop but heres a sneak peak sketch of whats to come -
The programme is as follows -
- Saturday, February 16: 14:30, battle of flowers, 9 pm, carnival illuminated corso.
- Tuesday, February 19: 9 pm, illuminated carnival corso.
- Wednesday, February 20: 14:30, battle of flowers.
- Saturday, February 23: 14:30, battle of flowers, 21h, carnival illuminated corso.
- Sunday, February 24th: 2.30 pm, carnival corso including Parada nissarda.
- Tuesday, February 26th: 9 pm, illuminated carnival corso.
- Wednesday, February 27: 14:30, battle of flowers.
- Saturday, March 2nd: 2.30 pm, flower battle, 9 pm, illuminated carnival corso followed by the incineration of the king.
Booking up fast! Stay YNA’s accommodation for the Nice Carnival 2019! 1 Bedroom apartments –
Le Grand Hotel – Jean-Medecin
A stunning, sunny 5th floor, mezzanine studio flat in the former Grand Hotel; Le Grand Hotel has a magnificent view of the beautiful Promenade de Paillon. With a balcony overlooking the park and a view of the Colline du Chateau.
Liberty – Massena
A magnificent 58m2 5th floor apartment with an 8m2 terrace from which to peruse the city and the distant Maritime Alps beyond. Far above the hustle and bustle but with the freedom of being right at the heart of the city,
Book Liberty - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/liberty/
Eve – The Old Town
Eve has the advantage of being high up in a very traditional Old Town building. This means it has the benefit of a cool breeze passing over the rooftops and into the apartment. It has cool white tiled floors and has a homely feel with French inspired furnishings
Or take a look at our larger apartments available to book for the Nice Carnival
Villa Boron – Mont Boron
Villa Boron is a 5 bedroom gem within walking distance of Nice in the exclusive neighbourhood of Mont Boron. With an outdoor jacuzzi, sea views, indoor pool, 4 terraces and modern open plan living it cleverly combines a sociable space with privacy for large groups
Book Villa Boron - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/villaboron/
Boutique – Carré D’or
Boutique is brand new and elegantly furnished with contemporary clean-cut designs to complement the architecture of this striking new construction. On the fourth floor of this superbly conceived building for 21st century living
Book Boutique - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/boutique/
Monroe – The Old Town
A beautiful example of a very comfortable, modernised, two-bedroom apartment in one of the quieter areas of the Old Town. With a view down onto this traditional street, lined with small boutiques and restaurants
Book Monroe - https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/monroe/