Carnival Time in Nice Feb14th – March 4th

Don’t miss out on Nice’s biggest and craziest event of all time…the Carnaval de Nice!

affiche_2014Nice’s landmark event that has actually been present since the middle ages, continues to draw in over 1 million visitors through the course of the 2 week event with 600,000 spectators gleefully watching and participating in this magnificent display of creativity, music and dance.

This year’s theme will be the “King of Gastronomy” with Germany as being the special selected guest this year.  This year’s theme is set to launch the revival of the “Cuisine Nissarde” label, an initiative by the municipality to promote the regional produce by honoring those restaurants that withhold the Nicoise tradition in their menus.

With all this food, we need some exercise!

In it’s second consecutive year, the Rock-n-Roll Carnaval 10 mile run will accompany the festivities. Suit up in your festive garb and throw on your running shoes for the most festive run of your life!  3,000 runners participated last year and is expected to to exceed 5,000 this year on February 16th at 9am.

And if that is not enough exercise for you, there will be a giant Zumba class on the Promenade des Anglais from midday.

Bring your kids, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles for the biggest social celebration on the French Riviera!  Viva la bella Nissa!!