Nice Carnival

Nice Carnival


The annual Nice Carnival is back from 17 February to 3 March 2024.

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


The annual theme is Pop-Culture.

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 

Saturday 17 February - Place Masséna - 2.30pm

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 - 8.30pm 

Saturday 17th February 

Tuesday 20th February

Saturday 24th February

Tuesday 27th February

Saturday 2nd March

Daytime Carnival Corsi (parade) - Place Masséna - 2.30pm

Sunday 25th February 


Flower Battle - Place Masséna - 2.30pm

Wednesday 21st February 

Saturday 24th February

Wednesday 28th February

Saturday 02 March

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

02-03 March - 22h45 

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 

Every day from 11am to 6pm


Our hotels and aparthotels are ideally located for attending the festivities :

Walking distance from Place Masséna (epicentre of the festivities) :

Aparthotel AMMI Nice Masséna: 250 m (3 min)

Aparthotel AMMI Nice Lafayette: 400 m (5 min)

Hôtel de France, an AMMI hotel: 800 m (11 min)

Hôtel du Centre, an AMMI hotel: 900 m (12 min)

Aparthotel AMMI Vieux Nice: 900 m (12 min)


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

Book on our website and benefit from a 10% discount with our code ‘WEB’ offer valid throughout the festive period & easter season.


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.