2020 "King of Fashion" Nice Carnival

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This year's Nice Carnival runs from February 15th to 29th and celebrates fashion. The Carnival King celebrates one of the 20th century's most famous designers for the occasion: Karl Lagerfeld. The Nice Carnival is a one-of-a-kind must-do for kids and adults alike near the Hôtel Locarno in Nice. Keep the event's magic alive as you step into your 3* hotel with surprises galore.

Nice's biggest winter event: the Nice Carnival never strays from its traditions with the Carnival King and his Queen arriving on Place Masséna. Their arrival means the biggest carnival in France is ready for the opening ceremony. Make the most of your stay in Nice to party for a fortnight. On the agenda: floats, big heads, flowers and over 50 dance troupes at the Nice Carnival


Feast your eyes on the Carnival Corso and Flower Battle 

  • Carnival Corso:

Head to Place Masséna to watch the jaw-dropping Carnival Corsos at 9pm (exc. Sunday February 23rd at 2.30pm). On the theme of fashionthe Carnival King parades around Place Masséna and Jardin Albert 1er. The Nice Carnival King and Queen are joined by huge floats, street artists, bands and the signature papier mâché big heads. The BAT (Brigade d’Agitateurs de Tribunes) get the crowds buzzing and get audiences involved in the festivities. Be blown away by this awesome February show with over 1000 musicians and dancers in Nice.


2020 "King of Fashion" Nice Carnival
2020 "King of Fashion" Nice Carnival 
  • Flower Battle:

Feast your eyes on the Flower Battle: a one-of-a-kind event. This Nice tradition began in 1876, a few years after the first Nice Carnival. Floats decorated by regional florists parade around central Nice with actresses throwing mimosas and flowers to the public. Go home with a lovely bouquet made from the 250,000 stems used every year.

Top tip: If you dress up you get free entry to the walkway on Place Masséna.

2020 "King of Fashion" Nice Carnival
2020 "King of Fashion" Nice Carnival 

The Hôtel Locarno Nice celebrates the Nice Carnival 

Close to the Promenade des Anglaisthe Hôtel Locarno Nice gets into the spirit of Nice's biggest event and gives you a warm festival welcome. During the Nice Carnival, the team at our 3* hotel dress up to give you a taste of Carnival magic from your arrival and throughout your stay. You're near the heart of the action at the Hôtel Locarno Nice just 2 tram stops away with line 2 on the hotel's doorstep!

This is the first time that the Hôtel Locarno Nice has joined the other hotels in the Summer Hotels group to get dressed up and into the festival spirit. The Best Western Hôtel Lakmi NiceHôtel Florence NiceBest Western Plus Hôtel Brice Garden Nice and Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice in Nice have been in on the action for years. The Menton hotels celebrate the Lemon Festival, February 15th-March 3rd, at the Quality Hôtel Méditerranée Menton and Ibis Styles Menton Centre.

Good times guaranteed for all ages! Book your break at the Hôtel Locarno Nice now to enjoy all the action at the Carnival.