Hôtel Locarno: front row seats for the Nice Carnival

Hôtel Locarno: front row seats for the Nice Carnival

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The 150th Nice Carnival! That's right, it's a special year for Nice and its Carnival. His majesty the Carnival King celebrates 150 years on the throne and the whole world is invited to join in the 15 days of festivities. Soak up the magic of the Nice Carnival and its unique experiences on the theme of the King of the World's Treasures. Your holiday destination is brought to life with floats, carnival performances and street theatre groups dressed in fabulous costumes all day and night long.


Every February sees the Nice Carnival brighten up winter. This much-anticipated event is a joyful mood booster for locals and visitors alike. It's the biggest event on the Côte d’Azur.

A fortnight of festivities and amazing performances await with parades of big heads and majestic floats. This year the Carnival is back to celebrate its 150th anniversary on the theme of the King of the World's Treasures! Prepare for a sight for sore eyes.


The Hôtel Locarno celebrates the Nice Carnival

Special Carnival break, spend your weekend at Hôtel Locarno in a party atmosphere. Decorations and entertainment are on the agenda to celebrate the event.

Once again this year, the team at your 3* hotel is dressing up throughout the Nice Carnival to get you involved in the action. Princesses, knights and pirates are your hosts for your entertaining break at the Hôtel Locarno.

A big head has popped up in your 3* hotel's lobby! It's a golden opportunity to take quirky selfies using the accessories and costumes we provide and become a social media star. Remember to tag the hotel @hotellocarnonice on Instagram so we can display your picture as a Polaroid on the social wall!

The hotel's prime location near the Promenade des Anglais puts you within minutes of the parade whether you walk or catch the tram. You have front row seats to enjoy the show.

His Majesty the Nice Carnival King 

The Carnival King gets the party started every year. He reigns over Nissa la Bella from his throne on Place Masséna throughout the Carnival
You can spot the King's float because it towers over the rest at 15m. It reached a record-breaking 17m high in 2014 for the King of Gastronomy.


The Flower Battle, the pride and joy of the Côte d’Azur:

The Flower Battles have been held on the Promenade des Anglais since 1876. Performers in costume flutter on floats and throw armfuls of flowers into the crowds. Most of the flowers are grown in the region so they capture the South of France and create a feast for the senses. The star of the show: mimosas


Closing events 

Sunday February 26th marks the end of the Nice Carnival. Squeeze every last drop out of the event on Quai des États-Unis. As tradition dictates, the Carnival King is burnt and a fireworks display ends the annual festival.

The Nice Carnival - Credit Summer Hotels

The best way to experience the Nice Carnival is to get involved. Soak up all the local Nice traditions and explore countless more. So book your stay at our 3* hotel now for a 100% carnival experience!