Nice Carnival is one of the largest carnivals in the world. There are 15 days (and nights) of carnival parades with fantastically decorated floats and gigantic papier-mâché figurines made by the Carnavaliers. During the Flower Parade, extravagantly dressed characters throw 100,000 flowers into the crowd along the Promenade des Anglais and more than 1,000 dancers and musicians from around the world perform at the carnival. By night the floats are illuminated for the Parade of Lights. The 2015 carnival, with the theme ‘King of Music’, will take place 13 February to 1 March. If you’re coming from outside Nice, book accommodation as far ahead as possible as the place will be packed out.
Boscolo Exedra Nice, Autograph Collection Hotel Aston La Scala
Hôtel West End Promenade des Anglais
• Flight time from Cambridge: 2h
• Distance from Cambridge: 680 miles
• Nice Airport
• Mid February
• Airport to central Nice in 15 minutes