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Tickets and Reservations

Map of the Carnaval Layout Photo, Nice, France

Reservations can be made at Nice or by mail (regular post). Online reservations are, unfortunately, not possible.

Prices are as follows:

  • Flower Processions (Saturdays), Light Parades (Saturdays), and the Grand Closing Parade: Tribune: 120 Francs - Entrance: 60 Francs.
  • Carnival Parades (Sundays), Flower Processions (Wednesday): Tribune : 100 Francs - Entrance : 50 Francs
  • Children: Children under 8 years of age have free access to standing areas or seated on parents laps in tribunes.
  • There are also discounts for disabled persons who have a card showing at least 80% disability. Reserved area: 50 Francs for the disabled person and one accompanying person, Tribune seats: 80 Francs for the disabled person.

    Remember there is free entry to standing areas for people in fancy dress (costumes) for the Carnaval and Light Parades!

    In Nice, individual tickets may be bought at:
  • Office du Tourisme & des Congrès, 5 Promenade des Anglais. From Monday January 29 to Saturday February 3: 9am - 5.30pm. From Monday February 5 to Tuesday February 27: 9am - 5.30pm.
  • Office du Tourisme & des Congrès, Gare SNCF (main railway station), Avenue Thiers. From Monday February 5 to Tuesday February 27: 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm
  • Payment accepted in cash or VISA credit card.

    On the day of the event, external ticket offices will sell tickets for each event. Flower Processions and Carnival Parades: from 11am. Parades of Lights: from 6:30pm. Payment accepted in cash.

    To buy tickets by mail (regular post), you'll need to fill out an order form which you can find online here:
    Postal Order Form
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