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Carnaval Parades Programme

Shark Float, Carnaval Photo, Nice, France

His Majesty Carnival will arrive on Place Masséna with pomp and ceremony, surrounded by revelers in deafening turmoil amid contagious collective joy. During his ephemeral reign, frivolity will know no bounds; originality and exuberance are required behavior.

The parade will consist of some twenty decorated floats, with musicians from all over the world, troupes of entertainers, and street artists to encourage the public to participate in the various masquerades. On Saturday evenings, "Light Parades" will brighten up the heart of Nice.

On Mardi Gras, which marks the end of Carnaval, a final parade will liven up Place Masséna. The same evening, in keeping with tradition, His Majesty Carnival will march for the very last time, escorted by his executioners to burn in a bonfire by the sea. As always, Lent wins over and fireworks will close the festivities.

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