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  • Nice invites to the annual Carnival

    Nice prepares to hold its traditional Carnival – the most significant winter event on Cote d'-Azur and third important world's Carnival. About one million people from all over the world visited Nice (car rental Nice) last year to celebrate this holiday.

    The Nice Carnival will be held for the 128th time this year, its theme will be London 2012 Olympic Games and it will be called “The King of Sport”. On the event's day one at central square local authorities will traditionally handle town keys to enormous papier-mache doll of His Highness Carnival.

    During two weeks Carnival guests will have an opportunity to visit funny, poetic, day-time and night-time parades. Especially for the Carnival there will be built 20 chariots 8-20 meters high and also 50 papier-mache “big heads”.

    One of the main Carnival features is Flowers Parade – about 20 platforms, ornate with daisies, roses, carnations, irises and, of course, famous mimosa – the symbol of spring Nice. Platform will be followed by dancers, musicians, actors and townspeople-carnivaliers, dressed in costumes and masks. Parade moves by Promenade des Angles till evening, when flowers-show changes with spectacular fireworks.

    Carnival will be held from February 17th till March 4th. Ticket price for the pageant varies from €20 to €25 for sitting place on the tribune and €10 for standing place. Car hire France service is a very useful way to visit Nice and its famous Carnival.