Nice Carnaval Events
Parades take place on three or four afternoons or evenings a week during the Carnaval period, and most are free, so you can save your cash for some luxury shopping or a more upmarket hotel.
There’s always an admission charge for the Bataille des Fleurs, but it’s well worth shelling out for.
The final weekend of the Carnaval in Nice includes a popular Bartenders Race, and the year’s Carnaval King is burned in the sea on the last night, followed by a fantastic firework display.
The parade route changes slightly each year but usually follows part of the Promenade des Anglais.
Tickets for the stands are more expensive, but the cheapest allow you watch along the roadside.
Buy from the Nice Tourist Office if you like to plan in advance, or purchase from the stalls set up on the Promenade.
If you’re a planner, you might also want to pick up a French Riviera Pass with offers on attractions– buy online, or stop off and ask the helpful tourist office staff.