Carnaval in Nice, France


Picture above is from the roof of the Meridian Hotel and shows the 2013 Carnival parade with the King marching down the Promenade des Anglais.

Sunday as His Majesty Carnival dream: the sun, no wind, blue skies and the world by the thousands in the stands and walkways of the Place Massena.

Thus, the “King of the 5 continents” is a new sell out in the heart of Nice on Sunday, surrounded by his accomplices masquerade and many troops of street art and bands, helping to make this colorful parade, a joyous parade and wacky.

Due to a very unfavorable marine weather, the final carnival “King of the 5 continents,” will be held Thursday, March 7 and not the day Wednesday, as planned.

The illuminated parade Tuesday 5 is scheduled at 21 hours. Ditto for the flower battle, Wednesday, March 6, at 14:30.

In contrast, the fireworks Wednesday night is delayed one day: it is postponed to Thursday, March 7.

At 22 hours, the mayor of Nice announce the theme and dates of Carnival 2014.

At 22:05, the king will be incinerated at sea, followed by  fireworks, twenty minutes, over the  Baie des Anges.

At 22:40, lights out. The evening will be free of course.

François Hollande, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin are entitled to their big head in the carnival of Nice, 2013 edition.