A break on the Côte d’Azur for the famous Nice Carnival
It's time for the event we've all been waiting for! The Nice Carnival is back with 15 days of excitement. Thousands of visitors from all over the world flock to it and once you experience it for yourself, you'll see why! Carnival Corsos and flower battles bring Nice to life from February 11th to 26th. This year is extra special as the Nice Carnival celebrates its 150th anniversary. So book your stay at the Hôtel Khla now to put you in the heart of the action and be part of the third biggest carnival in the world.
The traditional Nice Carnival is back this year with the King of the World's Treasures theme. Expect majestic floats, show-stopping parades and fabulous events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Carnival King's reign.
You'll be blown away by all the work the carnival acts have put in. Craftsmen spend almost a year working on their big heads and floats. Thousands of performers spend months rehearsing to put on magical shows.
The festival goes all out, day and night, for 15 days. Nice bursts with parades, flower battles and illuminated Corsos. The Carnival King comes to Place Masséna on February 11th to launch the event and will be there throughout the festival.
So dress up and live it up!
A stay on the French Riviera for the famous Nice Carnival - Credit : Summer Hotels
Nice Carnival schedule:
1- The 150th anniversary great parade
The 2023 Nice Carnival gets under way at 2.30pm on February 11th with the 150th anniversary Great Parade. It promises to be quite a show with carnival and flower floats alongside performance artists. The 150th anniversary Great Parade will have a special guest: the Rio Carnival.
2- Illuminated Carnival Corso
At 8.30pm on Saturday and Tuesday, the floats light up to illuminate the carnival parade and put on a 1.5 hr show. Children and adults will be dazzled by the sounds and lights.
3- Flower Battle
It's time to unleash some flower power! Take part in the famous flower battle on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoon. Actors and artists in incredible costumes join the floats adorned with floral designs and throw flowers at spectators.
4- Lou Queernaval
In keeping with tradition in Nice, Friday February 17th sees the biggest gay carnival in France come to town. A carnival experience celebrating and embracing togetherness, inclusion and diversity. A show-stopping event with feathers, glitz and make-up for the kind of over-the-top parade we all love.
The Hôtel Khla launch for the Nice Carnival
Hôtel Khla is now part of the Summer Hotels group and getting ready to open for the 2023 Nice Carnival. Guests have a new home from home in a recently renovated hotel with 68 rooms.
Its location in the Thiers neighbourhood is ideal for exploring Nice. A stone's throw from Nice Ville train station, drop off your luggage and head straight out to visit Nissa la Bella.
Hop onto tram line 1 next door to the hotel to take you all over Nice stopping at Place Masséna, Vieux-Nice and Place Garibaldi.
The Thiers district is a favourite among locals. It's always buzzing and packed with great places to visit: bars, restaurants, market, shops etc.
The city centre location puts you within a few minutes' walk of Place Masséna, the HQ for the iconic Nice Carnival. You have front row seats for the biggest winter event!
Be one of the first to stay at Hôtel Khla Nice. Make the most of the hotel's prime location for a weekend visiting Nice and experiencing the Nice Carnival, the biggest show in France!