Nice Carnival: your 3* hotel for a memorable show

Nice hosts the 150th anniversary of the Nice Carnival from February 10th to 26th 2023. As the 3rd biggest carnival in the world after Rio and Venice, the Nice Carnival is an unmissable event on the Côte d’Azur. This year's event will be a show-stopper. Get your glad rags out because the carnival acts have a real show for you! The Hôtel Byakko staff are dressed up and can't wait to meet you.


150th anniversary of the Nice Carnival: King of the World's Treasures

Carnival dancers and musicians bring Nice to life in February. What's this year's theme? King of the World's Treasures. Floats, big heads, flower battles and more. Dive into the carnival's fantastic fairytale atmosphere. The performers know how to put on a show!

There's a whole host of things to experience during the fortnight-long festival. Starting with the extra special 150th anniversary Great Parade that brings together everyone involved in the carnival: meet the king, queen, big heads, musicians, dancers and more. If you want a show-stopper, the illuminated carnival Corso is for you. The floats dazzle and light up the night parade. Good times guaranteed. Last but not least, feast your eyes on the iconic flower battles. A riot of colour and aroma!



2023 Carnival schedule

Opening ceremony and Carnival village inauguration: 6.30pm February 10th Place Masséna
150th anniversary Great Parade: 2.30pm on February 11th Place Masséna
Illuminated Carnival Corso: 8.30pm on February 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st and 25th 2023 Place Masséna
Flower Battles: 3pm February 12th and 2.30pm February 15th, 18th, 22nd and 25th Place Masséna.
Lou Queernaval: 8.30pm on February 17th Place Masséna
Closing event: 2pm on February 26th Place Masséna

All the action is happening a 14 minute walk from our 3* hotel. 

For further information about prices, visit the 2023 official Nice Carnival website.

Illuminated carnival procession - Summer Hotels Credit

Your hotel in Nice for the carnival

Since the Nice Carnival is a landmark event on the Côte d’Azur, make your break magical and stay at the Hôtel Byakko. Our 3* hotel in central Nice is a stone's throw from the action. What could be better than experiencing the Carnival Corso or Flower Battle for yourself? The staff at Hôtel Byakko get into the swing of things too: we dress up and host experiences so you have a unique stay with us. Are you ready to celebrate the carnival with us?

As the biggest carnival in France and 3rd biggest in the world, the Nice Carnival is an iconic event on the Côte d’Azur. Whether you're with family, friends, or just the two of you, make the Carnival an unforgettable experience and stay at our 3* hotel! Make the most of your break and check out the restaurants nearby Hôtel Byakko and 5 must-visits whilst you're in Nice.

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