The Nice Carnival runs from February 15th to 29th 2020 for its 136th outing... it's going to be one to remember. The theme of this year's carnival is the "King of Fashion" and pays tribute to one of the most famous designers of the 20th century, Karl Lagerfeld. Come and experience this unique event during your break at the Hotel Florence Nice. Get a warm festival welcome from the entire team!

Nice Carnival 2019 - King of Cinema - Credit Summer Hotels
Nice Carnival 2019 - King of Cinema - Credit Summer Hotels

Head to Place Masséna from February 15th to 29th 2020 for the 136th Nice Carnival. The world's 3rd most famous carnival after Rio and Venice. As the biggest carnival in France, several thousands of visitors flock to the Nice Carnival from all over the world every year.

This year, his Majesty the King, Queen and their subjects get dressed up to the nines to celebrate fashion and top designers. The Nice Carnival brings visitors 15 days with two major events: the Carnival Corsi and Flower Battles

Be part of one of 3 unforgettable action-packed weekends in a colourful and social atmosphere. Experience the work of over 1800 employees and countless bands from all over the world.


Official 2020 Nice Carnival schedule

Check out the Nice Carnival's colourful schedule and book your stay at the Hotel Florence Nice now:

  • Flower Battle at 2.30pm: Sat 15th, Weds 19th, Sat 22nd, Weds 16th and Sat 29th February 2020.
  • Illuminated Carnival Corso at 9pm: Sat 15th, Weds 18th, Sat 22nd, Tues 25th and Sat 29th February 2020.
  • Parada Nissarda Carnival Corso at 2.30pm: Sun 23rd February 2020.

All the events are held on Place Masséna and around Jardin Albert 1er, within a 5 minute walk of your 3* hotel, in a set-up where the B.A.T. (Brigade d’Animation des Tribunes) get the crowds buzzing. Get dressed up in full costume for free entry to the walkway.

Nice Carnival 2020 poster - Credit Ville de Nice
Nice Carnival 2020 poster - Credit Ville de Nice

Check out the schedule, prices and buy tickets on the official Nice Carnival website.


2019 Nice Carnival in figures

  • 20,000 visitors came to celebrate his Majesty, the Nice Carnival King.
  • 100 years of the Victorine Studios: an event on the theme of cinema
  • 6 lively Corsi with 17 floats 
  • 1600 dancers, artists and musicians 
  • 250,000 flowers and 21 tons of mimosas handed out to the public



Your hotel for the Nice Carnival

Soak up the Nice Carnival's party atmosphere at the Hôtel Florence Nice! The entire team gets dressed up and has surprises in store for the 15-day event. The 1st floor of the hotel has a photo area with fancy dress and a carnival big head to celebrate the event. Share your best shots with us on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtags #NiceCarnaval and #SummerHotels.

Lobby's photo spot at the Hotel Florence Nice - Nice Carnival 2019
Lobby's photo spot at the Hotel Florence Nice - Nice Carnival 2019

The other hotels in the Summer Hotels group are taking part in the festivities too: the Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice, Best Western Plus Hotel Brice Garden NiceBest Western Hotel Lakmi NiceHotel Locarno Nice and our two Menton hotels celebrating the 2020 Lemon Festival at the same time: the Ibis Styles Menton Centre and Quality Hotel Méditerranée Menton.


There's still time to plan your next break under the Southern French sun and experience one of the best shows on the Côte d’Azurthe Nice Carnival! Use your stay at the Hôtel Florence Nice to soak up the city's best squares.