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Nice Carnival with families

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The No 1 event on the Côte d’Azur, the Nice Carnival attracts visitors from around the world. The origins of the “Corso Carnavalesque” can be traced back to 13th century when the population would treat themselves to a period of partying and good food right before Lent. The modern version of the Nice Carnival was created in 1873 when a festival committee was created. This committee instigated parades of floats and cavalcades, and installed the first paying stands. Three years later, Alphonse Karr created the first flower battle, which today is one of the highlights of the event.

The Nice Carnival, which lasts for two weeks in February, takes a route which runs close to the hotel, around Place Masséna and the Promenade du Paillon park. Throughout these fifteen days, numerous flower battles are organised. From floats resembling great floral compositions, extravagant people and beautiful hostesses throw thousands of flowers to the public, spreading the fresh, sweet scents of mimosas, gerberas and lilies along the route. On some evenings, the Corso Carnavalesque is lit up and offers spectators and families a parade of illuminated floats, musical groups and street artists. Other events during this festive period include the maritime flower battle (at Villefranche-sur-Mer), a gastronomic lunch served at the Grande Roue ferris wheel and the Parada Nissarda parade. 

Discover Nice

Its events and festivals

Nice tourism

The Côte d’Azur’s capital is the ideal place for a holiday. The Promenade des Anglais, the sun-bathed beaches, Place Masséna, Old Nice and Cours Saleya, the tree-lined gardens, the museums, the carnival, the jazz festival - Nice really is the capital of joie-de-vivre.

Promenade des Anglais

Nice owes its international fame to the Promenade des Anglais. Stretched along the Baie des Anges, it was originally just a 2 metre-wide path created in 1820 by a visiting English vicar using his own funds. Baptised the “chemin des Anglais” (the English path) by the local population, the enlarged pathway was inaugurated in 1931 by one of Queen Victoria’s sons.

Place Masséna

Built in the middle of the 19th century, Place Masséna, an icon of Nice, is a must-see right by the hotel. On the north side, you’ll find elegant buildings and arcades adorned with Pompeiian red. On the east side, you’ll get beautiful views looking towards the hills.

Old Nice

Until the 18th century, the old town was the entire city of Nice. In these picturesque surroundings, admire the Baroque palaces and churches, the colourful façades and the quaint little streets.  At the heart of Old Nice, experience Cours Saleya, with its warm and lively market.

Nice and its beaches

As a certified child-friendly “Famille Plus” destination, Nice has an array of activities for young and old alike. With such a nice climate, you’ll want to make the most of its numerous beaches. 15 private beaches and 20 public beaches stretch out over 7 km. The water is high-quality and meets European standards.

Notre-Dame

The Basilica of Notre-Dame is the largest church in Nice and is the first modern religious building. Inspired by Angers Cathedral, it is ornamented with stained glass windows from the 19th century, and features two square towers and a rose window representing scenes of the Assumption.

Boat rental

Interested in a trip on a high-performance and glamorous Italian boat? We offer half- or full-days rentals of an Invictus 280 GT, which can host up to 8 people. It’s the perfect boat for sweet escapes to the Baie des Anges or the Lérins Islands.