2019 Nice Carnival

2019 Nice Carnival

Nice Carnival is the biggest carnival in France and one of the world's most famous. A hundred million spectators flock to the Côte d’Azur's most popular event every winter held from February 16th to March 2nd 2019. The theme for this year's Nice Carnival is the Cinema. The Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice is ideally located a stone's throw from Place Masséna. The whole team will give you a carnival-worthy welcome!


 Hotel near the Nice Carnival 


The Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice reflects the Nice Carnival in terms of how close it is to the event venue and its enthusiastic teams who dress up for the duration of the festival every year. 

Our 4* hotel greets you in fancy dress so you can soak up the magical atmosphere at the Nice Carnival. Every year the media showcases this special feature popular with clients such as the report by France 3 Côte d’Azur in 2016.

To encourage clients to get into the swing of things with us, there's a photocall in the hotel lobby with a large carnival head and fancy dress. Clients can have fun trying on the accessories and share their photos on social networks using the hashtags #CarnavaldeNice and #SummerHotelGroup.

The team of the Best Western Plus Hotel Massena Nice disguised for the Carnival of Nice 2018


2019 Nice Carnival on the Cinema theme


The 135th Nice Carnival puts the spotlight onto the King of Cinema from February 16th to March 2nd 2019.

The theme celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Victorine Studios. The Victorine Studios in Nice opened in 1919 and have seen countless talented directors pass through including François Truffaut, Jacques Demy, Alfred Hitchcock, Woody Allen and Marcel Carné.

Fancy playing the main role? Book your hotel for the Nice Carnival for the best price now.

Carnival of Nice 2019 poster - © Nice Carnival


The festival schedule 


An event bursting with colour and confetti held a stone's throw from the Best Western Hôtel Plus Masséna Nice between Place Masséna and Jardin Albert 1er. The 2019 Nice Carnival schedule has a heady blend of carnival parades and flower battles for two fantastic weeks.

You can count on a good time in Nice with 6 carnival parades by day and by night as well as 17 floats and over 1000 dancers and musicians from all over the world.

Carnival corsi - Battle of the flowers 2018

Carnival parade dates:

  • Saturday February 16th at 9pm
  • Tuesday February 19th at 9pm
  • Saturday February 23rd at 9pm
  • Sunday February 24th at 2.30pm (Parada Nissarda)
  • Tuesday February 26th at 9pm
  • Saturday March 2nd at 9pm (king bonfire).


There are also lots of flower battles scheduled during the Nice Carnival. Models dressed in fabulous costumes based on the event's theme give out flowers from their floats. Expect exhiliration and excitement!


Flower battle dates:

  • Saturday February 16th at 2.30pm
  • Wednesday February 20th at 2.30pm
  • Saturday February 23rd at 2.30pm
  • Wednesday February 27th at 2.30pm
  • Saturday March 2nd at 2.30pm.


View full price information, the official schedule and times on the official 2019 Nice Carnival website 




The group's other hotels in Nice are getting involved in the fancy dress and photocall project. So you can get the full Nice Carnival experience from our 4 hotels in Nice: Best Western Plus Hôtel Brice Garden Nice, Best Western Hôtel New York Nice and Hôtel Florence Nice.

Nice Carnival 2018 - © Summer Hotel Group


During the Lemon Festival held in Menton at the same time, the teams at the Quality Hôtel Menton Méditerranée and Ibis Styles Menton are also dressing up for your arrival. Stay in the heart of the Nice Carnival and Lemon Festival  in a Summer Hotel Group hotel.