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CaptionIn a unique setting on the Promenade des Anglais the elegant "flower battles" are part of the carnival not to be missed. On floats decorated with the most stunning floral compositions extravagantly dressed characters throw out mimosas gerberas and lilies into the public … For over 15 days the city hums to the rhythm of this genuine fairy-tale event … get a passport for the celebration and let the magic do its work … come and forget the dullness of winter and take in the sun on the French Riviera! The Carnival "King of Music" will show his fans that he has more than one string to his bow and to his guitar! --- --- --- The earliest mention of Carnival merrymaking in Nice goes back to 1294 when the Count of Provence Charles d'Anjou spent the "the joyous days of Carnival" in Nice. Until the 18th century Carnival was punctuated by masked balls and frenzied farandoles in the streets of what is now Old Nice. Any excesses were soon controlled by the "Abbés des Fous" Fools' abbots entrusted by the clergy with supervising the people's revelry. Under the influence of the Carnival of Venice a Carnival in Salons and "Veglioni" private masked balls developed in the course of the 18th century at the expense of the attractions in the street. During the major political and military upheavals caused by the French Revolution and the First Napoleonic Empire Carnival festivities were suspended. In 1830 a first cortège was organized in honour of King Charles-Felix and Queen Marie-Christine rulers of Piedmont-Sardinia. Some thirty carriages paraded in front of the monarchs announcing the future form of Carnival.
HeadlineThe main winter event on the Riviera is one of the largest carnivals in the world offering a programme of unforgettable entertainment … from 13th February to 1st March 2015.
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