The 2013 edition of the Carnaval de Nice is underway, after a spectacular opening ceremony in Place Masséna on Friday night.
The King and Queen of Carnaval arrived in fine style into a packed Place Masséna on Friday night, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. There was plenty of other entertainment on offer, with Theater Tol amazing the gathered masses with their high-flying ‘Pedaleando Hacia El Cielo‘ act, followed by a song and dance performance by local school children.
The first Bataille des Fleurs took place on Saturday afternoon, followed by the Corso Carnavalesque that night. This morning, Sunday, saw the newest addition to the Carnaval lineup, the Rock ‘n’ Roll 10 Miles race, with over 3,000 entrants.
The action continues throughout the week, and a detailed programme of events is available on the Carnaval de Nice official website. For more pictures from Carnaval, do check out the gallery on our Facebook page.