Nice fashion capital - 2020 Carnival

Nice fashion capital - 2020 Carnival

Nice rolls out the red carpet for the carnival from February 15th to 29th 2020. The 2020 Nice Carnival pays tribute to an icon on the theme of fashion: Karl Lagerfeld. One of the world's biggest festivals has an action-packed 15-day schedule just minutes from your 3* hotel: the Best Western Hôtel Lakmi Nice.

The Nice Carnival poster is a nod to the 2020 event's theme. It features a caricature of Karl Lagerfeld as the Carnival King in tribute to Chanel's famous artistic director. Place Masséna and its signature paving stones turn into a catwalk for the floats, big heads and bands to strut their stuff. Which big names from the fashion world do you think will be under the Carnival's spotlight?

The pebble beaches, Azur blue sea and palm trees on the Promenade des Anglais set the stage for over 200,000 visitors from all over the world every year.


Nice fashion capital - 2020 Carnival
Nice fashion capital - 2020 Carnival

The 2020 Nice Carnival schedule

The Nice Carnival has been a show-stopper for almost 150 years. In 2020, the Nice Carnival goes on parade 5 times with the Illuminated Carnival Corso in the evening: the King and Queen parade with a dozen floats, over 130 papier mâché big heads and 1600 artists. During the event, the Carnival Corso parades once a day to celebrate the Parada Nissarda designed by children from Nice associations. The Flower Battle parades on Place Masséna 5 times with models in costume on floats throwing mimosas and flowers in their thousands to the public.

Event dates: 

  • Flower battle at 2.30pm: Sat 15/02, Weds 19/02, Sat 22/02, Weds 26/02 and Sat 29/02.
  • Illuminated Carnival Corso at 9pm: Sat 15/02, Tues 18/02, Sat 22/02 and Sat 29/02
  • Carnival Corso – Parada Nissarda at 2.30pm: Sun 23/02


For further information about prices, visit the Official Nice Carnival website. Dress up to get free entry to the walkway (only for the Carnival Corso, see T&Cs on the Nice Carnival website).


Your hotel in Nice for the Carnival: Best Western Hôtel Lakmi Nice

Nice fashion capital - 2020 Carnival
Nice fashion capital - 2020 Carnival


Stay a stone's throw from Place Masséna at a magical hotel to enjoy the Cote d’Azur's biggest event. The Best Western Hôtel Lakmi Nice helps you plan your stay and has surprises galore!

Soak up the festival spirit at the other hotels in the independent Azur Summer Hotels group. Head to the Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice, Hôtel Florence Nice, Best Western Plus Hôtel Brice Garden Nice, Hôtel Locarno Nice and two hotels in Menton which celebrate the 2020 Lemon Festival at the same time: Quality Hôtel Méditerranée Menton and Ibis Styles Menton Centre.


Enjoy the 136th Carnival during a stay at the Best Western Hôtel Lakmi Nice. It's the perfect place to enjoy the festivities within a 5 minute walk of Place Masséna. There are still some rooms available so book your stay soon on our website.