Nice Carnival 2012: "King of Sport"


The highlight of the Riviera in winter, one of the biggest carnival in the world, offers an unforgettable show program & hellip; 17 February to 04 March 2012. Carnival parades, magnified by the huge sets of Place Massena, consist of 20 tanks that tell the story of & ldquo; & rdquo King Sports ;. These giant, colorful parades take place day or night, are animated by more than 1,000 musicians and dancers from around the monde.Dans a unique setting, the Promenade des Anglais, elegant flower battles are a component of Carnival Do not miss. On floats decorated the most beautiful floral compositions, Vetus characters in extravagant costumes launch public mimosas, gerberas, lilies & hellip; For more than 15 days the city is alive with this authentic event and magical & hellip; take a passport for the party and let the magic happen & hellip; just forget the harsh winter in the sun in the French Riviera
the theme for 2012 will be King of Sport, an echo of the London 2012 Olympic events like the dynamics! sports Nice, France and more broadly in the world. A theme so very universal and unifying that will be the heart of the processions, a tribute to all the competitions the next year & hellip;
Corso carnival-

corso consists of 20 tanks designed according to the theme and a number of animation element which 30 pasteboard; it becomes a parade in bright colors which blend the street arts and music groups from around the world. Tanks 2012 will be particularly large, furnished and mechanized; 8 to 20 m high and often overflowing platforms in width as longueur.Cette year's visual identity will be jointly given by staff cartoonists major international newspapers, privileged witnesses of their time, artists have a mastery of local culture, agency and some revelers creative.
Each Carnival is an ephemeral original production. be masker is not a profession but a passion, a vocation. The vast workshop in which these artisans working, called the Carnival House, is transformed into a magical place for a few months. If processes, new techniques and materials have enabled mechanization, articulation and modernization of the subjects, the fundamentals of manufacturing tanks and big heads are the same as the original. Battle of Flowers

Organized initially to entertain the first tourists, the European elite, the flower battles are maintained for honor the work of local producers, dear Alphonse Karr, writer and botanist attached to Nice.
Today, this event promotes the quality and great floral variety Riviera since 80% of the flowers used are produced locally. < br /> the tanks, the number of 20, fully flowered parade on the Quai des Etats Unis and the Promenade des Anglais. This year they will be larger, fully modular, offering a 360 & deg ;.
Corso illuminated Carnival iconic Place, Place Massena found corsi carnival, the starting point of a loop around the Albert 1er garden. On the spot, visual animation will be broadcast on large screens & hellip; In the evening, all the floats are illuminated corsi then illuminate the heart of Nice.


TOURIST AND CONGRESS 5 Promenade Des Anglais 06000