Flower parade - Carnival - French Riviera

Corso Lavandou 19 March, 2017 | Corso Bormes 26 February, 2017 | Cavalaire 11-12 February 2017 | Sainte-Maxime 4-5 February 2017 | Nice Carnival 11-25 February 2017 | Menton 84th Lemon Festival 11 February- 01 March 2017 | Mimosa parade La Napoule 15-22 February 2017 | Grand Carnival Cogolin 19 March, 2017

Cavalaire-sur-Mer | Mimosa parade | 11-12 February 2017
79th Corso Bormes-les-Mimosas | February 26, 2017
Corso Bormes

Flower parade Lavandou | "Royal" | March 19, 2017
Corso Lavandou 2016
Nice Carnival | King of Energy | February 11-25, 2017
Carnaval 2017 Nice
Carnival history and tradition
The flower carnival originates from Egypte and Greece. These countries coming from paganism used to celebrate respectively the Apis bull and the Bacchus bull, they were being immolated while people danced and were screaming of joy. Before that, a human victim replaced the bull. From 1420 the carnival consisted of a bull adorned of feather and dazzling objects and clothes, and a child, king of the butchers that was perched on its back. This practice was abolishes in 1790 and restored in 1805. After that, the king of the butchers was replaced by a float full of young girls wearing mythologycal ceremonials of Love (hence the Queen's float). Then the Corso got its inspiration from Italy with floats decorated by leaves and branches, pulled on the main street by participants allowed to make fun of the local key figures. From 1950 the corsos in the South became a tourist show with majorettes, bands, flower battles, paying stand, tractors, amusement rides... losing all their villager and religious roots....

C.G.I. Billon

Agnes Malecki
Camp du Domaine

La Meridienne

Carte littoral varois Hyères les Palmiers La Londe les Maures Bormes les Mimosas Le Lavandou Le Rayol Canadel Cavalaire sur Mer La Croix Valmer Saint Tropez


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