Cool Places to See Flowers: The Bataille de Fleurs in Nice, France

Every February, the picturesque city of Nice, France hosts the largest carnival in the country. This year, the Nice Carnival is celebrating its 140th birthday with the theme “King of the Five Continents.” The main attraction during the 3 week winter festival is the world-famous Bataille de Fleurs or the Battle of Flowers, where elaborate, larger-than-life  flower-covered floats are paraded down the street with extravagantly costumed models throwing thousands of flowers into the audience. For the spectators, half the fun is trying to catch the flying flowers.

Bataille de Fleurs in Nice, France Bataille de Fleurs, Nice, France Battle of the Flowers, NIce, France Battle of the Flowers (bataille de fleurs) at the Nice Carnival in France.

The flower parades take place several times during the festival. Not only do these bright, vibrant parades bring the city to life, they highlight the quality and variety of flowers grown in the French Riveria. The flowers used in the battle are grown in the region, including mimosas, lilies, gerbera daisies and roses.

Along with the parade floats, spectators can look forward to musical performers, street artists, and dancers. It’s not too late to enjoy the festivities. The festival runs from February 15th until March 6th, 2013. Have fun!

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About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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