Top Three Festivals in Provence in February

In all seasons, Provence celebrates its rich cultural heritage and the beauty of its land with joy. Don’t miss any of the fun, and discover the best of the month via three highlights centered in the Alpes-Maritimes region.
By Mélissa Darré

Nice Carnival (February 13-March 1)

France’s most important carnival and one of the most beautiful in the world, the Nice Carnival is one of the key events of the French Riviera. Floats adorned with flowers and grand parades set the tempo for this prestigious festival on the Promenade des Anglais. Perfect for forgetting your winter blues over two magical weeks in which more than 1,000 musicians and dancers parade day and night.

www.nicecarnaval.com

Lemon Festival in Menton (February 14-March 4)

For 3 weeks, all of Menton participates in the jubilation of the Lemon Festival. After plunging 20,000 leagues under the sea last year, this 82nd edition is inspired by the Orient with “The Tribulations of a Lemon in China.” Be transported on a unique journey, in which the Biovès Gardens are adorned with giant sculptures of citrus fruits in the colors of the Provencal sunshine.

www.fete-du-citron.com

Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu (February 18-25)

A genuine reference for fans of the genre, the Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu invites you to admire the freshly bloomed yellow pompoms that perfume the streets of the village. Between scenic tours and flower parades, the popular tradition will also present musical performances this year to celebrate its 20 years of existence.

www.ot-mandelieu.fr

Nice Carnival
Nice Carnival
Floats adorned with flowers and grand parades set the tempo for this prestigious festival on the Promenade des Anglais
© OTC Nice - Frédéric Santos
Lemon Festival in Menton
Lemon Festival in Menton
After plunging 20,000 leagues under the sea last year, this 82nd edition is inspired by the Orient with “The Tribulations of a Lemon in China.”
© Office de Tourisme de menton - N.Sartore
Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu
Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu
A genuine reference for fans of the genre, the Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu invites you to admire the freshly bloomed yellow pompoms that perfume the streets of the village
© Office du tourisme de Mandelieu

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