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Access to events

  • Get there early: Checks will be carried out at the entrances to the Carnival events. To avoid long queues, you are advised to arrive one hour before the start time.
  • Use the correct entrance: To gain access to your reserved seats, you must use the designated entrance shown on your tickets (see the numbered entrances on the route map).
    Ticket holders who present themselves at the wrong entrance will be redirected.

The Batailles de Fleurs take place on the same site as the Corsi, i.e. in Place Masséna and around the Jardin Albert 1er gardens.

Length of the parades: approx. 1½ hours

Traffic restrictions

On the days of the events, traffic restrictions are put in place in Nice city centre.

Roads closed three hours before the Corsi

  • Promenade des Anglais: eastbound and westbound traffic
  • Gambetta as far as Avenue Max Gallo (formerly Av. des Phocéens)
  • Avenue Max Gallo (formerly Av. des Phocéens) from Promenade des Anglais to Place Masséna
  • Tunnel Liautaud, from the Phocéens entrance to the Port exit
  • Tunnel du Congrès
  • Boulevard Jean-Jaurès as far as Descente Crotti
  • Avenue Félix-Faure, from Rue Gubernatis to Place Masséna
  • All of Avenue de Verdun
  • All of Rue Saint-François de Paule
  • Quai des Etats-Unis: eastbound and westbound between Avenue Max Gallo (formerly Av. des Phocéens) and Place du 8 Mai
  • Quai Rauba Capeu, westbound

 

Recommended roads to use

  • In both directions: Voie Mathis, A8
  • Westbound: Boulevard Carabacel / Rue de l’Hôtel des Postes
  • Eastbound: Boulevard Gambetta / Rue Maréchal Joffre

Transport and parking

  • Access from the west:
    We recommend that you park in Parcazur Las Planas car park (motorway exit 54 “Nice Nord” – free parking in exchange for a return ticket) and take the tram, getting off at “Jean Médecin” for both the Batailles de Fleurs and the Corsi.

 

  • Access from the east:
    We recommend that you park in Parcazur Pont-Michel car park (motorway exit 55 “Nice Est” – free parking in exchange for a return ticket) and take the tram, getting off at “Garibaldi” for both the Batailles de Fleurs and the Corsi.

Parking

There are a number of car parks near the event sites.
  • For events starting at 2.30 pm, roads are closed from 11.30 am.
  • For events starting at 9 pm, roads are closed from 6 pm (on Saturdays, they will not reopen between the two events).

The following public car parks will be closed during the road closure times: Sulzer, Masséna and Plaza. No entry to Parking Ruhl, but exit permitted

Car parks open but with modified access:

  • Palais Masséna and Palais de la Méditerranée: accessible with special measures
  • Saleya: obligatory exit via Les Ponchettes, towards the port
  • Corvesy: entry via Rue Alexandre Mari – traffic flow inverted, with exit via Calada Escoffier

 

our parking special offers

Parking offer 5 € / 5H

Present your day's entry ticket to the battle of flowers or carnival parade and get the 5 € / 5H parking offer at Nicetoile, Port Lympia and Parking du Phare car parks.

Go to the park manager's office (at the reception of your car park) with your ticket.