Nice Carnival begins in France
The Queen of the Nice Carnival 2016's float parades during the 132nd Nice carnival parade.
One of the most popular carnivals across the world, the Nice Carnival starts on February 13 to 28, 2016.
A deminer checks a float before the start of the flower parade during the 132nd Nice carnival.
The King of the Nice Carnival 2016's float parades during 132nd Nice carnival parade.
The carnival processions, comprising 18 floats work their way up to a crescendo of gigantic celebrations on the Place Massena.
Revelers take part in the flower parade during the 132nd Nice carnival.
These giant, colourful parades takes place day and night, with entertainment provided by over 1,000 musicians and dancers from across the world.
Carnival in Nice is a huge colourful street party, with a large number of kids and a neartotal absence of booze.
There are several kidfriendly activities such as painting, skateboarding, and soft adventure sports planned. Even teenagers get busy at the carnival.
It is considered to be the oldest of all carnivals with the first one being held back in 1294. It's now the biggest annual event on the Riviera and one of the biggest carnivals in Europe.