It was on the seafront, along Promenade des Anglais, that the first Flower Parade (Bataille de Fleurs) was held in 1876. Soon, the timid exchanges of bouquets of flowers between the rich winter visitors' decorated carriages developed into a prestigious show, now an integral part of Carnival.
Today,this event promotes the quality and large variety of Riviera flowers as some 90% of flowers used are produced locally.
20 flower covered floats parade along the promenade des Anglais between the Théâtre de Verdure and the Hotel Negresco.
The development and conception of the floats is a long and meticulous task which nonetheless has to be carried out within a very short lapse of time.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE ILLUMINATED CARNIVAL PARADE:
THE KING OF SPORT