The earliest records establish its existence in 1294 when the Count of Provence, Charles Anjou, spent "the joyous days of carnival". This probably makes the Nice Carnival the original carnival celebration.
Today the event attracts over a million visitors to Nice every year. The Carnival spans a two-week period with the final day on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).
The 2014 theme will be The King of Gastronomy.
- "The Theme". Carnival 2014 Nice. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
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