Nice Carnival, south of France. Between February-April depending on the year.
European Festivals are not as dull as they may sound!
Italy’s Venice Carnival, for example, is one of the most colourful events in Europe, set in an exquisite location and with little chance of robbery on your person.
Or there’s the mad Edinburgh Festival, one of many world-beating summer festivals that will knock your dull brown socks off.
One of our favourites is the Nice Carnival in the south of France where even tho’ it’s early in the year the chance of the weather being sunny and warm is quite high. Furthermore there’s plenty of accommodation, getting there is easy for Europeans, the festival sites are spacious, the architecture is attractive and the food is good.
If you want to ensure easy communication and organised facilities then English speaking UK festivals are plentiful and increasingly interesting, though the weather is unreliable and getting concert tickets requires forward planning or a big wad.
Calendar Dates are sometimes unconfirmed and occasionally unreliable, so check before booking. TBC/A = To Be Confirmed/Announced