Festivities on the French Riviera

Discover the French Riviera, a land of tradition, in February to enjoy a festival of colors, sunny weather, and many local festivities.

The Côte d’Azur offers an idyllic setting even in winter. With its magnificent coastal scenery, picturesque hilltop villages, and rich cultural heritage, this region of southern France promises an unforgettable winter getaway.

In February, the French Riviera is bathed in light and color, with sunny days and mild temperatures. It’s the perfect time to stroll along golden beaches, explore lively markets, and sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine in the region’s many restaurants.

Don’t miss the many local festivals that bring the Côte d’Azur to life in February. From the Fête du Citron in Menton, where giant citrus sculptures light up the streets, to the colorful carnivals of Nice and Cannes, the region abounds in cultural and festive events that celebrate its rich tradition and heritage.

Whether you’re a lover of culture, or gastronomy, or simply in search of relaxation and sunshine, the French Riviera in February will seduce you with its timeless charm and warm atmosphere. Treat yourself to an unforgettable winter getaway on the Côte d’Azur and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty and authenticity of this exceptional destination.


On the mimosa road

From Bormes-les-mimosas to Mandelieu, follow the Côte d’Azur to admire the landscapes adorned with yellow thanks to the mimosa flowers blooming in the villages and the surrounding fields. Many festivities take place to celebrate this golden flower. Enjoy this route of light to discover the charming villages of the French Riviera, some perched in the heights like Grasse, Tanneron, Bormes-les-mimosas, and others more on the seashore like Sainte-Maxime and Le Rayol-Canadel. Each village has different assets and local know-how to appreciate during your walks. From stage to stage, enjoy the sweetness of life in the south of France and its magnificent colored landscapes.

Nice Carnival

Discover the charming city of Nice, its Promenade des Anglais, its historic center and its colorful architecture. Taste the specialties of Nice’s cuisine and enjoy a sunny day on the coast for lunch on the terrace. Enjoy the city during the month of February for its relaxed lifestyle and tranquility. Attend the famous Carnival of Nice, composed of Corsos parading during the day or evening, and the mythical flower battles, a festive and colorful period. Discover our travel on the French Riviera.

Lemon festival in Menton

Menton, city of colors, is well known for its lemons, real gold of the inhabitants of Menton. To celebrate this local product, the city organizes each year the festival of lemons in February. An event not to be missed with colorful citrus Corsos, visits of lemon groves, tasting of lemon products, etc. Menton will charm you with its colorful houses, its 18th century bell tower, and its walk along the beach.

Flowered naval combat of Villefranche-sur-mer

In the port of Villefranche-sur-mer, in February, the flowered naval combat takes place. For the occasion, the typical boats called “pointus” are covered with flowers such as mimosa and carnations, and they parade by distributing flowers to the spectators who come to admire these festivities. A tradition perpetuated since 1902 between colors and flowers.

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