A festive air in the Paris streets
A festive walk, plenty of performances, a musical parade: the Paris Carnival is a fun and festive event which has been immensely popular since its revival in 1997.
After a 50 year period without a carnival in the French capital, the age old tradition was brought back, the highlight being dimanche Gras (fat Sunday), when a great parade winds its way across Paris from Place Gambetta to the Hôtel de Ville. The cow at the head of the procession evokes the Promenade du Bœuf-Gras, the other name for the Paris Carnival in days gone by.
The Paris Carnival is above all a popular festival which unites people from all walks of life, locals, visitors, actors, artists, jugglers, musicians, street performers and so on.
Gambetta Metro (line 3)
- start: Gambetta plaza at 2:00 PM
- along Gambetta Avenue to Menilmontant district
- to the right: Menilmontant Boulevard
- along Belleville Boulevard
- to the left: Faubourg du Temple Street
- finish: République Plaza around 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 2d 2014
Admission fees and rates