Bibendum, the Michelin Man, gets the finishing touch in preparation for to the Nice Carnival. The theme of the carnival this year is 'King of Gastronomy'. - Photo EPA
Final touches to culinary-themed floats before Nice Carnival.
THE French take their love for food to the streets of Nice in one of the biggest carnivals in the world on Feb 14. This year, the theme is “King of Gastronomy”, and the floats in the procession have been decorated with all things culinary.
The Nice Carnival goes on for over two weeks until Fat Tuesday, which falls on March 4, the day before the beginning of Lent, the period of fasting in the Christian calendar.