Adventurer's Index, France, Galleries Carnaval de Nice Gallery: Getting Ready for the Big Parade Posted on February 25, 2014March 7, 2018Author Slowlanefrance They take patience, these parades. This is France and things don’t always run like clockwork. Some participants even managed a nap. Some greeted old friends Others mingled with the crowd. Or huddled among themselves While still others waved at the gathering throngs. As the parade began to take shape It was possible to wander around to see the floats. The band got ready And then they were off. Carnaval continues until its grand finale on Tuesday, March 4.