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The Venitien Carnival in Annecy

The Venitien Carnival in Annecy

History of Venitian Carnival in Annecy

March 1996 saw the beginning of the event in Annecy; the town is highlighted during three days with Italian colours and more specifically The venetian ones. This year, Annecy's Venetian Carnival will take place from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February 2024. This Carnival gets bigger and bigger each year and became very important in the city; it’s now one of the most expected events during the year in Annecy.
At the beginning, the Carnival was held only during one day and there were almost 150 masks in the parade. It’s only in 2006 that the Venetian Carnival begun to last 3 days, and it was conclude by a presentation on a podium which was installed in front of the town hall (Place Saint Francois), but now, because of the increase of guests and masks, the presentation is held inside the Europe gardens. 

The carnival

The streets of old Annecy, the Pâquier and the Jardins de l'Europe are the seeting for this year's magnificient carnival. In a lovely atmosphere, hundred of persons dressed with amazing traditional costumes and beautiful masks will parade before the spectators. A complete disorientation with Italian look-a-like which takes place each year in Annecy called “The Venice of the Alps” thanks to the beauty of the town and to different canals in the old Annecy.

Event program

Friday :  A night parade in the Bonlieu Forum from 6 to 8pm.
Saturday & Sunday : From 10am to 6pm; free parade on le Pâquier, inside the different parks and in the streets. From 2pm, masks will parade on a podium inside the Europe Gardens.

It's happening Ă” Bon Bec

From the 19 to 25 February 2024, haed to Ă” Bon Bec to extend the experience!
The Ă” Bon Bec restaurant at Le PĂ©lican**** will be serving aVenetian cocktailmade with Select Aperitivo, Red Vermouth, Prosecco and Fever Tree Blood Orange, accompagnied by atree-piece charcuterie boardfeaturing Mortadella, Coppa and Parma Ham.

 Information and booking for the restaurantĂ” Bon Bec at (+33)