"Gardez! Watch out!"
Splat! The warning came too late. A thin string of yellow liquid spaghetti hit me squarely in the face.
Take 50,000 cans of pressurized "spaghetti", add 15 tons of confetti, magnificent floats full of colourful flowers, plus tens of thousands of dancing, prancing patrons, and you have... a party! It's the incredible and colourful Carnaval de Nice!
Join Frederic for the adventure as he takes you through the classical Mediterranean port city of Vieux Nice, east to the gardens, palaces and casinos of the tiny principality of Monaco, then north to the majestic, snow-covered peaks of the Maritime Alps, and the petroglyph etched VallÃ©e de Merveilleux.
Travelling west, discover the picturesque medieval villages and monasteries of Provence, made famous by Renaissance painters Monet and Van Gogh, then onward to the fabulous, ancient Roman ruins of Nimes, Arles and Pont-de-Gard, nestled in the cities and valleys of the lush countryside.
Of course no trip to France would be complete, without a side trip to Paris... the City of Lights!
A colourful, 90 minute historical and cultural presentation, enhanced by the Carnaval's rhythmic beats, and Frederic's always amusing... tales from the trails!
to be missed!