Granville’s Carnival Comes To Town

Granville’s carnival takes place in February or March each year. It’s an annual event that lasts for five days and always finishes on the Tuesday of Mardi Gras.

For details of the programme, and to find out the dates, you can check out the website here.

The first year carnival took place in 1875 in Granville and it’s one of the largest carnivals in north west France. Saturday and Sunday are the most popular days. The children’s parade takes place on the Saturday while the main parade is on the Sunday. Nowadays, around 45 floats take part and 3000 people take part in the procession. Weird and wonderful fancy dress is the order of the day and the event ends on the Tuesday with a huge confetti fight. Lots of the audience dress up too with many wearing fancy dress, masks or hats. The shops are full of dressing up outfits and huge bags of confetti in the run up to the carnival. Granville certainly knows how to put on a show!

Take a look at the teaser video for 2019 below for a taste of what to expect at Granville’s carnival.

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