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An explosion of fun, frolic and colour.

At a glance

It’s carnival time, with a fabulous parade of floats and over a thousand gorgeously costumed revellers setting off from Place Bir-Hakeim en route for Place des Cocotiers. 

Info and booking:

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New Caledonia’s island neighbour French Polynesia is the chosen theme for this year’s festivities, with 30,000 spectators expected to throng the streets to watch the pageant. The revels will end in style with attractions galore and a lavish firework display on the central square.

From 6 p.m.

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