Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mardi Gras

Paris doesn't have a giant Carnival like Rio or Venice but last sunday there was a "Carnaval de Paris" parade and as you can see we had Brazilians on the show. The great thing was that they made the two parades of the day (Chinesse New Year and Canival) meet on the Place de la République.
Today for Mardi Gras we do not do anything special in Paris except maybe in schools where the have fun with costumes. The two main Carnivals in France take place in the North in Dunkerque and in the South in Nice (click on cities for more information). As for me, my best Carnival ever was in New Orleans.

6 comments:

Virginia said...

Oh Laurent, I"m glad you got to experience Mardi Gras in NOLA! :)
V

Starman said...

Love the costumes. I have to admit I've never been to New Orleans.

Leif Hagen said...

"Happy Fat Tuesday!" Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday - I wonder if your blog will have a photo particular to that theme on Wednesday??

Harriet said...

Great colors!

Fred said...

Très joli ! Mais es-tu déjà allé voir celui de Venise ? Sans aller jusque là-bas, il y a une réplique de celui-ci à Remirmont (88) chaque année le premier WE du printemps... J'y serai pour les photos. Tant soit peu qu'il fasse soleil, ça fait vraiment illusion !

r l n ! said...

Did you see any Samba dancers in their Samba outfits? THAT is something to see indeedy!