Paris Carnival 2019: Route of the carnival

Paris Carnival is back this Sunday March 3, 2019 This years, children and adults are invited to parade with a free theme: “One for all and all for sport”. The parade will leave the Place Gambetta in Paris 20th arrondissement at 2 p.m.!

If you enjoy dressing-up and parading in Paris streets, meet on Sunday March 3, 2019 for the 22nd edition of the world-famous Paris Carnival!

And no need to say that, this year again, Paris Carnival organizers decided to put on a great spread with a theme likely to trigger everyone’s imagination: "One for all and all for sport".

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So, to experience this unique moment, the 22nd parade of Paris Carnival Promenade du Boeuf Gras will parade as usual the Sunday before Mardi Gras meaning on Sunday March 3, 2019.

As for the route, meet at 2 p.m. at the place Gambetta to leave with the cortege. The parade plans to arriver at 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Place de la République.

Paris Carnival 2019, route:

Meet on Sunday March 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Place Gambetta in Paris 20th arrondissement. Departure at 2 p.m. to walk the following route:

  •  Avenue Gambetta towards Ménilmontant
  • Place Auguste Métivier
  • To the right, boulevard de Ménilmontant
  • Boulevard de Belleville
  • To the left, rue du Faubourg-du-Temple
  • End of the parade at 5 p.m.-6 p.m. on the Place de la République

The parade could stay up to 8 p.m., except possible change. End of the party and break-up at 8 p.m.

For the record, this carnival is a festive event that is free, voluntary, free of charge, traditional, independent, self-managed, not-for-profit and non-subsidized. Everyone is welcome! You don't have to sign up to be part of it. You can decide at the last minute to take part in it or not, you can follow the parade on a portion of the route or not. You can choose whatever spot you want in both processions. It's the real carnival not a street show.

And don’t forget either that, on Sunday March 31, 2019, another traditional Paris Carnival parade: the procession of the Reines des Blanchisseuses at mid-Lent, the Carnaval des Femmes. Women are invited to dress up as queens and men in women, if they dare.

Caroline J.
Last updated on 25 February 2019

Practical information

Opening Time
On 3 March 2019
Starts at 2 p.m.



    Place Gambetta
    75020 Paris 20


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