Carnaval de Paris 2024: the party route!

Published by My de Sortiraparis, Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis, Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on February 10th, 2024 at 07:49 p.m.
Carnaval de Paris celebrates its 25th edition this year. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at this not-to-be-missed Mardi Gras event in the capital.à

The traditional Paris Carnival returns to the capital this Sunday, February 11, 2024. For this 26th edition, Parisians and tourists alike will gather to keep alive this zany, festive tradition whose origins date back to the Middle Ages. Here's to the famous colorful procession that livens up the streets of the capital.

The Carnaval de Paris - Promenade du Bœuf Gras usually takes place on the Sunday preceding Mardi Gras. This year's theme, which you are free to follow or not, is: "Poetry, painting, philosophy". This year, Carnaval de Paris pays tribute to its late founder. Basile Pachkoff worked for thirty years to share and give joy through this festive event.

The rendezvous is given from 1pm on Place Gambetta in the 20ᵉ arrondissement. The start will be at 2pm, following the route below:

  • Departure towards Avenue Gambetta (on the right, towards Ménilmontant)
  • Place Auguste-Métivier
  • Boulevard de Ménilmontant
  • Boulevard de Belleville
  • Rue du Faubourg-du-Temple (left)
  • Place de la République
  • Arrival around 6 p.m.
  • Party on the esplanade of Place de la République until 8 p.m.

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Colors, music, costumes, food: the Carnaval de Paris is a big party, taking place this year on February 11, 2024. By the way, do you know the history of Carnival? [Read more] Le #carnaval de #paris, une grande fête populaire ! #carnavaltiktok #tiktokcarnaval #mardigras #sortiraparis #carnavalparis #tiktokacademie ♬ original sound - Sortiraparis

We remind you that this carnival is a festive event that is free, voluntary, traditional, independent, self-managed, apolitical, non-profit and non-subsidized. Everyone is welcome! You don't have to register to take part. You can decide at the last minute whether or not to take part, in fixed or mobile mode, on all or part of the route. Placement is free in both processions. This is the real carnival, not a street show.

And don't forget the other traditional Paris Carnival parade on Sunday, March 3, 2024: the Mi-Carême procession of the Reines des Blanchisseuses, the Women's Carnival. Women are invited to dress as queens, and men as women.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On February 11th, 2024



    Place Gambetta
    75020 Paris 20

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