Feel the buzz at Cholet Carnival!
The Cholet Carnival - Unmissable events - Atlantic Loire Valley, France
A hundred-year-old event
Floats as impressive as ever
Carnival organisers behind the wheel
Bigger and better every year
A week of celebrations
The night-time parade: the star of the festivities
A flood of lights
Ever more sophisticated creations
A guaranteed audience
With its hugely passionate following, Cholet Carnival boasts a night-time parade that is one of the most spectacular in France! Here's a little look in pictures at this event that has been the pride of Mauges for over a century.
Every year in April, a festive influx brings the streets of Cholet alive. As well as the brass bands and music groups who come to set the atmosphere, various floats parade past the awestruck eyes of thousands of visitors, with each one more impressive than the next. These wonders are designed by the carnival organisers who work tirelessly for several months to bring their monumental creations to life.
The jewel in the crown of this crazy week is the night-time parade which closes the celebrations. Unmatched in France, it astounds visitors with its scope and the ingeniousness of the technological devices it uses. Inventiveness seems to know no bounds here, making this show absolutely essential!