SOLD OUT! Saturday 29th February – Nice Carnival Flower Parade and lunch at Le Méridien Hotel

SOLD OUT! Saturday 29th February – Nice Carnival Flower Parade and lunch at Le Méridien Hotel



Dear Friends,

Many of you may not have attended the previous parades of the Nice Carnival because of the difficulty in getting to the area of Place Masséna, extending to Jardin Albert 1er, where throngs of people converge and fight for a better view of the parade.

We have found a solution for you. Le Méridien Hotel is located on the corner of Promenade des Anglais and avenue Gustave V. The parade will pass just in front of the hotel, where we will be gathered on the first floor, with a view above the spectators at street level.

The Flower Parade on that day, the last day of the Carnival, will begin at 2:30 pm. Please allow plenty of time to arrive at Le Méridien in time for our event, which will begin with an aperitif at 1 pm. The exclusive buffet for our group will be served from 1:30 and we will be allowed to remain in the restaurant for the duration of the parade. You will be able to watch it from your seat and move about the room to snap pictures.

Our buffet will include:

Selection of Leaves: mixed salad leaves, romaine lettuce, rocket, curled, spinach baby leaves
Raw vegetables: tomato, zucchini, cucumber, carrot, celery, sweet peppers, French Beans, Mushrooms
Artichoke, onions, red cabbage, olives
Sides: chicken, bacon, tuna, croutons, parmesan cheese, feta cheese, garlic, and parsley cheese, boiled egg
Seasonings: lemon and olive oil, honey and mustard dressing, basil and olive oil, Caesar dressing

Crisply king prawns with tartare sauce
Japanese Noodles with sesame seeds, crisp vegetables, rice vinegar, and sesame dressing
Assortment of Italian cold meats
Scottish smoked salmon with horseradish whipped cream

Chicken breast in rosemary juice
Penne pasta with green asparagus
Scottish salmon steak grilled on its skin, virgin sauce
Green beans

Selection of refined cheeses
Assortment of 3 pastries/desserts and 1 fruit salad

La Note Bleue des Maîtres Vignerons de Saint-Tropez- Côtes de Provence Red and White
Still and sparkling mineral water

Euros 65 for 2020 American Club members
Euros 75 for non-members and guests.

Dress code:
Feel free to dress as carnivalesque as you wish. This year’s edition of the Nice Carnival is celebrating fashion, as you can see in the poster below, featuring Karl Lagerfeld. Feel free to dress accordingly, as if you had been advised by King Karl himself. The main idea is to have a fun event and you can all play a part in achieving this.
Event Venue:
Hôtel Le Méridien Nice
1 Promenade des Anglais, 06046 Nice
Phone: + 33 (0) 4 97 03 44 44

Important: Please sign up for this event as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, the 21st of February, our deadline unless sold out before. Members and the personal guests they register at the same time will have priority until the 14th. Remember that your reservation cannot be confirmed without payment. There will be no payments accepted at the door. Cancellations past the 21st of February are not refundable. When booking, please advise the names of any personal guests.

I will be the Event Manager for this event. Should you have any question please contact me at or by phone at

There are 3 possible methods of payment:

1. By PayPal or Credit Card below:

MEMBERS 29th February Nice Carnival Flower Parade and lunch
Extra Info:

GUESTS 29th February Nice Carnival Flower Parade and lunch
Extra Info:

2. By bank transfer (free for EU member states):
IBAN: FR76 2459 9610 3479 0869 2080 126 BIC: PRIVFRPP
Bank: Milleis Banque, Cannes. Account: American Club of the Riviera.

3. By Euro check payable to “The American Club of the Riviera”, and sent to our Treasurer, Percy Beck Roervig, at 1 rue Félix Faure, 06400 Cannes

If you are paying by bank transfer or by check, please also inform our Membership Coordinator ( of your payment.

We highly recommend that you use public transportation, or a taxi or Uber, to get to this event. Detailed information on how best to get to Le Méridien and parking information will be sent to all registered members and guests a few days before the event.

I look forward to welcoming you to this Nice Carnival event on the 29th of February, a date that comes only once every fourth year, the famous leap year.

Very best regards,

Richard Leblond