• Short Summary

    THE 84TH. ANNUAL CARNIVAL TO TAKE PLACE IN NICE, FRANCE, AT THE WEEKEND TOOK AS?

  • Description

    THE 84TH. ANNUAL CARNIVAL TO TAKE PLACE IN NICE, FRANCE, AT THE WEEKEND TOOK AS ITS THEME THE 'ASTERIX', A SERIES OF CHILDREN'S STORYBOOKS BASED ON THE ANCIENT ROMAN OCCUPATION OF GAUL. ABOUT 100,000 PEOPLE TURNED OUT TO WATCH THE CARNIVAL.

    THE NICE CARNIVAL TAKES PLACE EACH YEAR ON THE SECOND SATURDAY BEFORE SHROVE TUESDAY AND CONTINUES OVER THE NEXT DAY, AS THE ANCIENT TOWN HERALDS IN THE START OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON. FOR THE TWO DAYS, NICE BECOMES THE CAPITAL OF A SHORT-LIVED KINGDOM OF PLEASURE, AND BATTLES OF FLOWERS AND PARTIES ADD TO THE GAIETY.

    IN THIS WEEKEND'S CARNIVAL SOME 50 FLOATS TOOK PART, DEPICTING SCENES FROM THE FAMOUS CHILDREN'S TALES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BYBXMPCTOG95DHNDASITCU99
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BYBXMPCTOG95DHNDASITCU99
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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