• Short Summary

    THE MAIN HOLIDAY SEASON IN THE FRENCH RESORT OF NICE OPENED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WITH THE TRADITIONAL FESTIVE CARNIVAL -- THE 85TH TO BE HELD.

  • Description

    THE MAIN HOLIDAY SEASON IN THE FRENCH RESORT OF NICE OPENED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) WITH THE TRADITIONAL FESTIVE CARNIVAL -- THE 85TH TO BE HELD. EACH YEAR THE CARNIVAL DRAWS HUGE CROWDS INTO THE STREETS AS THE ATMOSPHERE OF SPRING COMES EARLY TO THE MEDITERRANEAN CITY.

    IN BRIGHT SUNSHINE, A LONG LINE OF CARDBOARD AND PAPIER-MACHE FLOATS, BEDECKED WITH MASKED FIGURES AND COLOURFUL DECORATIONS, MOVED ALONG SLOWLY THROUGH THE CROWDS.

    BETWEEN THEM PARADED HUNDREDS OF AGILY-DRESSED MARCHERS. EACH GROUP REPRESENTED A PARTICULAR ACTIVITY THAT CAN BE PURSUED DURING A HOLIDAY ON THE COTE D'AZURE.

    AMONG THE SPECIAL GUESTS AT THIS YEAR'S CARNIVAL WAS PRESIDENT PHILIBERT TSIRANANA, OF MALAGASY REPUBLIC. THE PRESIDENT, WHO IS IN FRANCE FOR DISCUSSIONS WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AND FRENCH MINISTER, IS SPENDING A FEW DAYS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, ON HOLIDAY, BEFORE RETURNING HOME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8NHOG4JXK6NQXIEYRABW020P8
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NHOG4JXK6NQXIEYRABW020P8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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