Carnival

The Blois carnival is a large-scale people’s procession proceeding down the town streets in the month of March. Hustle and bustle characterize a once-a-year occasion applying make-up and disguises, while singing and dancing to celebrate the arrival of spring.

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Organized by: City of Blois

Festival of carnivals from throughout the world

Blois celebrates carnivals from throughout the world by inviting artists who, as the parade proceeds, render the carnival spirit all-embracing.

International, national and local companies place their talents at the service of street arts, parading side by side with recreation centers, associations and volunteers. A joyous procession enlivens the streets of Blois from the place du royal Château to the place de la République, with departure and arrival being marked with great fanfare. Each year, the esplanade of the old Halle aux Grains serves as theater for an original final spectacle.

Disguise yourself, choose your own make-up, sing, dance and – above all – participate!

Preparation workshops

As is the case every year, free workshops were proposed as means of preparing for the one-day festival. In 2019, the waste recycling center known as the “Les Bonnes manières” unleashed its latent creativity and paraded with the original disguise it had concocted.

The 2019 edition: Nature

For its 26th edition, the carnival of Blois took place on Saturday 24 March 2019, and its overall theme was nature.