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February 2015

Winter school vacations occur in mid-February. Many restaurants and some shops are closed during this period (except in the winter-resort towns, of course).
February is Carnaval month, and the main Mimosa festivals are in February. Weekly truffle markets continue.
1 Feb

Gréolières  06620 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Truffle Market - Marché aux Truffes

2 Feb

Belvédère  06550 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de la Sainte Blaise

6-8 Feb

Saint Blaise  06670 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de la Sainte Blaise - Weekend fete; Sat night dance

7 Feb

Colomars  06670 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Truffle Fair and Winter Market; Fete de la Truffe, Marché d'Hiver

8 Feb

Mouans-Sartoux  06370 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Carnaval - Parade of floats - 15h, from the Parking de la Gare, Bvd Urbain

13 Feb--1 Mar

Nice  06000 (Alpes-Maritimes) - CARNAVAL de NICE - 2015 The King of Music (Every Feb) [Nice carnival ]

14 Feb

Valentine's Day (St Valentin)

14 Feb

Guillaumes  06470 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Foire de Carnaval - Fair

Nice  06000 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Carnaval de Nice Bataille de fleurs 14h, Corso Carnavalesque illuminé 21h (Every Feb) [Nice carnival ]

Puget-Théniers  06260 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Truffle Market - Marché aux Truffes

Vence  06140 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete de la Saint Valentin - Bal and Miss Queen of Vence

14 Feb--4 Mar

Menton  06500 (Alpes-Maritimes) - FETE DU CITRON - Lemon Festival, parades, fireworks - 82nd annual 2015 (Every Feb) [www.feteducitron.com ]

Menton  06500 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Orchid Festival - related to the Lemon Festival

Menton  06500 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete du Citron - Lemon Festival, Night Parade

15 Feb

Ash Wednesday, begins Lent (Carême), 6-1/2 weeks before Easter

17 Feb

Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) - celebrations throughout France [the day before Ash Wednesday]

17-18 Feb

Belvédère  06550 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Mardi Gra, Carnaval

18-25 Feb

Mandelieu-la-Napoule  06210 (Alpes-Maritimes) - Fete, Corso du Mimosa - long week of festivities. (Route du Mimosa) - Corso on the 17th; Corso Nocturne on the 23rd. [Mandelieu fete ]