The heart of Albi beats to the rhythm of Carnival, a major annual event not to be missed. Sundays February 18 and 25 are the dates to remember to attend the 2 parades of the 68nd editing. Follow the monumental floats created in the Albigensian workshops skillfully decorated on the theme of Jean de la Fontaine.

At the heart of Carnival

Departure at 14:15 p.m., from Avenue Foch, it’s time for the Cardboard giants to come out of their hiding place and set off in their annual parade through the streets of Albi. An unmissable event at the start of the year, young and old don their most beautiful costumes to attend and take part in the strolls. On the program, bandas, majorettes and the Carnival Queen accompanied by her prince accompany the twenty floats prepared especially for the occasion, in a whirlwind of colors and music.

  • Opening Fairground – Saturday February 10, 2024 at 14:30 p.m. on Place Lapérouse
  • Comedy show February 11 at 16:00 p.m. at the Théâtre des Lices
  • Handing over of the Keys to the City – Saturday February 17, 2024 at Albi Town Hall
  • Comedy evening "I play !" February 17 at 20:30 p.m. at the Théâtre des Lices
  • 1st Parade – Sunday February 18, 2024 at 14 p.m. in the Albigensian streets
  • Carnival Children – Wednesday February 21, 2024 at 14 p.m. on Place du Vigan Albi
  • Tea Dance and Latino Evening on February 22 from 14:30 p.m. in the Pratgraussals room.
  • Fiesta Carnival evening on February 24 from 18:00 p.m. in the Pratgraussals room
  • 2nd Parade – Sunday February 25, 2024 at 14 p.m. in the Albigensian streets
Albi Carnival

Albi carnival parade

A great moment of sharing, joy and conviviality

And if you reserve a place, a little special to attend the carnival?

  1. Enjoy a access to the bleachers, privileged place from where you will discover the groups and the floats of Albigensian manufacture with the comments of an animator
  2. Treat yourself to magical moments behind the scenes of the Albi Carnival thanks to your ticket “At the heart of Carnival” including:
    - access to the bleachers to admire the parade as well as access to the hall of the Grand Théâtre with the program snack and tasting.
    – a place of choice for parade in the heart of the parade with the carnival-goers … provided you are disguised.

Our tips

  • Some suggestions of accessible car parks during Carnival:
    Cathedral/Bondidou car park – Q Park Marché Couvert car park – Halle du Castelviel car park – Les Temps Modernes car park (avenue du Loirat) – Place Fernand Pelloutier car park – Teyssier barracks car park
  • children's carnival : Wednesday February 21 from 14 p.m.
    with a parade in the pedestrian streets, a show on the Place du Vigan followed by the Judgment of the King and pancake tasting
  • La Fun fair to prolong the fun and magic of Carnival…

Did you know?

Le Albi Carnival it is also and above all an association of enthusiasts, the Association du Carnaval d'Albi, guarantors of a unique know-how, and which every year redoubles its effort and imagination to make this celebration the 3rd carnival in France.

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