2022 edition of Venetian Carnival  will be held from 11th to 13th March 2022. 

History of Venetian Carnival in Annecy

March 1996 saw the beginning of the event in Annecy; the town is highlighted during three days with Italian colours and more specifically The venetian ones.
The 26th edition will be held in Annecy from 11th to 13th of March.
This Carnival gets bigger and bigger each year and became very important in the city; it’s now one of the most expected events during the year in Annecy.
At the beginning, the Carnival was held only during one day and there were almost 150 masks in the parade. It’s only in 2006 that the Venetian Carnival begun to last 3 days, and it was conclude by a presentation on a podium which was installed in front of the town hall (Place Saint Francois), but now, because of the increase of guests and masks, the presentation is held inside the Europe gardens.

26th edition

You will have the opportunity to follow the different masks in the streets of the old Annecy and admire this beautiful and inescapable carnival. In a lovely atmosphere, almost 360 persons dressed with amazing traditional costumes and beautiful masks will parade in front of thousands of people.
A complete disorientation with Italian look-a-like which takes place each year in Annecy called “The Venice of the Alps” thanks to the beauty of the town and to different canals in the old Annecy.

Event program

Friday, a night parade in the Bonlieu Forum from 6 to 8pm.
From 10am to 6pm; free parade on le Pâquier, inside the different parks and in the streets.
From 2pm, masks will parade on a podium inside the Europe Gardens.

It's happening Ô Bon Bec and at the hotel Le Pélican

From 8th to 12th March, go to Ô Bon Bec to extend the experience!
From 12.30 to 2pm or from 6.30 to 11.30pm, the restaurant welcomes you in a Venetian atmosphere between feathers, candles and masks. A traditional touch right to your taste buds with our cocktail "Le San Marco" made with Limoncello, mirabelle syrup, Prosecco rosé and sparkling water along with its 6 cicchetti.
On Friday 11th March and Saturday 12th March, your dinners will be accompanied by an authentic welcome by a couple in traditional costume. You too, don't hesitate to come dressed in your best disguises!
Discover also our 2 packages for a tailor-made experience at Le Pelican.
Our offer "Le Vénitien" includes your accommodation, breakfast and our cocktail formula "Le San Marco".
Would you rather stay in a suite? Book now the "Le Rialto" offer which includes breakfast and a bottle of Prosecco in your room. You will also have the opportunity to taste our cocktail formula "The San Marco" at a special price.
Information and booking for the restaurant Ô Bon Bec at (+33) or in the hotel Le Pélican at (+ 33) !