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It’s off to 4 days of festivities that will have the whole town vibrating to the rhythm of the traditional Poulains. Get your costumes ready for this not-to-be-missed festival that seems to stop time. Children and adults alike, there’s something for everyone!

– Thursday, February 22: Carnival opening & carnival party
6:30pm: Entertainment with the Bâton Club Viassois majorettes, the Peña Bella Ciao, the Petit and Grand Poulain dance, followed by an aperitif offered by the association Les Amis du Carnaval – Parvis de la Vigneronne

– Friday February 23: Children’s Carnival
10:45 am: “Pitchous” Buffet with peña Bella ciao and Petit Poulain – Place des arènes
2pm: Entertainment with the peña Bella Ciao, inflatable games, dance by the Petit Poulain, Majorettes from the Bâton Club Viassois – Place du 11 Novembre
4pm – 5pm: Parade through the village streets followed by a candy toss – Place du 11 Novembre
9pm: Ball – Place du 14 juillet

Saturday, February 24: Adult Carnival
10:30am: Buffetière gathering with peñas and the Poulain – Place des Arènes
10:40 am: Poulain dance – Place du 14 juillet
11am: Departure of the Buffetière – Place du 14 juillet
12:30 pm: Arrival of the Buffetière with its traditional “Gabel”, Foal dance, peñas – Place du 14 juillet
1.30pm – 4pm: Musical entertainment – Place du 14 juillet
4pm: Gathering for the parade – in front of the post office
4:30pm: Parade departure followed by the death of Mr. Carnaval (floats enter via the gymnasium parking lot)
9pm: Ball – Place du 14 juillet

sunday February 25: “Meal after Carnaval
11 a.m.: Meal – Place du 14 juillet, without reservation, on the spot or to take away

For the duration of the Carnival, a Red Cross first-aid post will be manned in the town hall.
Date / time
Friday 23 February

Other dates
  • Saturday 24 February
  • Sunday 25 February

Practical information

    • Mairie
    • 6 Place des Arènes

    34450 VIAS

  • +33 4 67 21 76 25
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