Events28 December 2018

Monaco: the International Circus Festival [Video & photo gallery]

Attracts some of the top international artists under the Fontvieille Big Top. They try to outdo each other in dexterity, agility and humour.

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Ever since it was started by Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1974, the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo has established itself among the most prestigious global events.

Comparable in importance to the “Oscars” in the movie industry, the “Clown d’Or” is the most coveted award of this festival and indeed of the entire circus world.
Organised and passionately presided over by HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco, and broadcasted throughout the world, every year in January the Festival presents a line-up of the best international performances, drawing large audiences.

New Generation is the competition for new artists, that will be held for the seventh time at the Chapiteau in Fontvieille. International attractions, artists, clowns and animals will perform in front of a jury presided by Pauline, eldest daughter of SAS Princess Stéphanie of Monaco. This year more than 15 athletes from 15 countries will be present. Very large number representative of Russia that will propose many typical numbers of the circus school in Moscow. The Chinese are also numerous. Among the animal shows, Marcel Kremer stands out with American bison.

The 43th Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo will take place from the 17th to 27th January 2019. Tickets are already available. The online box office is now open on

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