Place du Palais to come alive with open-air circus show celebrating dual anniversaries

Don’t miss ‘Le Cirque en fête’ this weekend, a vibrant parade and an open-air circus show celebrating the 50th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo and the centennial of Prince Rainier III’s birth.

The festivities will commence on 13th January at 2pm with a lively parade beginning at the Chapiteau (Big Top) in Fontvielle, featuring decorated floats, costumed artists, elephants, horses, and the exuberant Festival Orchestra. The parade will wind through the city streets to the historic Place du Palais, with the ‘Clowns en Folie’ entertaining crowds with their musical antics.

Upon reaching the Place du Palais at 2:30pm, the square will transform into a stage for a unique open-air circus show. One of the highlights will be a breathtaking daring feat: a tightrope walker will traverse the square at a staggering height of 25 meters, covering 80 meters.

Meanwhile, in an exciting first for Europe, a troupe of artists from the United States will present the star act of the circus world – a flying trapeze – under the open skies of Monaco.

As a prelude to the International Circus Festival, which begins on 19th January, this free and open-to-all event promises to be an unforgettable spectacle.

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Photo source: Government Communication Department 



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