Practical info: Grand Circus Parade schedule and traffic disruptions

This weekend’s Grand Circus Parade and Open Air Circus Show promises to be a spectacular celebration, although traffic disruptions are expected. Here’s everything you need to know about both.

On Saturday 13th January, the Principality of Monaco will celebrate the 46th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival with a grand parade throughout the city. It begins at 2pm in Fontvielle and will traverse through rue du Campanin, avenue des Castelans, avenue de Fontvieille, place du Canton, boulevard Charles III, Place d’Armes, avenue de la Porte Neuve, avenue Saint Martin, and rue Bellando de Castro.

Around 2:30pm/2:45pm the parade is expected to arrive at the Place du Palais, where there will an Open Air Circus Show. The Place du Palais will be accessible by Porte Neuve following the Grande Parade, the Rampe Major and by bus lines 1 and 2, which will serve the Pêcheurs car park.

Traffic disruptions

Between 2pm and 5pm, while the parade passes and the animals return to the marquee, traffic will be temporarily suspended on avenue des Guelfes, rue du Campanin, avenue de Fontvieille, Charles III tunnel, Canton roundabout, boulevard Charles III, place d’Armes heading north, avenue de la Porte Neuve, avenue Saint Martin, rue Bellando de Castro, and the ramparts.

Bus routes will also be impacted during these hours.

Impact on public car parks

When the Parade passes, access to the following car parks will not be possible: Port car park, Saint-Nicolas, Stade Louis II, Le Triton, des Villas, de la Colle, de la Visitation, de l’Abbaye.

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