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circus festival

First established in 1974, the International Monte-Carlo Circus
Festival is now the world?s leading circus event, welcoming selected troupes
from all over the world. Thousands of visitors, both performers and spectators,
descend on the event each year, which will be back for 2016 between January 14
and 24.

Held at the Chapiteau de l?Espace Fontvieille marquee,
circus entertainers of all kinds including clowns, acrobats, trapeze artists
and animal trainers will take your breath away, with the best overall performer
presented with the Golden Clown award. Receiving the Golden Clown award is the
most prestigious honour in the circus world, with previous winners including
Anatoliy Zalevskiy of the China National Acrobatic Troupe, Alexis Gruss and the
Caselly family.

As well as celebrating the biggest names in the world of
circus entertainment, the festival also highlights up and coming artists from
all over the world in the New Generation Festival, created in 2012 by HSH
Princess Stephanie and jury president Pauline Ducruet. It gives young artists
the opportunity to perform in a real circus for the first time, bringing more
opportunities to the future generation of circus professionals.

This year?s event will consist of a number of ?Golden
Shows?, showcasing the very best of the entertainment which has been performed
at the festival over the years. If you?re looking for some world-class
entertainment during your French chateau holidays, then the International
Monte-Carlo Circus Festival may be just what you?re looking for.

Image: Christiane Birr, available under Creative Commons

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