A big occasion for all circus enthusiasts is the Open Door “Circus Animals” show, rehearsals with commentary today, Saturday, January 21, from 3 to 4 pm at the Fontvieille big top, with free entry.
The prayer service will be held under the big top on January 23 at 7 pm, while the friendly football match between Prince Albert’s Barbagiuans and the circus artists’ team will take place at the Cap d’Ail stadium on Monday, January 23, at 8:30 pm.
Two exhibitions during January celebrate the world of the circus. At the Columbus Hotel, Petit Gougou, the ring master of the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo, will present an exhibition of paintings and items entitled “Récréation” (Play-time), while at the Marriott Riviera hotel, “Vive le cirque” (Long live the circus) showcases works by Igor Akimov. Both exhibitions are organised by the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo Organising Committee and the Monegasque Association of Friends of the Circus.
To underline the fact that January is always the month of the Circus in the Principality, a stamp created by the Office des Timbres Poste de Monaco, featuring the Festival’s poster and with a face value of €1.10, has been on sale since January 3.
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