At the beginning of every year, the Principality becomes the global circus capital with performers coming from all over the world to the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The 44th edition paid tribute to the noblest conquest of man, the horse. The greatest circus family names came to the ring to perform their acts.

 

The jury, presided by Princesse Stephanie of Monaco, gave awards for the best circus acts, including the Golden Clown, Silver Clown and Bronze Clown. These awards, called Palmarès, were presented during the closing gala performance attended by the Prince of Monaco and his family.

 

Golden Clowns

 

Swiss National Circus Knie’s horses presented by Ivan Frederick Knie and Maicol and Wioris Errani

 

Clown d'or Monaco

Clown d’Or – Cavalerie du cirque Knie © Direction de la communication

Martinez Brothers

 

Les Tuniziani

 

 

Silver Clowns

 

Sergey Nesterov and his tigers

 

Nesterov Tigers

Clown d’Argent – Sergey Nesterov © Direction de la communication

Shandong Acrobatic Troupe 

 

Ayala and Henry the Clown Troupe

 

The Dandy’s

 

Bronze Clowns

 

Flash of Splash

 

Flash of Splash

Clown de Bronze – Flash of Splash © Direction de la communication

Efimov Troupe

 

The Bingo “5 boys”

 

Troupe Zola Mongolia Circus

 

 

 

The festivities continue with the 9th Festival New Generation that takes place on Saturday 1 and 2 February 2020. This festival is the only circus competition for young artists performing in a real circus ring. You can buy your tickets at the ticket office at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille.