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45th Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo
& 10th New Generation

20th to 29th January 2023

From the 20th to the 29th January, the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo will celebrate its 45th anniversary along with the 10th edition of New Generation!

Come and enjoy the unique circus show where jugglers, magicians, clowns, equilibrists and animals will perform in the most famous big top in the world to compete for the greatest circus awards of all: the Gold Clown!

The Festival and New Generation will come together in the circus ring for the first time to celebrate the Grand Jubilee shows!

Long live the Circus!

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Ticket prices for the 2023 edition



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· Parking des écoles
· Parking du Stade Louis II
· Parking St-Nicolas

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+377 97 70 89 18



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H.S.H Princess

Today, H.S.H Princess Stéphanie is the kingpin of the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo.

As the President of the Festival, she is very involved in the design and organisation of the shows, with a principal aim of respecting the concept of traditional Circus, selecting the best international acts and bringing her professionalism to the production of the Festival.

H.S.H Princess Stéphanie is also the Honorary President of the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque which represents circuses and circus schools from around the world, preserves the values of the circus arts and promotes their development.

“Yes, there should be animals at the circus”

The Festival: A family tradition


1st Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo

In 1974, Prince Rainier III of Monaco, who was passionate about circus, decided to create a Festival to help and support traditional circus and circus families: the 1st Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo was born!

Prince Rainier III hands over the 1st Gold Clown of the Festival
to the unforgettable Charlie Rivel.

H.S.H Princess Stéphanie surrounded by her brother, Prince Albert II of Monaco,
and her children Louis, Pauline and Camille.


H.S.H Princess Stéphanie became the President of Festival

The love of circus is transmitted from father to daughter, and Princess Stéphanie became the President of the largest circus festival in the world in 2005!


Creation of New Generation

The tradition carries on and in 2012 H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie and her daughter Pauline Ducruet decide to create New Generation, a Festival for young artistes. Pauline has become the President of the International Jury.

H.S.H Princess Stéphanie and Pauline holding a Gold Clown and a Gold Junior respectively.



40th Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo


of the 44th Festival International du Cirque

of the 9th New Generation



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The organising committee of the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo would like to thank all the public and private organisations that contribute to the promotion and realisation of the Festival.