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Where to Catch The Best Circus in Paris

November 15, 2019
Roll up, roll up! From juggling to acrobats and from fire breathing to clowns and wild animal trainers, there’s a circus act for everyone in Paris. Here are 8 of our favourite circuses in the French capital that you should add to your to do list.

Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione

The Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione is one of the oldest circuses in the world, and has been putting on shows in Paris for over half a century. Every year, during the month of December the circus rolls into town, bringing with it jugglers, acrobats and trapeze artists. This is a great show for all the family, so if you’ve just moved to Paris with children or are visiting with little ones, they’ll watch on with wonder in their eyes. 


Where to Catch The Best Circus in Paris

Source: Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione


Cirque Pinder

This iconic circus which has been showing in Paris for over 160 years takes place from November to January in a traditional red top. From acrobatics on the top of a horse to motorcycle stunts, this circus has it all. You’ll watch on in awe as the cast of this circus bend themselves into unimaginable shapes. 


Where to Catch The Best Circus in Paris

Source: Cirque Pinder


Cirque Arlette Gruss

As one of the leading circuses for equestrian arts, this is the place to come to see mind-blowing horse stunts. The 3000-seater big top is located in the picturesque Bois de Booulogne for the winter and will provide fun for all the family. 


Where to Catch The Best Circus in Paris

Source: Paris Tourist Office


Romanès Cirque Tsigane

In the Square Parodi, the Romanès Cirque Tsigane will take you back in time, to the original of the circus. Rooted in Gypsy traditions, this circus is a show like no other and also a delightful culturally enriching experience for children. With music from the Balkans and traditional Romany signing, this is a fun way to spend an evening in Paris. 


Where to Catch The Best Circus in Paris

Source: Paris Update


Cirque Bormann-Moreno

Are your children always talking about running away and joining the circus? Well now they can experience what circus life would belike for real, at the introduction to circus courses run by Cirque Bormann-Moreno. One of the few circuses that still includes wild animal taming, this is a thrilling place to watch some truly breath-taking stunts. 


Where to Catch The Best Circus in Paris

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Cirque Phénix

Since 2000, Cirque Phénix has been bringing the best international circus talent to Paris for world-class shows that are unrivalled anywhere else. At the beginning of every year, different groups will start a residency, showing off unique and improbable tricks that you won’t see anywhere else. This is the place to find promising young artists making changes in the world of circus. 


Where to Catch The Best Circus in Paris

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Le Zèbre de Belleville

This circus cabaret is an entertaining way to spend an evening. There is a bar and a restaurant that serves food while you watch the show and the performances will fill you with wonder. They also invite children and adults up on to the stage to participate, so if you’re feeling shy, sit near the back! 


Where to Catch The Best Circus in Paris

Source: Le Zèbre


Cirque du Soleil Paris

This contemporary circus is the most famous in the world and the Canadian company shows in Paris at various points throughout the year. Expect complex stage sets, beautiful costumes, out-of-this-world makeup and of course, jaw-dropping acrobatics. 


Where to Catch The Best Circus in Paris

Source: Cirque du Soleil





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