Behind its imposing and pretty façade, the Cirque d´Hiver shelters the history of one of the greatest families in French circus, the Bouglione. It’s in 1852 that the Cirque Napoléon was set up, being able to receive 5,000 spectators and 200 horses, before being re-baptized Cirque d´Hiver in the 30s. Transformed in a temple of laughs and enchantment, the greatest artists of the time performed there, making little and big ones dream big. Even today, it’s within family that we gather around to admire acrobats and trapeze artists, and to laugh at clown’s jokes. A place where it feels good to go back to childhood.
Photo credit: Les Bingo – Copyright Gaëlle Girbes 2010
Photo credit: Joseph Bouglione – Copyright Gaëlle Girbes 2010
Cirque d’Hiver de Paris
110, rue Amelot
T.: +33 (0)1 47 00 28 81
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