The 24th European Heritage Day was a great success in Monaco: 17,155 visitors came to discover the wealth of the Principality’s heritage on Sunday, September 29.

Among the most visited sites were the Prince’s Palace (2,231 visitors), the Oceanographic Museum (2,095), the Exotic Garden (1,853), the Car Collection of HSH Prince of Monaco (1,500) and the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology (1,238).

The Chapiteau Fontvieille opened its doors for the first time, where 1,000 visitors came to attend demonstrations of the circus school ‘Tous en piste’ organised by Femina Sports of Monaco. Workshops were also held in the morning and there was an exhibition of unique circus pieces from the private collection of Dr Alain Frère.

The theme of ‘Art & Entertainment’ was as broad as possible, including Circus, Theatre, Ballet, graphic arts, radio and other art forms, inspired by entertainment. More than 40 sites opened their doors to share experiences of Monaco’s heritage.

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Monaco Government Press Office PHOTO: Heritage Day under the Big Top