The Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival is organising a big parade in town and a show in the open air on the Place du Palais Princier an Open Air Circus Show on Saturday, January 13.

The day will celebrate the Centenary of birth of Prince Rainier III and the 50th anniversary of this event which has become unmissable in the circus world that the Prince had inaugurated in 1974.

Several decorated floats, artists in costume, elephants, horses, the Orchestra of the Festival, the Clowns en Folie, who will liven up the Parade and the little tourist train with music, will leave the Chapiteau de Fontvieille at 14:00 to reach the Place du Palais at 14:30.

A large buffet will await the elephants and a unique outdoor show will be held for the greatest pleasure of young and old.

A sensational feat will take place before the eyes of the public: a tightrope walker will cross the Place du Palace at a height of 25 meters over a distance of 80 metres. Then, for the very first time in Europe, a troupe of artists from the United States will present the flagship discipline of the circus: the flying trapeze under the sky of Monaco.

Spectators will be able to meet these incredible artists and witness their prowess during the Festival which will start on Friday January 19.