Paris has so many jewels hidden amongst its streets, avenues and parks, that if you visited a thousand times, there would still be new marvels to discover… It’s a permanent show, all dressed up in lights and glitter… And when the show is about to start, the drums roll and the Ringmaster gets your attention to announce what’s coming… This is exactly what Paris makes you feel like - an amazed kid in front of a circus show. And in the city of constant show, there is a very special place where the spectacle never ends. This magical place wears the perfect name of “Cirque d’Hiver” - the Winter Circus, and is home to the very pure spirit of circus. Hosting the famous French circus family Bouglione since 1934, the Cirque d’Hiver offers you a unique chance to experience a one-of-a-kind circus show. Opened in December 1852 by Emperor Napoléon III under the name “Cirque Napoléon,” the building was originally designed to look like a miniature of Rome’s Colosseum, surrounded by Corinthian columns and decorated by magnificent sculptures and statues. The inside of the building, looking exactly like the interior of a circus tent with red curtains and a round ring stage in the center, used to host 4000 people but now accommodates 2000 guests, in order to give a more intimate feeling to the shows. Beside the circus show performed every day of the week, some tremendous concerts and unique shows are regularly given in the Cirque d’Hiver. Past events at the Circus include an eclectic program mix, from the late great James Brown to fashion designers such as Thierry Mugler… After the magic of the circus, take full advantage of the City of Lights for a meal or a cocktail outside, and then get back to warm up in the comfort of one of our welcoming bedrooms, with a view of the Eiffel Tower… To know more about the Cirque d'Hiver, click here.
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