We take pictures of it from every angle, we paint it or sketch it in charcoal, we cite it as an example, we visit it in the same way as the Eiffel Tower and it is legitimate. Like no other, the Cirque d’Hiver is a reference and its legend extends well beyond our borders: it is the oldest circus in the world.
It must be admitted that the building itself stands out from all the hard capitals, known as stable or fixed circuses. This polygon 42 m in diameter, twenty sides pierced by no less than 40 windows, is intriguing. It’s a curiosity. Better: an institution! Imposing, majestic, unique, the oldest circus in the world contributes to the influence of the art of circus performance – officially recognized as such since 1978.