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“Just a lot of fun”

Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione
Ranked #10 of 242 Concerts & Shows in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A small cast of magicians, clowns, trapeze artists and acrobats delight children with their imaginative acts in this 150-year-old amphitheater built during the reign of Napolean III.
Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just a lot of fun”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

It had been a long time since I had gone to a circus and I had a blast. The show (Eclat) had a nice range of acts and good pacing while the theater itself somehow feels intimate and theatrical at the same time. There was a wide mix of ages in the audience, but something tells me we were all feeling a bit like kids for those few hours. Definitely a great way to get a lift for the rest of the day.

Visited March 2013
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orlando fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“heaven on earth”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

this is one of the most magic places i know. the real circus. even got a chance to work there for a while.

Visited October 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice and unique”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

A nice attraction to go for , especially if you are traveling with children .the place is usually overcrowded so you need to book your ticket very early , the site is in French only , no English translation . The chairs are really small with very limited space to move . Will I realize that gratuity is something you give with thanks , but here you are forced by power to tip the guidance employee who take you to your chair . 10 min intermission between the show is a good thing to stretch your legs due to the fact that the chairs are old and not comfortable at all . A good service for the car parking since they have valet parking service . I went there during winter time , so the temperature inside was boiling , I toke off my jacket and sweater . You will enjoy every thing there except the nasty small chairs .

2 Thank msmq8
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United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Kids loved it.”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Overall the circus was great. Most of the acts were terrific - we were particularly impressed with the acrobatics. The kids absolutely LOVED the clown. On the negative side, iIt was hard to watch the tigers, their training was obviously full of more tough love than I am comfortable with and it was hard to watch - of course the kids had no idea. The dancers used in between scenes were a bit sexier than I would normally expose my children to, but not terrible - I never felt compelled to cover their eyes. My preschooler did ask why one woman was only wearing her underwear. All in all it was well worth the money. The show lasted a couple of hours and provided a great deal of smiles, wows, and laughs.

Visited February 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“A fine circus”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Traditional circus in an attractive building that was recently restored, so it's a good time to go see a show.

I wasn't as impressed with the acts as at the Moscow Circus, but the animals are lovely, well groomed and plump. The place is clean, pretty, atmospheric, with beautiful lighting and a live orchestra. A wonderful venue, especially for children.

Visited January 2013
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