International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo is an event and I like events. International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo is now held each year in mid-January. Presided by S.A.S. Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, it remains today, without a doubt, the most important circus manifestation in the world, and it has become the annual rendezvous of the international circus community and of a large international audience of circus enthusiasts. Each year, tens of thousands of spectators attend the circus performances in the Principality and millions of viewers are thrilled to discover new and exceptionally talented artists. This event is a not-to-be-missed rendezvous on its fans calendar. The international recognition the Festival enjoys is, without a doubt, due to its classic, yet contemporary programming of high quality artists, in which a new field of proficiency is emerging, giving birth to extraordinary, innovative acts. Essential to the children, whose laughter drowns out the voice of the clown, it is also an enchanted place where families gather to share moments packed with emotion. Together, they watch, in admiration, the stunts of the acrobats, the clowns, and the animal trainers who demonstrate great respect for the health and welfare of their animals.