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Practical information

Getting to the Big Top

By Plane

Located 25 kms from Monaco, the Nice-Côte-d’Azur International Airport links the Principality with over 86 destinations throughout the world. A regular bus service (Line N°80) provides access to the big top within 45 minutes.

By Helicopter

Monacair/Blade handle the regular route between Monaco and Nice with departures every 30 minutes. There are flights all year round and connections with all planes to and from Nice.

By Train

The Monaco train station is located 15 minutes away, on foot, from the Big Top of the Espace Fontvieille, and 8 minutes on the bus (Lines 4 and 6, Fontvieille direction, “Héliport” stop).

By Road

Via the A8 motorway, heading towards Italy, take exit N°56, direction Monaco.

Accommodation in Monaco

Located near the big top, the Columbus Hôtel Monte-Carlo, Curio Collection by Hilton is the boutique hotel of choice for visitors seeking out the authentic atmosphere of the Monegasque way of life.
In Monaco you’ll find 13 hotels ranging from 2 stars to luxury hotels, with over 2,500 rooms.

Parking nearby

Monaco Parkings

11 public car parks nearby with 1,529 available parking spaces


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The Café du Cirque is a friendly restaurant right next to the main entrance of the big top. Seasonal produce, homemade dishes, a lovely sunny terrace: it has everything to ensure you’ll enjoy a pleasant moment.
In Monaco you’ll find 170 other restaurants with a total of 11 Michelin Stars.

Technical Data

Key figures

  • Big top of 2,666 m²
  • Exterior esplanades of 2,500 m²
  • Technical grid of 13.5 m per side supporting a maximum charge of 4,000 kgs
  • Welcome area consisting of two rooms of 45 m²
  • Electrical power of 1,660 Kwa
  • 16 artist dressing rooms with toilet and shower
  • Evironmentally-friendly heating and air conditioning systems thanks to the SeaWergie system