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Espace Fontvieille Big Top

A unique venue in Monaco

A unique venue
in Monaco

An exceptional place

The Big Top of the Espace Fontvieille is a unique venue located in the western part of Monaco, with a stunning view over the Mediterranean, the Princess Grace Rose Garden and the spectacular mountains of La Turbie.


This exceptional and flexible space is ideal for hosting all kinds of events: gala dinners, VIP evenings, shows, trade shows and exhibitions of all types as well as car unveilings, product launches and sports events.

A high-capacity venue

The Big Top of the Espace Fontvieille is one of the largest reception areas in the Principality of Monaco designed to welcome the general public.


This high-capacity space can hold up to 1,600 people for a sit-down dinner and 1,800 people for a stand up drinks party. The installation of extra rows of seats allows the big top to welcome up to 3,800 people, and nearly 6,000 visitors if the outdoor esplanades are used.

The most famous big top for the Circus Arts

Since 1974 the Big Top of the Espace Fontvieille has been a permanent fixture that represents the longevity of the key event it was created for at the behest of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, i.e. the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo.


H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie took over the presidency of the world’s largest Circus Festival in 2005 and during the gala evening she presents the greatest prize in the world of Circus: the Gold Clown.

An ideal venue
for all kinds of events

An ideal venue
for all kinds
of events

Gala Dinners
& VIP Evenings

Trade Fairs
& Exhibitions

& Concerts

& Product Launches

Jumble Sales
& Charity Fairs

& Events

Future events