This is not any circus. The Cirque Bidon is a timeless, travelling circus that has been captivating audiences across Europe for decades. With its hand built, horse drawn wagons, travelling just 25 km per day at 4km per hour, even its arrival is a spectacle to behold. And it’s coming to villages near us in September 2023!
A History Steeped In Tradition
Born from Monsieur Francois Bidon’s vision and his profound fear of a life mapped out, Cirque Bidon was founded in the early 1970s. Rooted in a rich heritage and committed to preserving the essence of traditional circus performances, Cirque Bidon pays homage to the art form’s storied history while infusing it with a contemporary edge. This blend of old and new, creates a unique experience that transports spectators to a bygone era of magic and wonder, entirely captivating them.
A Unique And Intimate Circus Experience
Held in the open air with no traditional marquee, a circus ring and a semi circling of the distinctive trailers with only the sky above, becomes an enchanting “big top.”; a unique set for an extraordinary show. Cirque Bidon combines awe-inspiring acrobatics, theatrical storytelling, whimsical humor, music and dance, to create an immersive experience for communities coming together in awe.
It is Monsieur Bidon’s commitment to break free from convention, and Cirque Bidon’s exceptional performers that sets it apart. An ensemble of performers from across Europe who bring their skills and personalities to the show. In this intimate environment, the troupe’s dedication to their art is evident in every graceful movement and heart-stopping moment. The collective awe reverberates throughout the open air arena where laughter is contagious and the gasps are shared!
So Where And When Is Cirque Bidon Coming To Town?
Cirque Bidon stands out as a true gem among travelling circuses and it is a must see if you are lucky enough to be in the area when the Cirque Bidon is coming to town.
Luckily, as Cirque Bidon winters in the nearby village of Saint Severe Sur Indre (Famous in its own right for being the subject of the Jaques Tati film “Jour de Fête”), There is always a show nearby towards the end of the season. This year is really special, as Cirque Bidon is coming to our town, well village actually, and nearby ones as well, so if you are staying at La Prairie Étoilée in September it’s likely that you’ll be able to catch the show! If you’ve not not booked your stay yet – make sure you are around to see this truly special circus.
The Cirque Bidon is coming to town form 9 September to the 1 October with only a few exceptions. Don’t miss it! Check availability at La Prairie Étoilée throughout September here