World Circus Trade Show (Salon Mondial du Cirque) 2009 in Paris

The only dedicated event of its kind in the world, the International Circus Arts Fair is set to take place next month in Paris.

Patronised by Olivier Poivre d’Arvor, the director of Culturesfrance, the second edition of the show will be held at the Porte de Versailles between Friday April 3rd and Sunday April 5th.

Last year’s event attracted some 8,000 visitors and almost 100 different exhibitors from the world of the circus.

As well as a full-size big top, there will be workshops for those keen to try their hand at different skills, such as tightrope walking, juggling and magic.

Meanwhile, those keen to clown around will also be catered for with live performances, short talks and working groups from a range of professionals. A number of boutiques and shops will also be present.

Tickets for the show cost €12 for adults, with concessions available for those over 60 and children under the age of 12 and can be purchased online.

Porte de Versaille is located on Paris 15e and can easily be reached by a metro heading towards Mairie d’Issy or via car. As such, those staying in Paris hotels should have no problem getting to the International Circus Arts Fair.