(photo via Le Cirque Diana Moreno Bormann)
When was the last time you went to the circus? I remember being amazed by acrobats and elephants, and terrified of clowns. Later I was made wary of the circus because of shows like "Heroes" and movies like the classic "Freaks," then falling in love with the circus mood again by Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire" and the Cirque du Soleil/Beatles collaboration "Love." If you want to capture that magical feeling of going to the circus again, how cool would it be to see how the French do it?
(photo via Le Parisien)
There are actually a few circuses in Paris, but of course I've chosen for you the cheapest one: Le Cirque Diana Moreno Bormann. Begun 7 generations ago, this family-run circus on the very edge of the 19e arrondissement boasts trapeze artists, exotic animals, acrobats, tightrope walkers, jugglers and, um, clowns. On Wednesdays and weekends now through March, you can check out their antics for as low as 10€ a seat (and free for kids under 3). Come see a spectacle honed over decades of family tradition. Just watch out for the painted faces.
Le Cirque Diana Moreno Bormann
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm through March
1 Place Skanderbeg 75019 Paris
Reservations: Call 06 10 71 83 50 or 06 98 72 23 47, or visit the website