Le Cirque Molier - The social gathering of the Belle Époque
The Cirque Molier is the story of a passionate and self-taught man, Ernest Molier, who founded the first amateur circus in Paris, in 1880, in the mansion he himself had imagined. His passion for the equestrian arts, especially beautiful amazons, animals and fencing, led him to build a riding arena at home, then to organize a first performance with his friends, and finally to transform his private shed into a centre of influence for the whole of Paris.
Sensational shows, high society personalities become acrobats, a place where all the social and (half) socialites meet: from a friendly gathering of amateurs, the circus of the rue Benouville becomes an institution in the Paris of the Belle Époque.
Éditions Beaux Arts
- Dimensions :
- 19,2 x 26 x 1,8 cm
- Museum :
- Grand Palais
- EAN :
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- Author :
- DUCREY VINCENT/TURCAT RAPHAEL/