Cirque d´Hiver in France


Cirque d´Hiver



Local name Cirque National, Circus Bouglione
Typecircus

Owner 1852-1872: Louis Dejean
Founded1873
Last elephant left2018
Address 110 rue Amelot
Place Paris
Country France

Directors

Key People-1859: James Boswell (artist)
1933-1933: Maria Rasputin (animal trainer)

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers

Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior,<br> Cirque d´Hiver, Paris, France. Photo: Richard Avedon, 1955

Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior,
Cirque d´Hiver, Paris, France. Photo: Richard Avedon, 1955

Relevant literature
Description

Cirque d´Hiver, located at 110 rue Amelot, in Paris, France , was founded in 1873. The last elephant left in 2018.


Comments / picturesCirque d´Hiver in France France
Cirque d´Hiver is located in the worlds oldest extant circus building in Paris.

1934: bought by the Bouglione brothers (Alexandre, 1900-1954; Joseph, 1904-1987; Firmin, 1905-1980; Sampion, 1910-1967)

1950: over 70 elephants (Gröning, Sallers:Elephants: A Cultural and Natural History)

2018: The Bouglione project to go on tour again two years ago appears to be no longer financially sustainable and is therefore loss-making. Bouglione has already stopped in March and will henceforth be confined to Cirque d'Hiver in Paris, in a permanent circus building.

References for records about Cirque d´Hiver

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Cirque d´Hiver, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=78. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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