According to the French newspaper Le Parisien, Cirque d’Hiver took a large financial hit over the holidays due to strikes. The Bouglione circus claims to have lost 900,000 euros during that time.
Francesco Bouglione, whose family owns the Cirque d’Hiver, says “Usually, I minimize losses, because the more we say that things are bad, the less people come. No one wants to be in a half-empty room. But the strike killed us all over the Christmas holidays. ”
The reporter continues to define the hardship the transportation strike has caused for this iconic French circus, “The reality is catastrophic, details Francesco Bouglione, asked about the consequences for the spectacle of strikes at the RATP and the SNCF against the pension reform. We give three sessions a day during the holidays. We lost around 900,000 euros over this flagship period of ten days: when there are 150 people in a room that can hold 1,600… I understand people. You cannot cross Paris on foot with children.”
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