Alain Frere

Mayor of Tourrette-Levens, Artistic Consultant of the Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival.

Medicine Doctor

General practitioner in Tourrette-Levens from 1967 to 1998.


Mayor of the Town of Tourrette-Levens since 1983

Vice-President of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis

Vice-President of the Alpes Maritimes County from 1991 to 2015 in charge of Cultural Affairs.


Co-founder according to the wish of Rainier III Prince of Monaco of the Circus Festival of Monte Carlo, in 1974.

Artistic Advisor of the Circus Festival of Monte Carlo since its creation in 1974.

As Vice-President of the County General Council of the Alpes-Maritimes, initiator of the Departmental Museum of Asian Arts in Nice and the 3 major cultural events of the County :

- The Summer Nights of the County General Council : 430 free concerts in the whole County of Alpes Maritimes : 250 000 spectators,

- This is not Classic" at the Palais ACROPOLIS, in Nice,

- "06 en Scène" at the ACROPOLIS Palace, in Nice.

As Vice President of the Urban Community Nice Côte d'Azur, initiator of the accompaniment of the Nice Tramway, by decorating the course with statues of contemporary world artists.

Creator in the City of Tourrette-Levens "my village is an open air museum" with the implementation of works of art throughout the city.


Recognized with the help of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Minister Jean-Philippe LECAT, the circus as a cultural show in France, in 1978.

Currently, Artistic Advisor of the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo with HSH Princess Stéphanie.

Has a private circus museum in Tourrette-Levens with the costumes of the greatest artists (including that of the Russian clown "Nikulin" and Grock).


Knight of the National Order of Merit

Officer of the Legion d’Honneur

Commander of Arts and Letters (highest distinction).


Commander of the Order of Saint Charles Monegasque in November 2012

Commander of the Cultural Merit (highest distinction).