Practical details

For efficiency and fairness to artists, organisers and participants, we must respect all timetables.

Opening hours of the entry booth

Opening on Friday 24 July from 11 am to 11 pm.
From July 25 to August 7, Reception will be open from 9 am to 11 pm.
You can only get your entry ticket and your bracelet to enter the site or the campsites, or your meal and drink tickets, at these hours.


The association serves self-service meals near the dance places. The organisation offers choice, quantity and caters for vegetarians. You can bring your plates and cutlery.
Local traders keep regular hours on the campsite for those who wish to self-cater.
Meals are served from 12h30 to 14h and 19h to 20h30.
Breakfast is served between 9h and 10h30.

Instrument security

The “consigne” is a free safe-keeping service for instruments available from 9.30 am in the centre of the festival site.
We recommend that you personalise the cases on the outside and put your name and address inside.
Instrument storage is open from 9h30 to 4am.


The bar is open from 10 to 3am


Everyone on the festival site or campsites or parking areas must wear a festival identification wrist bracelet. Entry will be monitored 24 hours a day, on all parts of the festival sites. You are requested to show the bracelet to the gate personnel each time you enter any part of the festival site and to any of the festival personnel on request.


Be watchful, take care of others, do not smoke or vape near dance or meal places.


Do not leave any valuable item in your bags or clothes when you put them down to dance. Moreover, try to personalise them.


The festival site is not designed for the particular needs of children. We therefore ask that all children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children under 18 remain the responsibility of their parents who will be expected to introduce them to the responsibilities of group living and to ensure that they respect the code of conduct of the Bal de l’Europe.

Parental permission is included in their registration summary. They will have to present it, filled in and signed, upon arrival at Gennetines.

First Aid Booth

It only provides first aid in case of medical emergencies. A list of pharmacies, doctors and hospitals is available. Bring along your first-aid kit.

Medical certificate and insurance

We suggest that you consult a doctor to know if you are able to practice dance during the festival. We also strongly recommend that you take an insurance policy to cover the physical injuries you are exposed to during your activities.


We are not able to accommodate pets at the festival for reasons of noise, hygiene and responsibility. Animals are therefore prohibited on the festival site, the parking lots and the campsites.