Practical details

Time keeping

In order for our organisation to be effective, to be fair and equitable with all members of the association (facilitators, organisers and participants), we must respect all schedules.

Opening hours of the reception booth: from 9:00am to 11:00pm

Exceptional opening on Friday, July 21st from 11:00am to 11:00pm.
You can only get your entrance ticket and your wristband to enter the gatherings grounds or the campgrounds, or your meal and drink tickets, at these hours.

Mealtime: from 9:00am to 10:30am / from 12:30pm to 2:00pm / from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The association serves self-service meals near the dance floors. The organisation offers choice, quantity and variety including for vegetarians. You can bring your plates and cutlery.
Local merchants regularly settle on the campgrounds in order to provide food for those who want to self-cater.

Instrument room (“Consigne”): from 9:30 to 3:30am

The “Consigne” is a free safe-keeping service for instruments in the centre of the gatherings grounds. Please note that only instruments are accepted.
We advise you to customise your instrument cases: distinguishing mark on the outside and address on the inside.

Sound-level control

Out of respect for the other participants and the neighbourhood, we cannot accept too noisy instruments.

Snack bar: from 10:00 to 3:00am

Drinks, ice cream, snacking and in the evening, soup and sandwiches are served.

Identification : 24 hours a day

Anyone staying on the gatherings grounds (dance grounds, parking lots, campgrounds) will need to wear a daily wristband on his wrist. The check-in control will be done 24 hours a day and you will have to seriously show your wristband. We will also carry out checks on our various grounds.

The Information Point

A place at the center of the site that houses :

  • the program,
  • organizational information,
  • a message and car-pool space.

We highly recommend a daily visit.


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 gatherings grounds are not intended for a specific reception of children. We therefore require that children under 12 be accompanied by an adult at any time. Young people under 18 remain under the responsibility of their parents who are expected to supervise them, to introduce them to associative and group life and to ensure that they respect the life rules of the Bal de l’Europe.
Parental authorisation is included in their registration summary. They will have to present it, filled in and signed, upon arrival at Gennetines, in the presence of their referee for the gatherings.

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.