Organisation Grand Bal de l’Europe 2024 : download pdf (includes the information below).

For a fortnight, the strength, richness, diversity and magic of dance and music allow everyone to create their own Grand Bal de l’Europe in a spirit of freedom  based on respect and consideration for others. The festivals are supported by regulation to ensure, in particular,collective and individual safety and respect for the neighbourhood.

We invite you to read the full description of our organisation.

We warmly thank the artists, organizers and participants who have built the Grand Bal de l’Europe and invite you to bring to life and share the 2024 festival with us.

Online registration opens on 1 May.

Until 10 July: pre-sale prices with payment by credit card, cheque or holiday vouchers.

After 10 July: payment by credit card only.

We regularly reach our capacity, so we will let you know how many places are still available.

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, be sure to check our website before coming.

The Association’s aim is that everyone should be able to express their own music and dance with passion and pleasure, and enjoy their own special moments.

Respect, debate, solidarity, a culture of consent and experimentation are the foundations of the Grand Bal de l’Europe.

At Gennetines, we touch base with the irrationality of dance, we question artistic ownership, the sources and methods of transmission of dance. With rigour, kindness and humour, our aim is to produce quality dance that is accessible to as many people as possible.

All our members have the same rights and duties. In building the Grand Bal de l’Europe and respecting its constraints, the collective interest is always paramount. Respecting the codes of conduct and festival regulations is implicit in respecting the work of the Association and all those who carry it out.

Our activities are only open to members of our association.
Individual annual membership of the association from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025
❱ Membership fee for individuals aged 18 andover : 25 €.
❱ Membership fee for individuals aged 10 to 17 : 5 €.

Payment before 10 July

Daily prices
❱ Full price : 21 € per day ;
❱ Reduced rate from 18 to 24 years old : 15 € per day ;
❱ Reduced rate from 10 to 17 years old : 10.5 € per day ;
July, 26th evening : 10 € (5 € between 10 and 24 years old) ;
❱ Children under 10: free for all festival.

Package prices
14-days package from July, 27th to August, 9th (July, 26th evening is included) :
❱ Full price : 239 € ;
❱ Reduced rate from 18 to 24 years old : 174 € ;
❱ Reduced rate from 10 to 17 years old : 119 €.

Payment after 10 July

Daily prices
❱ Full price : 25€ per day ;
❱ Reduced rate from 18 to 24 years old : 17€ per day ;
❱ Reduced rate from 10 to 17 years old : 12€ per day ;
❱ July, 26th evening : 12€ (6€ between 10 and 24 years old) ;
❱ Children under 10: free for all festival.
Packages no longer available after 10 July.

Upon presentation of documentary proof, we apply reduced rate for disabled people. Contact us on 0033 (0)4 70 42 14 42 on Tuesdays from 8pm to 10pm or on Wednesdays from 10am to 4.30pm.


❱ Meals : 11 € ;
❱ Drink Tickets : 1,50 € ;
❱ Breakfast : 2 drink tickets.

Useful Information

❱ Please bring some form of identification with you to collect your wristband.
❱ Minors must present the authorisation of their parent or legal guardian and must be accompanied by their referee during the gatherings.
❱ We accept bank cards, cash or French cheques on site.
❱ Individual membership of the association is included in the registration fee and is non-refundable. Membership covers the period from 1st July each year to the following 30th June.

Gennetines (03400)

Gennetines is situated 300 km south of Paris and 10 km north of Moulins, in the Allier Department.
The Grand Bal de l’Europe takes place on an old Bourbonnais farm, Les Gauthiers, situated on the D288, halfway between the villages of Gennetines and Trevol.

By train, the nearest station is 10 km away at Moulins-sur-Allier ; there is no regular transport to the  festival site.
If you take a taxi, tell the driver you are going to the Grand Bal de l’Europe, « aux Gauthiers, 13 Route de Trévol », at Gennetines, on the D288

CARPOOLING : We’ve created an event on the covoiturageauvergne.movici website. You can organise your journeys to and from Gennetines or between your accommodation and the site of the Grand Bal de l’Europe. This service is free of charge. Lien

Car park and campsites

Car park and campsites are both situated on private property and are only available to participants wearing a festival bracelet. They will be available from 25th July and are free.
The campsites are on farm fields, near the festival site, provided with hot showers, toilets, drinking  water taps, sinks for washing, and electric outlets for razors and hairdryers only.

Peace and Quiet and Safety on our campsites

Please drive slowly and use your vehicle as little as possible. Do not sleep in the car park. Speak softly and pay attention to your neighbours.
Our campsites are big enough to accommodate all the participants. We do not reserve any spaces, you will need to find an available space when you arrive.

All of us must respect the legislation and the festival regulations, and the inhabitants of Gennetines,  where we should be as quiet as possible.
To ensure everyone’s safety, the following rules are fundamental and must be obeyed without discussion. We give on this page other lodging possibilities.
Sealed-off areas must be kept free for use by security or emergency workers. There must be a  reasonable space between tents in order to prevent the spreading of fires.
No dangerous or toxic products should be stored in tents.
Our campsites do not cater for smokers or gas cookers (we recommend extreme caution on the part of smokers and cookers – they should have a fire-extinguisher and have a stock of water nearby their tent).
Avoid camping or parking areas under trees. If you are beneath a tree, you must evacuate the area during stormy weather. The Association’s insurance will not cover you if you have a problem.
Please make sure your tent and other material are securely fixed.
The grounds are bumpy and there is very little light or none. We recommend bringing your own torch and taking care when walking.
The Association will not be held responsible if our rules are not respected (please check that you have personal insurance).

The tourist information centre of Moulins and its region can help you with accommodation or in discovering our region. Book your accommodation in good time.
– Office de Tourisme de Moulins et sa région
11 rue François-Péron – 03000 Moulins
Tel: +33 4 70 44 14 14

Gîtes de France
You can contact the Gîtes de France departmental offices for Allier and Nièvre.
– Gîtes de France Allier
Tél. +33 4 82 75 68 55
– Gîtes de France Nièvre
Tél. +33 3 86 36 42 39.

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

Exceptional opening on Friday, July 26th 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.

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

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.
Local merchants settle on the campgrounds in order to provide food for those who want to selfcater.

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

Drinks, ice cream, snacking are served.

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 music instruments are accepted.
We advise you to customise your instrument cases: distinguishing mark on the outside and
address on the inside.


The gatherings grounds are not intended for a specific reception of children. We ask that young people under the age of 18 should always be under the supervision of an adult.

Parental authorisation have to present it, filled in and signed, upon arrival at Gennetines, in the presence of their referee for the gatherings.

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.

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.


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

Useful tips

We recommend a daily visit to the info point, where you’ll find the programme, organisational  information and a message and car-sharing area.
You can personalise your rucksack to make it easier to find:
– a snap hook to hang your bag ;
– a glass, tumbler or water bottle;
– a cloth napkin
– A small independent light;
– a small first-aid kit (insects, minor injuries, contractures, sun cream, etc.).