A short practical guide for festival goers

The evening of July 14 (with Angèle, Juliette Armanet, Hoshi and Poupie) and Saturday July 16 (with Orelsan and Roméo Elvis in particular) are sold out, as are the concerts of Bernard Lavilliers, Aldebert or Barbara Pravi in ​​La Courcif. But the organizers announced on Saturday 9 July on social networks that they would put tickets on sale on 16 July.

On opening night, Wednesday July 13th, with Kalogero, Mika, Gaitan Russell and Asaf Avidan, there are still places left. Just like on Sunday 17th July with Julien Doré, Clara Luciani, father and son Dutronc… Prices: 50€ or 57€ for seating. For the optional evening at Booba on Friday, July 17, places are still on sale but seated only. It’s less fun but still better than nothing. Price: 52 euros.

To purchase your ticket, you can go directly to the Francofolies website or via the France Billet or Ticketmaster network.

In order to avoid the black market in tickets, Francophiles invite viewers to use their official resale platform, which can be accessed via their website. An information point will also be available to festival-goers from July 13-17, at the entrance to the Cours des Dames in La Rochelle, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where to stay?

Most of the hotels and tourist accommodations were full during Francovoli for several months. However, we did not lose anything. It is possible to take a place at the temporary camp site in Les Francos. After two years of absence, it reopened to festival-goers.

It is located in the Petit-Marseille district (avenue du Prado), a twenty-minute walk from the main theatre. It opens on Tuesday, July 12, at 6 p.m., until noon, July 18. A free shuttle is offered every evening of the festival, from 12:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., and departs from Dames Blanches Station to reach the campsite. It will cost you 2.50 EUR per night per person. More information and reservations on the Francofolies website.

Camp Francos opens July 12-18.

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How did you come to the Francos?

about, from Paris, Nantes, Tours, Poitiers, Niort, Bordeaux. La Rochelle station is a fifteen minute walk from Place Saint-Jean-d’Acre where the Jean-Louis Foulquier stage is located.

In the car. From Bordeaux and Saintes, you have to take the A10 and then the N137. For those coming from Paris, Poitiers, you will reach La Rochelle via the A10 and then National 11. From Niort, you must take the N 11. From Vendée, you will take the D137, passing through Marans, then National 11 La Rochelle.

Feel free to prefer car use, Via platforms like Blablacar, Klaxit, etc. Parking is also available for car users at the La Rochelle exhibition center, a quarter of an hour from the city centre. It is free of 3 people per car.

The area also offers buses back from La Rochelle, after concerts, to Ile de Re, Maran, Royan and Sorger. Departing from Place Verdun 30 minutes after the end of the concert. Price: € 2.30.000 Reservation is required no later than the day before (5 pm) for the desired flight on 05 46 82 01 60.

It is also possible to come on a plane. La Rochelle Rey Airport offers lines from Lyon, Marseille and Nice. You can reach the center of La Rochelle by taxi or bus.

Where do you stand?

many of Parking Available near the city center. To the south, you’ll find the Jean-Moulin car park, where you can take Illico buses 2, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, N2, and D2 to get to the city centre. From Beaulieu take Illico 4. As for La Greffière Vieljeux park and ride, be warned, you have to sign up for the Yélo service to be able to take advantage of it.

It is also possible to park in the paid car parks. Close to the city center and therefore not Francos there is the Incan car park (behind the aquarium), the Old Port car park (near the tourist office), the Verdun underground car park or in the Esplanade des Parks.

La Rochelle

What is or is not allowed during concerts

For concerts at the Jean-Louis Volquier Theater, only small bags (less than 10 liters) are allowed. You can put water bottles (empty), plastic bottles (empty), cups and small snacks inside. A useful little subtlety, no locker to deposit your bags at the entrance to the festival. Water fountains, a bar and catering service will be available within the festival grounds. And even if temperatures are going to get sweltering during this week, fog and other aerosols are not permitted on Saint-Jean-d’Acre.

Cameras, GoPros, camcorders, and selfie sticks are also prohibited from being used inside the Francos enclosure. Just like bringing your own foldable seat.

Finally, note that at the moment, a health protocol has not been established for the 2022 release. The mask is therefore not mandatory.

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