The evening of July 14 (with Angèle, Juliette Armanet, Hoshi and Poupie) and that of Saturday July 16 (with Orelsan and Roméo Elvis in particular) is already sold out, as well as the concerts of Bernard Lavilliers, Aldebert or Barbara Pravi in La Italic. But all is not lost, the organizers announced on Saturday 9 July on social networks that they would be selling tickets for July 16.
For the opening night, Wednesday 13 July, with Calogero, Mika, Gaëtan Roussel and Asaf Avidan, there are still no seats. Just like Sunday 17 July with Julien Doré, Clara Luciani, the Dutronc father and son… Prices: 50 euros or 57 euros seated. For the carte blanche evening at Booba on Friday 17 July, seats are still available for sale but only seats. It’s a little less fun, but it’s still better than nothing. Price: 52 euros.
To purchase your ticket, you can go directly to the Francofolies website or go through the France Billet or Ticketmaster network.
To avoid a black market for tickets, the Francofolies invite viewers to use their official resale platform, accessible via their website. An information point will also be available to festival-goers from 13 to 17 July at the entrance to the Cours des Dames in La Rochelle, from 11:00 to 23:00.
Where stay ?
Most of the hotels and accommodation facilities have been full during the Francofolies for several months. Nothing is lost, however. It is possible to take a seat in the ephemeral campsite of Les Francos. After two years of absence, it reopens to festival goers.
Located in the Petit-Marseille district (rue du Prado), it is a twenty minute walk from the main stage. It opens its doors on Tuesday 12 July, at 6 pm, and until 18 July. Free shuttles are offered every night of the festival, from 00:30 to 2:00, departing from Dames Blanches station to reach the campsite. It will cost you € 2.50 per night per person. More information and reservations on the Francofolies website.
How to come to the Francos?
With train, from Paris, Nantes, Tours, Poitiers, Niort, Bordeaux. La Rochelle station is a fifteen minute walk from the esplanade of Saint-Jean-d’Acre where the Jean-Louis Foulquier stage is located.
In the car. From Bordeaux and Saintes, you will need to take the A10 and then the N137. For those coming from Paris, Poitiers, you will reach La Rochelle via the A10 then the National 11. From Niort, you will have to take the N 11. From the Vendée, you will take the D137, passing through Marans, then the national 11 in La Rochelle.
Do not hesitate to favor the carpooling, via platforms such as Blablacar, Klaxit, etc. Parking is also available for carpoolers at the La Rochelle exhibition center, 15 minutes from the city center. It is free from 3 people per car.
The Region also provides coaches for returning from La Rochelle, after the concerts, to the Ile de Ré, Marans, Royan and Surgères. Departing from Place Verdun 30 minutes after the end of the concert. Price: € 2.30. Reservations required no later than the day before (17:00) of the desired trip on 05 46 82 01 60.
It is also possible to come by plane. La Rochelle-Ré airport offers lines from Lyon, Marseille, Nice. You can reach the center of La Rochelle by taxi or by bus.
Where to park?
Several parking lots are available near the city center. To the south, you will find the Jean-Moulin car park, from where you can take Illico buses 2, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, N2 and D2 to reach the city center. From Beaulieu, take Illico 4. As for the park and ride La Greffière Vieljeux, be careful, to be able to use it you need to subscribe to the Yélo service.
It is also possible to park in paid parking lots. Near the city center and therefore in Les Francos are the Encan car park (behind the Aquarium), the Old Port car park (near the tourist office), the Verdun underground car park or the Esplanade des Parks.
What is or is not allowed during concerts
For concerts on the Jean-Louis Foulquier stage, only small bags (less than 10 liters) are allowed. You can put in water bottles (empty), plastic bottles (empty), cups and small snacks. Small useful clarification, there is no locker to deposit the suitcases at the entrance of the festival. Water fountains, a bar and a catering service will be available within the festival area. And although temperatures promise to be very hot for this week, nebulizers and other aerosols are not allowed on the esplanade in Saint-Jean-d’Acre.
Cameras, GoPro’s, camcorders and selfie sticks are also prohibited inside the Francos enclosure. Just like carrying your own folding seat.
Finally, it should be noted that for the moment no health protocol has been implemented for this 2022 edition. The mask is therefore not mandatory.
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