A Francophone showcase in La Ville Blanche
Les Francofolies de La Rochelle is a five-day music festival in the beautiful city of La Rochelle on the west coast of France.
Since its birth in 1985, the festival has played a key part in championing the music of France and French-speaking artists, irrespective of genre, and has long established itself a cultural site for all ages. Twinned with its location in the historic, limestone-adorned seaport, there's no better to way to experience the music of the country's rich past and future.
2019's edition sees the legendary lineup of -M-, Christine and the Queens, The Blaze, Soprano, Patrick Bruel, IAM Symphonique, Angèle, Boulevard des Airs and over 80 more artists.
The festival's main outdoor stage is situated on the port of Esplanade Saint-Jean d'Acre, however there will also be shows in venues nearby, including a theatre, club and the old harbour.
Esplanade Saint-Jean d'Acre, La Rochelle, 17000, France
BY PLANE: La Rochelle – Île de Ré Airport is located around 2.5km northwest of the city. From the airport you can reach the festival site either by taxi (a 7 minute journey costing around €10) or by catching the Line 7 bus to Claude Masse and walking the remaining 1km to the festival. The latter journey will take around 20 minutes and should cost around €2.
BY TRAIN: Gare de La Rochelle is well connected by rail, with services to the city from Paris, Bourdeaux, Toulouse, Nantes, Tours and a number of smaller towns in the Poitou-Charentes region.
Yes, there will be a number of carparks open across the city during the festival offering more than 3000 spaces.
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