Papillons de Nuit is a rock, pop and electronic festival in Normandy, France, and is held each year in May.
Translated as "Butterflies of the Night", the festival has become a cultural beacon for the region, and in recent years has brought the likes of Iggy Pop, David Guetta and Christine and the Queens to the small town of barely 500 people.
And those 500 are all involved in the festival in some way, meaning Papillons de Nuit has become a symbol of Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves both musically and socially, resulting in a hugely welcoming and personal festival.
Papillons de Nuit brings over 70,000 people to a small commune in Normandy (North-Western France); the home of barely 500 people.
Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves, 50670, France
BY PLANE: Due to the remoteness of the region, the nearest international airport is Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport, which is about three hours away. To reach Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves, firstly take a short train to Rennes main station and then another train onto Avranches before concluding with a 30 minute taxi ride to the festival site.
BY TRAIN: Avranches and Villedieu-les-Stoves stations are only 20 km from the festival and are serviced by trains from Paris, Granville, Rennes and Caen.
You also receive a discount on presentation of your festival ticket: a round trip is €10 on all TER Basse-Normandie trains and from Rennes and Dol-de-Bretagne. Visit the stations concerned for information or reservations.
The festival will be laying on shuttle buses to transport those arriving at either Avranches or Villedieu-les-Stoves to the festival site.
BY CAR: From the A84, take exit 38 if you're approaching from Caen or junction 36 if you're come from Rennes. Follow signs to Brécey until you pick up signs to the festival.
Payment is made only by P2N Pay & Play, which is a preloaded card that you can credit prior to the festival or at various points across the site.
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