Village du Monde

Southern Europe

So close and yet so exotic, the sun-drenched lands of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Greece are in the spotlight this year. Discover the exceptional cultural, gastronomic and musical diversity of Southern Europe, set out in contemporary arcades and gardens that invite to contemplation and ... an aperitif!


The stage and the bar of l'Escale are nestled in the heart of a large caseta, like the ephemeral buildings typical of the Seville Fair, where fiestas are in full swing between music, dance and fine tapas. Sip beverages from Southern Europe whilst watching intimate concert performances by artists appearing at the Dome, dance the evening away to Greek rebetiko or Italian tarantella, or a groovy mix of songs gleaned from the countries of the guest region. Time to meet, share and party!

Festival’s charity partner

Every year, Paléo hosts an association working in the countries represented at the Village. For the 2018 edition, the Festival is delighted to welcome SOS MEDITERRANEE Suisse, whose mission is to carry out rescue operations and providing medical assistance to migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, a reflection of their commitment to the respect of human rights.

Southern Europe map

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Village du Monde: 2003-2017

Pictures of the 15 editions!