A variety of amenities and aids are available to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of people with disabilities.

These facilities are available to people with significant, persistent disabilities*, requiring support and/or adaptations.

 

  • Tickets

    A disabled person must be in possession of a ticket. Their helper is admitted free of charge. There’s no need to ask for an invitation, both people enter with the same ticket. In the event of a non-definitive exit from the site, both must obtain a pass-out mark.

  • Arrive at the Festival

    Parking

    Any disabled person is allowed to park their vehicle in the car park HANDICAP (part of the Parking Jura), near to the main Festival entrance. The car park is on flat ground but not tarmacked. Access is limited to vehicles displaying an official disabled sticker (HANDICAP) or the special permit obtainable upon request before the event from the Festival organisation.

    Access and moving around the site

    Disabled people enter the Festival via the main entrance (right-hand turnstile, marked ABONNEMENT/HANDICAP). Two connected tarmac roads run across the site from East to West, as far as Grande Scène.

    Transport service at preferential rates 

    Transport Handicap Vaud is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have access to culture. To do so, it offers a transport service with vehicles adapted for people with reduced mobility, at a preferential rate (between 20 and 40 francs, return journey, depending on the distance). 

    This offer is limited to the county of Vaud and can only be booked at least 24 hours in advance. It does not include the festival ticket, which must be purchased separately. 

     

    Information and bookings

  • Dedicated viewing areas

    Viewing platforms reserved for disabled festivalgoers are set up in front of each festival stage.  

    Fore people who wish to follow concerts while seated or away from the crowd, terraces are also available opposite the Grande Scène stage. Depending on attendance at each concert, we recommend you take a seat a bit in advance. These seats are open to all. 

  • Toilets

    Adapted restrooms equipped with EURO-CLÉ are available on the festival grounds:  

    • on the edge of the path between the Terrace and the Balcony   
    • next to the Entracte, near the festival entrance and the fountain  
    • in the World Village  
    • in the “Quartier Libre” (free, public area) 
    • To the right of the Vega stage  

    The campground has restrooms and a shower cabin in the non-public area. You can contact "Autour de Minuit", located at the entrance of the campground. 

  • L'Entracte, a place to relax

    Located shortly after the entrance to the Festival, L’Entracte is a space dedicated to disabled visitors and their helpers wishing have a rest, enjoy a meal or a drink away from the agitation of the Festival, find a bit of peace and quiet or receive treatment in calm and tranquil conditions. Specialised equipment and professional care are permanently available so that you can be well looked after and fully enjoy your time at Paléo Festival. 

For any request or additional information, you can write to us using our contact form. To ensure that the message to reaches us, please select the "accessibility" division.

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*A temporary injury such as a broken leg or sprain is not recognized as a significant, persistent disability, even if the person in question uses walking sticks or crutches. The same applies to pregnant women.