Practical information

  • Infos pratiques - Venir au Festival - EN

    The Festival is situated in Nyon, Switzerland, between Geneva and Lausanne, near the magnificent Léman Lake. It is easily accessible by public transport, even during the wildest hours!

    • Public transport

      All public transport timetables and fares available on this page in July!

      Good to know

      • Most regions in west Switzerland will have a rail or coach service.
      • Nyon's six district buses and the NStCM train even offer free of charge service
      • Special CFF night trains during the night in direction of Lausanne, Geneva, Montreux and Fribourg
      • TL and TPG buses will be covering the cities of Lausanne and Geneva on arrival of the special night trains. 
      • Six TCS-organized coach lines serve the French speaking part of Switzerland.
    • On foot or two wheels

      If you are near the Festival, biking or walking are probably your best bets.

      On foot

      The Route de St-Cergue, linking the Festival to the center and train station of Nyon, has street lighting the whole way (in blue on the map above). You’ll only need 30 minutes by foot (maybe a bit more on your way back, hum).

      By bike

      Ecological, practical and of unparalleled class, the bike is really one of the best ways of getting to and from the Festival.

      A specially sign-posted and secured cycle route will be available between Nyon/Prangins and the Festival (in dark green on the map above). From other neighbouring locations, we recommend to take the routes indicated in light green on the map.

      Dedicated parking zones are available for bicycles:

      • Near the Festival main entrance
      • in the Parc Chevalin, near the Asse train halt

      As a reminder, bicycles are not allowed on the NStCM train. 

      By motorbike

      It is also possible to get to the Festival by motorcycle or by scooter.

      Three parking zones have been designated for motorbikes:

      • coming from Geneva: at the Parc Chevalin
      • coming from Lausanne: follow "Festival", through Vich and Coinsins
      • coming from Nyon: on the route de St-Cergue, under the motorway bridge route

      Please Note! Parking two-wheelers outside these designated parking areas may disrupt traffic flow or cause obstructions. Badly parked two-wheelers run the risk of being towed away at their owners' expense, just like cars!

    • Car

      Getting to the Festival

      In order to guarantee the flow of traffic, please follow the special road signs and any instructions issued by traffic wardens..

      • For people coming from Lausanne, it is recommended to get off the motorway at the Gland junction (junction 12). The Nyon junction is too often saturated.
      • For people coming from Geneva it is recommended to get off the motorway at the Nyon junction (junction 11).

      Leaving the Festival

      At the end of the last concert on the Grande Scène, many people leave the festival site at once, sometimes creating a long wait in the car parks. One solution to avoid this: don’t leave the festival immediately and enjoy the concerts that are still on, or take advantage of the (syrup) bars still open.

      Parkings Paléo

      Free parking areas for are provided for you. They are situated close to the Festival site. These car parks may be subject to closure in the event of heavy rain. Replacement parking will be provided in the town of Nyon and in surrounding areas and a special shuttle bus service will operate to and from the Festival site.

      Please note: any vehicle parked outside the designated areas will be removed at the owner's expense. Tents and caravans are not tolerated in the car parks.

      Parking in the town of Nyon

      To those people who prefer parking their cars in the town centre, Paléo recommends the Perdtemps open-air car park (free of charge from 18:30 from Monday to Friday, from 17:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday) or the railway station car park (parking de la Gare, CHF 1.-/h from 17:00 to 7:00, max CHF 5.-). From there, you can reach Paléo Festival free of charge by the Nyon-St-Cergue train.

      We recommend that you use public transport or carsharing. It is not too late to save the planet!

    • Car-sharing

      In partnership with Tribugo, Paléo offers a free carpooling platform for the festival! 

      A car-sharing platform will be set up before the festival to help drivers and passengers get in touch.

  • Infos pratiques - Dormir - EN

    Several accommodation choices are available allowing you to spend some memorable and crazy nights at Paléo. In addition to the traditional free campsite, the Festival offers the Camping Pal'Asse (for a fee), as well as a campervan zone with improved services (for a fee for all campervans). 

    • Campsite (free)

      What would Paléo be without its legendary Camping? For those who would like to take the Festival experience to the ultimate level, the campsite is open on Monday 22 July at noon until Monday 29 July at noon. Access is limited to Festival ticket and pass holders.

      Upon presentation of your valid daily ticket or weekly pass, you will receive a bracelet from the “Contremarques” desk (at the “Accueil” area and at the Robinson) giving you access to the Campsite for the whole week.

      Children and young people under the age of 16 will only be admitted into the campsite if accompanied by an adult.

      Please note that all camping material must be installed in the campsite only. Tents and caravans are not tolerated outside the campsite (car parks for example).


      • Toilets/showers cold water (8a.m. to 8p.m.)
      • Warm showers (CHF 4.- or CHF 16.- for 5 showers, 8a.m. to 8p.m.)
      • Luggage storage (CHF 3.- pro item) 
      • Smartphone recharge (CHF 1.-)
      • Non alcoholic drinks available (24h/24)
      • A bar (le Bar du Milieu) 
      • A bakery (le Tea Room) 
      • Sale of essential goods 
      • Firewood is distributed free of charge near the three communal fires, from Monday to Saturday, from 10.30 a.m. to midday.
      • Beach volleyball court and tournaments

      Assistance, security and safety

      • Reception centre 24h/24h
      • First-aid 24h/24h
      • Assistance and someone to talk to are also available at the “Autour de Minuit” stall
      • The emergency phone number of the Festival's security center is: +41 22 365 11 11


      • The installation of makeshift camping structures measuring more than 3 metres in height
      • Use of couches and other living-room furniture
      • Vehicles
      • Drugs
      • Animals
      • Any kind of pyrotechnic equipment and objects
      • More infos: "Health & Safety"

      Rubbish and environment

      The Festival has adopted a policy based on individual responsibility in the area of environmental protection.

      • Please play your part by sorting glass, PET bottles and cans. The Ecopoint on the campsite can provides you with bags/bin-liners for sorting, and will also be the point where you can bring back your sorted waste.
      • Let's be ecologically responsible! When leaving the campsite, we invite everyone to leave their pitch empty of any waste, in order to facilitate the work of the cleaning team. Thank you! 
    • Pal'Asse Campsite (charged)

      Pal'Asse Campsite (charged) 
      Honey, I'm taking you to the Pal'Asse!  

      A campsite atmosphere, with a lot more comfort! No more worries about setting up a tent, Paléo offers a ready-made accommodation solution! Fully equipped and comfortable "lodge" tents with beds, duvet, solar light kit, mirror... for 2 to 6 people! An unusual accommodation experience in a small village proposed by Lodg'ing, located in the heart of the campsite, right next to the Festival. Book your accomodation, come to the Festival and experience Paléo differently! 


      Book an accommodation at the Pal'Asse


      Opening hours

      • Open from Monday 22 July at midday until Monday 29 July at midday
      • 24/24h

      Terms and prices

      • Rates depending on the choice of your home. Infos on Lodg'ing.
      • Access is limited to Festival ticket and pass holders
      • Only available for a whole week stay (Monday to Monday)
      • Children and young people under the age of 16 who are not accompanied by an adult are not admitted


      • Pre-installed structures
      • Warm showers
      • Real beds with real mattresses
      • Solar LED light kit   
      • Phone battery charging facilities 
      • Bed and bath linen included 
      • Wi-fi zone

      Assistance, security and safety

      • Reception centre
      • First-aid


      • The installation of other camping structures
      • Vehicles
      • Drugs
      • Animals
      • Any kind of pyrotechnic equipment
      • More infos: "Health & Safety"
    • Camper vans (charged)

      Are you the lucky owner of a caravan, mobile home or similar vehicle?  Set up your motorhome in the special motorhome area, with enhanced services such as a reception and installation service and a waste water disposal area. Two types of pitches are available: one with and one without electricity. Pitches can be booked for the whole week (Monday to Monday) or per day.

      Book a pitch

      Opening hours

      • Open from Monday 22 July 12pm until Monday 29 July 12pm 
      • Camper vans entrance from 9AM to 9PM (except on Monday 22 July: 12pm to 9pm) 


      • With electricity: CHF 134.- for the whole week
      • Without electricity: CHF 64.- for the whole week / CHF 34.- per day


      • A pitch measuring 5,5m x 7m
      • As an option: electricity (on average 350W available per vehicle)
      • Area for waste water disposal and drinking water outlet for refills
      • WC nearby
      • Free cold showers
      • Hot showers (CHF 4.- or CHF 16.- for 5 showers)
      • Reception and installation service for camping-cars, help and breakdown service in case of bad weather (mud)


      • Access is limited to Festival ticket and pass holders
      • Access from age of 16 years (unless accompanied by responsible adult)

      Only motorhomes will be allowed into this area. Cars, station wagons, commercial vans and any other vehicles not intended for accommodation, will not be admitted. Vehicles that are considered to present a risk in terms of safety or hygiene will also be excluded. Cars pulling caravans must leave once they have deposited the caravan. Vehicles with rooftop tents are allowed in the motorhome area. At the checkpoint, situated at the entrance to this area, a pass will be issued to those vehicles qualifying for access to the zone, in order to make it easier to manage this area of the campsite and also to improve your comfort.

    • Online accomodation platform

      Are you looking for in-home accommodation or professional housing during the Festival? Wether a room, a bit of land, a whole flat or a night in a hotel, find the solution that suits you on the new platform created by the " Nyon, Ville de Festivals " organisation. 

      If you wish to host festival-goers in your home during Paléo, we invite you to place your ad on this platform! 

      More info here

  • Infos pratiques - Manger et boire - EN

    Are you ready to satisfy your taste buds? Discover an extraordinary culinary experience!

    With more than 50 cuisines from around the world, your taste buds are in for a treat!

    Food stalls


    At Paléo, we love the convivial experience around a beautiful plate or table! That's why the Festival invites you on a gastronomic world tour: Peruvian lomo Saltado, Greek gyros, Colombian patacones, Italian porchetta or Cameroonian loaded bread... 110 food stands are spread out on the festival grounds and in the Quartier Libre to please your palate. At the Village du Monde, specialties from the balkans are in the spotlight. Yummy!

    Several criteria are considered when evaluating the stands: decoration, greeting, cleanliness, quality and quantity-price ratio. Every year, our team of tasters proposes the best of the Festival's stands with its Top 20, the "Paléo Slection". You can go there with your eyes closed and your mouth wide open!

    Discover the specially selected stands:

    • The Top 20 stalls, selected by our tasters
    • The Fresh & local produce stalls, selected by Paléo’s Environment Commission
    • The New offers, selected by Paléo’s Régie des Stands

    These food stand selections are visible on the Festival app and on site thanks to the following signs:

    Download the app  


    Friendly restaurants

    Have a break in a calm atmosphere!

    A well-deserved break between two concerts, the Festival's restaurants offer a haven of peace, with a selection of varied and original dishes on the menu.

    Bars for all thirst


    From the Paléo Festival grounds to the Quartier Libre, nearly 40 bars will be available to quench all thirsts, from special beers to fruity cocktails, from non-alcoholic refreshments to teas, coffees or regional wines. As far as grape varieties are concerned, Paléo selects all its wines and offers quality regional vintages at affordable prices!

    And if you still haven’t found a reason to stay hydrated, just remember that all of these bars are run by local cultural or sports associations from the Nyon region. You can find all of these bars on our mobile app.

    In the stands, washable and returnable dishes!

    Paléo is setting up a system of washable and returnable dishes in order to considerably reduce the volume of waste and single-use!

    Multiple return points are installed on the festival grounds and in the Quartier Libre, in the immediate vicinity of the stands.

    It's easy! The dish return points take back your plates, bowls, cups, pitchers and all of your waste! Cutlery is not returnable.

    The price of deposits is CHF 2.00 for cups, plates and bowls and CHF 5.00 for pitchers. Your deposits are returned to your bank account via your card (Maestro, V Pay, Postcard, Visa, Mastercard, etc.), via your smartphone (Apple Pay, Google Pay) or a Paléo prepaid card (available at the "No Cash" exchange banks).

    You can of course bring your own containers to the Festival site! This way, you are helping to make the Festival even more welcoming and sustainable. We thank you already!

    All the food stands and bars on our mobile app in July!

    Find the complete list of bars, food, craft and information stands “Food & Drinks” section on our mobile app.

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    It allows you to:

    • Search for stands and bars by product and type of cuisine: fondue, poutine, falafel, pizza, wine, tajine, etc.
    • Sort by category: meat, vegetarian, sweets, restaurant, gluten-free, etc.
    • Locate the stands and bars on the map.
    • Discover the stands specially selected by Paléo.


  • Infos Pratiques - No Cash - EN

    «No Cash» payments

     “The Festival is "No Cash"!  No cash payments will be accepted at any point of sale (bars, stands, restaurants, etc.).

    What do you have to do? NOTHING! 
    The system is as simple as when you pay for something in any shop! 

    • Payment methods available

      What payment methods will be available?   

      All the usual payment methods (except cash):   

      • TWINT  
      • Visa, Visa Debit (V Pay) 
      • Mastercard, Mastercard Debit (Maestro) 
      • Postcard,  
      • Apple Pay,  
      • Google Pay 

      No credit card? You don't want to or can’t pay by credit card or app? No problem!    

      A "No Cash" exchange bank is available on the ground and one at the Quartier Libre to exchange your cash for a prepaid card or bracelet, with the amount of your choice. 

      Please note! "No Cash" cards and wristbands are only valid for the current edition!

      Reload your "No Cash" card or bracelet

      • Once you have your card or bracelet, scan the QR code on it 
      • Charge with the amount of your choice  

    For further information, please contact : nocash(at)

  • Infos pratiques - Sur place - EN

    Any specific questions? Please contact the Information stall on the right after the main entrance. Our team has the answers to everything from concert schedules to the meaning of life.

    • Luggage Storage

      The Information counter (on the right after the main entrance) and the campsite reception provide a fee-paying luggage storage service. 

      Information counter: CHF 3.- per item and per day (partial withdrawal CHF 2.-). 

      Campsite reception: CHF 3.- per item. 

    • Washable and returnable dishes

      Paléo is introducing a system of washable and returnable dishes in order to considerably reduce the volume of waste and single-use!    

      Multiple return points have been installed on the festival grounds and in the Quartier Libre, in the immediate vicinity of the food stands.   

      It's easy! The dish return points take back your plates, bowls, cups, pitchers and all of your waste!  Cutlery is not returnable.  

      The price of deposits is CHF 2.00 for cups, plates and bowls and CHF 5.00 for pitchers. Your deposits are returned to your bank account via your card (Maestro, V Pay, Postcard, Visa, Mastercard, etc.), via your smartphone (Apple Pay, Google Pay) or a Paléo prepaid card (available in the "Paléo Banks").  

      You can of course bring your own containers to the Festival site!   

      This way, you are helping to make the Festival even more welcoming and sustainable. We thank you already!

    • Young audiences

      Exemption from payment

      Paléo is often a family thing. This is why free admission is offered to children under the age of 12. Children and teenagers between the age of 12 to 18 benefit from the student price. Children under compulsory school leaving age are not admitted to the Festival site after 22:00 in accordance with local laws and police regulations, unless accompanied by a parent or under the supervision of an adult. Moreover, access to the campsite will be refused to young people under the age of 16 who are not accompanied by a parent staying in the campsite.

      Day nursery "La Luciole" (until 8 years old)

      Located on the banks of the river, away from large crowds, the "La Luciole" daycare centre offers free games and entertainment for children up to 8 years old. Parents can leave their children there for up to three hours, as soon as they are clean. On the program: slides, treasure hunt, juggling, boom, crafts and many other activities. Because it's not just adults who leave with sparkles in their eyes!

      Open every day until 22:00.

      La Ruche (family space) 

      A poetic and timeless space, La Ruche offers fun shows and workshops! A place that encourages discovery, encounters, relaxation and open-mindedness, for all ages, to discover with your friends and family! 

      La Plage (12 to 18 years old)

      Sand, parasols, trees and deckchairs, it's hard to believe you're at Paleo! And yet, nestling right next to the HES-SO area is La Plage, a convivial and welcoming space dedicated to teenagers from 12 to 18 years old. Entertainment and games are all on the programme, alongside a bar that features non-alcoholic drinks at low prices. Drink without ruining yourself, that's the winning formula for basking in the sunshine under the coconut trees!

      Open every day until 02:00.

    • Lost and Found

      Have you lost your inflatable guitar, your flag from Valais or your godson? Don't panic! You may find them at the lost and found.

      During the Festival until Sunday 23 July

      • On the day until closing time: at the Information point
      • From the day after, at the Paléo Festival Nyon ticket office (ph. +41 (0) 22 365 10 58)
        Opening hours: 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
      • For the campsite, at all times, at the Camping Reception (ph. +41 (0) 22 365 10 37)
        Opening hours: 24 hours a day

      Monday 24 July: sorting of objects, no restitution possible.

      From Tuesday 25 July to Friday 28 July at midday

      At the Paléo Festival Nyon office, Route de Saint-Cergue 314
      (ph.    +41 (0) 22 365 11 58 / email:
      Opening hours: 10 am – noon and 2 pm – 5 pm (except for Friday 28 July: closing at noon)

      From Friday 28 July at midday to Friday 4 August

      Service suspended - property transferred to Police NyonRégion for sorting and identification.

      From Tuesday 8 August

      Police NyonRégion, place du Château 10 (ph. +41 (0) 22 799 17 17)
      Normal office hours.

    • Wi-Fi network and recharging mobile phones


      Paléo offers visitors a free Wi-Fi network. You will be able to access the Wi-Fi for up to 30 minutes.

      Recharging your mobile phone

      You can recharge your phone at a special recharging counter for free at the Romande Energie stall, located behind La Terrasse. For campers, a charging point is available at the Campsite reception point.

  • Infos pratiques - Santé et sécurité - EN

    Celebrate in complete safety! The Festival is a place where tens of thousands of people gather each day. By respecting a few rules of caution, all members of the public can contribute to the success of each evening. Should you encounter any problems, do not hesitate to contact a member of the security staff, (easily recognisable by their jerkins).

    Emergency phone number of the Festival's central security office: +41 22 365 11 11

    • Infirmary

      Two First Aid Stations, one on the Festival site (during ist opening hours) and one at the campsite (24h/24) are at your service to deal with any health related issues. The infirmary staff is composed of about a hundred volunteers, all of whom are healthcare professionals. They dispose of appropriate modern healthcare material. 

    • Leave them at home


      For health, safety and animal welfare reasons, it is prohibited to bring dogs or any other animals to the Festival site, Quartier Libre, or the campsite.


      Arms (in the sense of the law), as well as any object that could be considered dangerous in the context of the festival are forbidden within the perimeter of the event.


      Swiss legislation strictly prohibits the selling, consuming and possession of narcotics, including cannabis. The cantonal drugs squad maintains a presence on the Festival site and on the campsite and prosecutes offenders.


      For safety reasons and in conformity with OFAC norms, which forbid any use of drones above a gathering of people, drones are strictly forbidden above all parts of the Festival site (campsite and car parks included).

      Pyrotechnic objects

      In order to reduce the risk of accidents and fire, the use of pyrotechnic objects (fireworks, smoke flares…) is forbidden on the Festival site, on the campsite and on the car parks.

    • Prevention

      The Festival’s prevention policy is based on a global process, which is founded on a strategy of care in the broadest sense. The organisation endeavours to guarantee a visible, attentive and reassuring presence for the public, as well as the capacity to intervene rapidly, effectively and appropriately in the event of any health or safety problem.


      The sale of any alcohol to persons under the age of 16 years is prohibited.

      Hearing protection

      The Festival exerts itself to respect all the norms for the hearing protection of the spectators. The cantonal authorities do check of all the concerts. During some concerts, and depending where you are situated, the sound waves can reach 100 decibels. A prolonged exposure to this power can injure your ear drums. It is suggested to use ear plugs. Ear plugs are available for free at all the Information stands, the Camping reception centre and the Festival's shops.

      Hearing protections for children are sold at the Festival’s merchandising shops.

      Crowd movement

      In case of a sudden crowd movement during a concert, try to move away from the people in the audience who are pushing forward. Pressure in the first few rows of the audience can be very strong. Please don't stand there with small children.


      To avoid losing or getting personal belongings stolen, either near the concert areas or at the camp site, avoid bringing valuable goods to the Festival.

    • Ask for Angela

      Respect · Kindness · Tolerance  

      There is no place for any form of discrimination, harassment, aggression or intimidation at Paléo. 

      If for any reason you feel unsafe, ask for "Angela" to any member of the Paléo security staff, the medical staff or any bar staff.  

      Witness or a victim, we've got the support you need.   

      We're here for you,  

      The Paléo Team 

  • Infos pratiques - Accueil handicap - EN

    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


      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:  

      • opposite the PSH platform on the Grande Scène 
      • next to the Entracte, near the festival entrance and the fountain  
      • in the Village du Monde  
      • 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 on the road leading to the Terrace, opposite the PSH platform of the Main Stage, 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.

    • Concert interpreted in sign language

      In 2024, Olivia Ruiz's concert will be fully accessible in French sign language. Paléo is pleased to welcome the collective of interpreters, 10 doigts en cavale, specialists in sign language interpretation.    

      For any questions, please write to

    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.


    *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 crutches or a wheelchair. The same applies to pregnant women.