- The Festival offers a shuttle bus between Aix-en-Provence and the Parc every concert evening. The departure is from the Renaissance Hotel, 1h15 before the beginning of the concert.
- The Festival encourages festival-goers to carpool.
- The Festival stages can be reached by public transport. To find out about all the public transports routes, simply visit the Zou! platform, which will organize the trip for you!
- Rehearsal rooms are available at the artist’s accommodation and in the venue, to avoid unnecessary travel. Carpooling also applies to artists during transfers, in order to optimize transport.
- Bicycle parking is available for the public as well as for artists and employees of the Festival.
- All the Festival’s stages are accessible to people with reduced mobility. The Festival guarantees a customized welcome and an adaptive placement for everyone, disregarding the disability.
- Electric shuttles are available in the park for people with reduced mobility, from the car park to the concert scene.
The Festival is committed to the preservation of the environment.
The Festival places environmental issues at the center of its activity and practices. This commitment is illustrated through actions such as reduction of waste and plastics, rationalized recycling policy, reduction of paper consumption, all part of a sustainable use of the Park.
- Work and connection to drinking water has enabled the installation of several water fountains in the Park. They provide easy access to water for everyone, including the public, artists and teams. Get your water bottles!
- The Festival offers only glass cups at its refreshment stand. No disposable or reusable cups are offered, so no plastic !
- A green brigade is in charge of collecting waste on site and making sure that the selective sorting is respected.
- Single-use masks are collected and recycled by Versoo. The masks are then crushed and extruded to be transformed into new polypropylene raw materials.
- The Festival favors short circuits and proximity, both with the service providers and the teams.
- The rental of electric vehicles is encouraged. The shuttles or the gondola for the assembly of the stands and the stage are electric.
- LED lighting has been installed all over the Park, which has reduced electricity consumption by 50%.
- The Festival has changed its communication strategy. Paper materials have been reduced by 50% in two years.
Château de Florans Park is a unique and fragile ecosystem that must be protected.
- An agricultural engineer is responsible for monitoring and maintaining the park. Her mission is to monitor the health of various tree species and plants, with a projection on the long-term sustainable management of the Park.
- At the end of each winter, the central meadow is grazed by sheep to limit the use of machinery.
- The Festival has invested in Qista mosquito bollards, it is a local company, which enables the mosquito control of the Park without pesticides. Manufactured in France, this bollard simulates the presence of humans by dispersing recycled carbon dioxide and emitting olfactory lueurs, which attract the female mosquito and trap it inside. Biodiversity is also preserved as male mosquitoes and other insect species (bees, butterflies, ladybirds etc.) are not attracted by the trap.
- The entire Festival is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
- The Festival collaborates with ESAT la Farigoule on missions and workcamps. For example, in winter 2021, the Festival called on La Farigoule to replace the stage floor.
- The Festival is pooling its resources and offering its equipment and materials to events.
Since 2017, the Festival has been a member of the Eco-responsible and United Festivals of the Southern region Collective (Collectif des Festivals Eco-responsables et Solidaires en Région Sud – Cofees). Carriers of a unique common initiative, 24 performing arts events in the South Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region have joined forces to propose innovative and concrete actions in environmental and societal matters. This proactive approach aims to raise awareness and to encourage cultural festivals to adopt responsible practices. This involves sharing knowledge and pooling resources to help reduce the impact on the environment. The objective is also to encourage dialogue and collaboration with local actors and public authorities. Because cultural events must assert their role as citizens.Study on transports and economical impact of Festivals
The 32 member festivals take place in 6 departments of the Southern region and cover different artistic disciplines:
Altitude Jazz Festival (Hautes Alpes)
Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Les Chorégies d’Orange (Vaucluse)
Cooksound Festival (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence)
Encore Encore Festival (Var)
Les Escales du Cargo (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Festival Avec Le Temps (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Festival d’Avignon (Vaucluse)
Festival Le Bon Air (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Festival de Camargue (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Festival de Chaillol (Hautes Alpes)
Festival du Livre de Mouans-Sartoux (Alpes-Maritimes)
Festival de Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Festival de Néoules (Var)
Festivale di a Canzona Corse (Corse)
Festival Nuits Carrées (Alpes-Maritimes)
Festival OFF d’Avignon (Vaucluse)
Festival Résonance (Vaucluse)
Fiesta des Suds (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Green Fest (Vaucluse)
Insane Festival (Vaucluse)
Jours [et Nuits] de Cirque(s) (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Mars en Baroque (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Marseille Jazz des Cinq Continents (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Les Nuits de l’Enclave (Vaucluse)
Les Plages Electroniques (Alpes-Maritimes)
Les Rencontres d’Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Les Suds, à Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône)
Festival Zik Zac (Bouches-du-Rhône)