ENVCSF 2010 Travel and Accommodation Information
Getting to “L’Espace des Possibles”
Nearest airport - La Rochelle
For info about cheap flights go to:
For connecting trains from La Rochelle to Royan - see below
Bordeaux is the other airport you could use
For info about cheap flights, go to:
For connecting trains from Bordeaux to Royan - see below
The nearest station to the festival site is Royan
There are direct trains from La Rochelle and Bordeaux
From countries other than France, book tickets at:
Catch a bus from Royan station - see below
By bus from Royan railway station
Catch bus 25 (Royan - Meschers) from Royan station to l’Arnèche - the bus stop in front of the site
The journey takes 20 minutes
Caution, no bus the july, 4 and 11.
Head for - Entre mer et foret, 8 Boulevard de Suzac, 17132 Meschers, France
You can check mappy or google maps for your exact route
Probably, in train station, airport or by phone (Merschers-sur-Gironde taxi):
By carpooling or walking bus
Accommodation and Food
Prices include accommodation and food
Please note - on arrival, each participant will be asked to pay an extra charge of around
€5 –10 (not yet finalised) to cover the costs of insurance and materials
Rooms ‘Castor and Pollux’ for two people
Now, there isn't Rooms 'Castor and Pollux'.
Mobile homes Standard 4 people, plus 2 on a fold down bed
Now, there isn't Mobile home Standard.
Rent a Tent (tent only) - provided by “L’Espace des Possibles”
For 7 nights, per person : €278
For pictures see:
Camping (with own tent)
for 7 nights, per person : €268
Prices for Children
For 7 nights, per child
- Less then 4 years old : - €84
- 4-13 years old
- over 13 : same as adult
Meals are all vegetarian
Meals without gluten or dairy milk products can be ordered
Beginning and End of the Festival
Sat 3 July - the day before the start of the festival
You can arrive this Saturday if you wish
The all in charge for Saturday night will be (all prices include dinner):
Sun 4 July - festival begins
14.00 : Start of reception and registration of participants
18.00 to 19.00 : Dinner
19.30 to 22.00 : Introductory session to the festival.
Sun 11 July - closing of festival
12.30 : Closing session
12.30 - 13.30 : Lunch and departure
Items you can rent or buy
Renting a blanket : €6 - for the entire week
Renting a bed sheet : €4 - for the entire week
Renting an air-bed: €6 - for the entire week
Buying a towel : €9
Some things to bring with you
Expected temperatures at this time of the year are 30 - 35°C
Don’t forget to bring suncream (particularly the Scandinavians J), swimsuit, and anti-mosquito cream. Bring warm clothes and rain gear – you never know!
Please bring a torch - there's not much light in the camp at night!
Cancellation of any registration must be confirmed in writing
Refunds are possible only according to the following conditions :
- In case of force majeure (such as serious illness or accident, car theft, participant’s death or death of a member of their family, redundancy)
All monies paid are reimbursed to the participant, less a €30 administration fee; subject to the presentation of valid evidence that such facts were unknown at the time of registration.
- In case of cancellation without due cause and less than 30 days before the booked day of arrival, no money will be refunded. The whole amount will be retained by “L’Espace des Possibles”
- In case of cancellation by “L’Espace des Possibles”, the participant will have monies already paid reimbursed
- In case of late arrival, the booking will be cancelled 48 hours after the due arrival; unless the participant gives written convincing reasons within this 48-hour period
We ask each participant to contribute a total of 4 hours of working meditation during the week - to help with community tasks such as cleaning, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, washing dishes, and helping with children
There will be a special area for children, with organized activities every day. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
There is a pond on site - please keep a close eye on the children
The beach is nearby - please keep watch on children especially when they are swimming. The safety regulations require one parent or adult for every three children, and you’re asked to provide them with good security by remaining vigilant.
We’re sure you will do, and please, everyone watch out for the comfort and security of all the children. And for each other as well of course!