the 7th edition of the festival Les Escapades Musicales


23rd June to 22nd July 2016



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The most natural festival explained in 4 words…



As a travelling festival, the Escapades Musicales takes you through a unique trip around the Bassin d’Archachon and the Val de l’Eyre, between land and sea, at sunset. Each concert of this musical journey takes place in a different location chosen for its acoustics, known for its natural abundance or wonderful architecture. The festival of Bassin d’Arcachon is present in 15 places and federates and brings together audience, local associations, companies and institutional actors during 2 months of festivities. Besides public concerts, the Escapades Musicales continue their travel with school groups by offering them an educational concert.



By encouraging concerts in the open areas, in a number of natural sites and emblematic places from the Bassin d’Arcachon, each evening is a new musical experience at the heart of a precious case. It is also an opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful sites from the Bassin and Val de l’Eyre and to enjoy, for one night, all the richness of the local architecture and heritage.

« The most natural festival » fits in the heart of such a landscape with respect, and undertakes to contribute to their enhancement and their environmental protection, while strengthening the cultural influence of the Bassin d’Arcachon and Val de l’Eyre.



Every concert is explained by musicians to share special moments of discovery and meetings in a warm atmosphere. Open seating and pricing policy (free under 18s, special prices for young people) allow us to share music with a wider audience. After-concerts gatherings are organised to promote exchanges and encourage meetings between musicians and public.



The Program, built on the highest artistic quality, goes from classical masterpiece to lesser known work. Pejman Memarzadeh, conductor of « L’Orchestre de l’Alliance » and artistic director of the Escapades Musicales, gathers around him internationally renowned soloists come to share with the Bassin audience, unforgettable musical moments.



Useful information


Ticket opening on-site at 7:45 pm. Site access at 8:00 pm.

Concerts start at 8:30 pm

Latecomers will be able to join the concert only during musical breaks.

Approximate duration (of the concert): 1h30

Open seating.

It is advisable to arrive at least 30 minutes before the beginning if you want to benefit from the best seats to attend the concert. It is advisable to arrive at least 30 minutes before the concert starts if you wish to enjoy the best seats.

Access for people with reduced mobility: the Escapades team is ready to help you to find the most suitable access. Please contact us (0033 5 56 22 40 72) to prepare your coming and to provide for an adapted reception.

Tickets fee:


Rate A

Full price : 30 €

Reduced ticket* : 15 €


Rate B

Full price : 25 €

Reduced ticket* : 12,5 €

Rate C

Full price : 20 €

Reduced ticket* : 10 €

Free entrance for under 18s.

*Reduced ticket: under 26s, job seekers (documentary evidence), and people with reduced mobility.
Partners Price : members of the Club, the CARS Jazz Hot Arcachon Bay Club and holders of Mollat ​​card receive a discount of 5% on the full price ticket online only on the Site festival.

For every concert held outside, a back-up solution is provided in case of bad weather conditions. Please refer to the weather forecast and our website to know the final chosen location.

About concerts at le Port des Tuiles de Biganos, at the Château de Ruat and at the Château de Salles, the number of presale tickets is limited to the number of seats available at the back-up location. If the weather is fine, additional places will be available that evening on-site.



How to Purchase your ticket


On line: on our website (print at home)


Correspondence by post: Please send us the filled-in booking form available in the brochure and on our website with your cheque payment (to the account of: Les Escapades Musicales), up to 10 days before the date of the first concert at the following address :501, avenue Gustave Eiffel, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch, France. Tickets will be available at the festival desk on the night of the concert or send to you by post (in such cases, please join a pre-stamped envelope with your name and address).


At local tourist offices:

Office de Tourisme d’Arcachon

Esplanade Georges Pompidou

33120 Arcachon

Tel. 0033 5 57 52 97 97

Office de Tourisme de La Teste-de-Buch

13, rue Victor Hugo

33260 La Teste-de-Buch

Tel. 0033 5 56 54 63 14


Office de Tourisme de Gujan-Mestras

37, avenue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny

33470 Gujan-Mestras

Tel. 0033 5 56 66 12 65


Office du Tourisme d’Arès

(uniquement pour le concert d’Arès)

Place A. Weiss

33740 Arès

Tel. 0033 5 56 60 18 07

Office du Tourisme du Teich

(uniquement pour le concert du Teich)

Place Dubernet

33470 Le Teich

Tél. 05 56 22 80 46


On partner websites and point of sale – until the D day:

Web sites: ;

(0 892 683 622 (0, 34 €/ min)

Partners point of sale: FNAC, Carrefour, Géant, Magasins U, and Intermarché


At the concert location after 7:45pm if seats are still available.

Bookings are not possible by telephone. There are no pre-sales at the Office.

If you require more information or encounter technical problems, please contact us at 0033 5 56 22 40 72 or send an email to



For all your travels on the Bassin d’Arcachon, save time and board on shuttles « Transbassin UBA ». You will find desks all around the Bassin where you may get all the options available.

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The association « Les Escapades Musicales » – festival from the Bassin d’Arcachon, a 1901 law association, eligible for patronage – is in charge of the festival organization.


Association Les Escapades Musicales

Patrick Lucas, President

Florence Gravereaux, Honorary president

Francis Carpenter, Vice-president

Sabine Coiffe, Secretary General

Thierry Decamps, Treasurer

Patrick Hourquebie, Property manager

Head office:

17, avenue de la Palombière – Piraillan

33 950 Lège-Cap Ferret


Pejman Memarzadeh, Artistic Director

Caroline Sénéclauze, Associate Director

Hugo Biancheri, Administration

Laure Ménégoz, Production manager

Charlène Hameau, Communications officer

Marie-Cécile Blanc, Booking and public relations officer

Leslie Romby, Production and communication assistant


Festival office (From April to July)

501, avenue Gustave Eiffel

33 260 La Teste de Buch

Tel : 05 56 22 40 72

Correspondence Address (From August to March)

50, rue Volta

75 003 Paris

Tel : 01 53 59 98 71