In 800 AC monks settled down at the foot of this hill. Ruins on the elevation nearby the Spring of Lantouy, give us an idea of a harmonic spiritual life in nature. Many years after the monks, lord Gayfié installed a farm on the hill and constructed several buildings which are still standing to this day: the barn (Grange), his villa, the pigsty (porcherie) and the shepfold (bergerie). After his death, Domaine de Gayfié was home to a horse farm, a truffle plantation and, pretty close to our presence, St. Etienne Football Club. Lucky for us, the guy in charge of managing the construction of 200 bungalows and an elevator down the hill, took all the money and defected to Mexico.
In 1991, after many years of being left untouched, the tourist Residence Domaine de Gayfié was installed and in 2001, Lilo finally took over the place. In 2015, her son Richard and his greenhorn friends decided to organise a slightly oversized home party with Funktion Ones and international booking on top of that hill and called it Monticule Festival. When You are reading these lines the fifth edition is already in the making. The baby has grown a bit. Let’s take a breath to worship the time and space which was given to us. We are all just particles on this round. Maybe the monks are coming back soon.
Camping: 19.06.2019 – 07:00 am
Festival: 19.06.2019 – 12:00 noon
23.06.2019 – 10:00 pm
Travel by public transportation
You don’t know how to get to Monticule by public transportation?
→ download public travel plan
The nearest airport is Toulouse, approximately 140km away. From there you can reach the festival site by train & bus, rental car or our airport shuttle.
Toulouse Airport Shuttle
We are offering an airport shuttle on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday. Shuttle tickets can be purchased from our ticket shop. Seats are limited. No transfer without reservation.
The closest bus stop to Monticule Festival is the small town Cajarc. From there we provide shuttle service (5,00 €) directly to the campgrounds. Departing times will follow soon.
→ download Cajarc shuttle times
Festival Bus from Munich
We offer a shuttle bus from Munich. Bus tickets can be purchased from our ticket shop.
The car park is 15 minutes away from the festival, and has limited space. There are special spaces for VW busses, camper vans and mobile homes. Both areas have limited capacity. You can buy parking & camper van tickets at our online shop.
Domaine de Gayfié lies in Parc naturel régional de Causses du Quercy, which means that there are plenty of different things to explore. By following the small serpentines down the hill, you gonna pass the Gouffre de Lantouy, a turquoise 80-meters deep spring and the ruins of an ancient monastery. Passing the Lot via the beautiful old suspension bridge you reach Cajarc, one of the most beautiful french mid-age villages. The authentic market-place, shops and restaurants definitely worth a visit.
Monticule Festival is all about love. And to make love, it is very important to be in an adequate physical shape. Enter into a dialogue with your spirit and energize your body for the following hours of raving. Feel welcome to join our daily Yoga classes. Your body is everything you need.
Domaine de Gayfié and thus Monticule Festival is located at one of Central Europe’s darkest areas, known as the black triangle. Light pollution is very low here, so you have a crystal clear view of the sky at night. Since last year our friend Jan Rauschning-Vits set himself the challenge to teach you everything you need to know about stars, planets and signs.
In case of general confusion, heavy legs or the need for warmth and security, Miriam and Jennie help you out with a fusion of Thai-Yoga-Massage, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Biodynamics and Acupressure. Just head to their cosy nest after dinner and let go of yourself into the skilful hands of those two charming ladies to prepare yourself for the night.
As Domaine de Gayfié is a vacation residence during the year, its infrastructure has a lot to offer. You can find a tennis court, a basketball court, a ping-pong table and a volleyball court over there.
Good to know
The camping area is filled with trees protecting the tents from direct sunlight. Please note due to the risk of forest fires, camping stoves and open fires are strictly prohibited! The campsite cannot be reached by car. Feel free to use the panorama showers which were specially built for you. Please only use biodegradable shower gel and shampoo to save ground water and nature.
Danger of forest fires
Please note, we are located in a very dry region with high risk of forest fires. Therefore ANY USE of open fire is strictly forbidden, including camping stoves! In order to protect the stunning nature we would also like to encourage you to dispose of your cigarettes into the provided ashtrays. Consider also: Even a cigarette butt can accidentally start a fire in a dry environment!
Watch your step
At some places on the festival ground there are very dangerous cliffs. They are up to 200 meters tall and extremely steep, rocky slopes, which are hard to spot. Therefore we must ask you to follow the pro- vided paths at all times and respect fences and barriers – they are only there for YOUR safety.
There is no ATM on the festival ground but you can pay with your credit or debit card from 20€ on. The next ATM can be found in Cajarc.
Waste & Conservation
Monticule Festival puts special emphasis on sustainability and conservation. Please respect the nature and allow us to re-enter Monticule Festival next year.
It is very important to us to put together a sustainable festival to protect the beautiful nature. Therefore please bring your garbage bag to the collection point at the end of the festival, so we can return your 5€ garbage deposit.
Racism & Sexism
We do not accept any kind of violence against other people. If you feel harmed by another person please directly contact our securities or staff.
For medical assistance the ambulance is located at the entrance of the festival. Please do not hesitate to contact them for any health issues you might experience.
Lost & Found
If you lose anything just contact us at the Info Point. You can also send us an email after the festival to email@example.com
Drinks & Food
On the festival site there will be a variety of food stands. A breakfast cantina will be run by locals, and for snacks and other needs there will be a kiosk. You may bring your own food and beverages to the campsite. However we depend on refinancing the festival by selling drinks on site, so please understand that we cannot allow self provided drinks & food on the festival grounds.
In the very unlikely event that the weather plays a trick on us, there are two large ballrooms to keep us dry and warm. Last years in June the average temperature was 25 degrees Celsius and no rain, however, appropriate clothing never hurts!
Free drinking water is provided from several places on the site, you are welcome to fill up your containers and bottles.
Flashlight, sunscreen, toilet paper, insect repellent, biodegradable shampoo, ear plugs, painkillers, swimwear, towels, water bottle, condoms, toothbrush
Rent a house
Our 9 houses are directly located on the Monticule hill, just a 5-minute walk from the festival grounds. The houses will be equipped with a basic set of water, wine, toilet paper and towels. For inquiries and any kind of question please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
→ Houses for 4 – 5 Persons
→ Bathrooms with washing machine
→ Fully-equipped kitchen & living room with fireplace
→ Big terrace with barbecue