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Question about busking and busking permits (France&Spain)
Posted June 17th, 2013 - 9:20 am by from Turin, Italy (Permalink)
Hi to all!
I'm planning with my friend to organize a "busking tour" this summer; we will follow the mediterranean coast, through France and Spain, and play our show in every city. We are six, it's a 20-minute show with a short story, live music and a little bit of acrobatics. It will be our first experience, so any advice will be really welcome.
Our major trouble is about the permits. Those will be the city we will pass by; you know something about busking restrictions?

-Nice
-Cannes
-Marseille
-Arles
-Montpellier
-Barcelona
-València
-Zaragoza
-Bilbao
-Bordeaux
-Toulouse

We will be eternally grateful for any little help!

Posted July 3rd, 2013 - 10:26 am by from Turin, Italy (Permalink)
Come on! No one has any little information? We have write to the town councils of the major city, but none of them has answered!

Posted October 31st, 2013 - 12:33 am by from Milwaukee, United States (Permalink)
Hi. I have been researching the same areas with ni response hrre or from officials . if you did your tour and found out any info. pkease forward. it to me and I will do the same. Would love to hear about your experience if you did your tour.

thanks

Posted November 4th, 2013 - 3:58 pm by from Turin, Italy (Permalink)
We've managed to do only half way, until Arles (we was too optimistic, the travel has taken much more time then expected).
However, everything went very well. The south of the France is a great area for busking: a lot of turist, nice people, and we had no problem with police. There is a lot, really a lot of other artist and buskers (mostly in Nice), but we always managed to find a free place. No one asked us for the permits.
Were you will go? Do you need info about a place in particular?

Posted November 4th, 2013 - 4:13 pm by from Milwaukee, United States (Permalink)
Hi thanks for the post. hope you guys are well. First the bit you nentioned was helpful , confirming the possibility and a bit inspiring. I need to know all about any town along the medetarranean coast in France. Best worst spots for busking, restaurants that were friendly, cukture of other buskers i.e what types if artists shiws did you see in which location . Also Spain is my maun stop Belgium and Amsterdam are strong possibilities

with all that said I am a professional performer considering eventually noving to Europe. or spendingnsierable amounts of time there. I speak English Spanish. and some French. my websris on my profile.
Thanks for any help feed bck cobtacts or inspirations
Safe Travels

Marc The Zani