My family wishes to plan a trip to Paris in June/July 2013 motivated primarily by the Bruce Springsteen concert on 29 June. We are currently researching the best way to secure tickets, before shelling out vast sums for air tickets from South Africa. Has anyone had experience with buying tickets online and in advance from FNAC, and in particular printing off an e ticket and using this as tender for a show/concert? We want tickets in hand before making a committment.
if FNAC lets you print at home for this concert, that's great. I use them all the time, they're totally legit. Another option is that you can pick up the ticket once arriving in Paris at one of their locations (the Champs-Elysées location is open until midnight, 10 pm Sundays). Just make sure you have the EXACT credit card with you that you used to buy the ticket when you go to pick it up.
Just to second Kim's reply. FNAC is a major ticket seller in France, and has been around for decades. They started as a bookstore, but now also sell electronics, home appliances, DVD's and CD's - and tickets for plays, concerts, etc.
Like Kim, I've used the FNAC for tickets several times and picked them up at one of the stores. FWIW, you can also buy museum tickets through FNAC, skipping the lines.
Thanks so much for this positive feedback. It seems to be the most reliable mode of purchasing tickets. And yes, we can always redeem or verify our tickets at a FNAC store when we arrive in Paris.
Bought out tickets for Giverny and passed every one on line, at FNAC. Got that tip from a fellow helpline friend! They have a store in Les Halles. Happy Travels!
Wendy, you surely get the prize for being Bruce's biggest fan. And I thought it was a big deal to travel 300 km to see his show.