Palais Omnisports de Bercy in Paris

I have tried to figure this out myself, but am not having much luck. Has anyone ever bought tickets to an event here? I have 2 questions. First, is there an English language website for purchasing? The official website is in French and when using Bing Translate, it does not translate everything and does not connect to all the links. Also, does anyone know what/where "Tribune" seating is? The site lists Cat 1, Cat 2, Cat 3 and Tribune. The first 3 are noted on the seating diagram, but the Tribune seating is not. Thanks so much, any light you can shed will be appreciated.
Joann

Posted by Joann
Dartmouth, MA, USA
123 posts

Michael, Thank you so much, exactly what I was looking for. BTW had a great time at the Rocking Horse Ranch down there in New Paltz a few years back :) Joann

Posted by Karen
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
1519 posts

I tried several times last year to buy tickets online at the Paris Bercy website. It rejected my credit card each time. I called the bank so they wouldn't stop it. I never could figure out the problem. In the end, I just went there the day I landed and bought a ticket for that night's show. (It was Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler, and it was terrific.) It was a decent venue. The Metro is right there, and there are plenty of places to get a drink or food. I was struck that the French at a rock concert drink a LOT less than Americans do.

Posted by Joann
Dartmouth, MA, USA
123 posts

Thank you Karen. I tried purchasing the tickets yesterday when they went on sale. By the time I figured out what I was doing, as it does not run exactly like the US site, the tickets were sold out. Now I am debating whether to pay the extra $100 or so p/ticket through a reseller, or wait until we get there to see what happens.
Thank you both again. Joann

Posted by Karen
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
1519 posts

I tried off and on for a month to get tickets. Sometimes they'd be unavailable, and then later they would be. At no point could I get my card to work. Bercy seems to have a system where for a small extra fee, you can cancel your tickets and get your money back. A small insurance policy, I guess. That might explain why tickets would become available later. I didn't look around for scalpers outside. My French would not have been good enough to negotiate that! What are you going to see?

Posted by Joann
Dartmouth, MA, USA
123 posts

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but please remember I am traveling with 2 14 y/o girls -- One Direction. Trust me, I'd much rather be seeing Bob Dylan, David Grey, etc. but I don't think they would enjoy that as much. Maybe next time.