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France - the land of excellent cuisine, style, and culture. It is one of the top tourist destinations in the world due to its rich history and contrasting landscapes. France's glorious gardens, picturesque villages, thousands of museums, delicious wine, and majestic chateaux make it the perfect backdrop for your ensemble's overseas adventure.
Gourmet food, world-class art museums, amazing castles and cathedrals, beautiful countryside and pristine beaches are just a few of the reasons why France is one of the most visited locations in the world. Our itineraries give your group the opportunity to engage with locals while experiencing all the great sights, sounds and tastes this wonderful country has to offer.
This 10-day itinerary includes some of the must-sees of Paris and then explores historic Normandy and the breathtaking Loire Valley. With the perfect combination of rustling-bustling city culture and romantic countryside landscapes, highlights include the Louvre, Versailles, Château de Chenonceau, D-Day Beaches, and more.Full Itinerary
Experience life along the Rhône with this itinerary that features the City of Lights and the beautiful Provence region of Southern France. Start your Journey with the Parisian classics, then head to the gorgeous countryside to see Giverny, Avignon and Arles. Your final stop is the Côte d'Azur, the French Riviera!Full Itinerary
This tour takes you across France from the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains to the beaches of Normandy. Explore the famous pilgrimage city of Lourdes, marvel at the majestic Châteaux of the Loire Valley, experience the power and history of the D-day beaches and end your visit by reveling in the culture and wonders of Paris.Full Itinerary
No trip to France would be complete without a visit to Paris. In a country the size of Texas, however, there is no shortage of beautiful and memorable places in addition to the City of Light. The Loire Valley, Provence, Normandy and Cote d'Azur are just a few of the diverse and must-see regions you'll love exploring.
Known as the "City of Light" due to its role as a center of education during the Age of Enlightenment, Paris home to some of the world's most iconic landmarks. This culture city includes the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe the Louvre, and many more.
Fondly referred to as Nice la Belle, Nice rests in the southeastern part of France. Its mild Mediterranean climate and seaside promenade, attracts travelers throughout the world. Truly a place of beauty, Nice has been a hub of talented artists and innovators for centuries. Indulge in a plethora of cuisines including some of the freshest seafood you'll find, as you take in stunning views of the sea and mountains.
Known as the Garden of France, most famous for its architectural heritage, historical towns, and incredible chateaux. It's abundant fruit orchards, vineyards, and fields line the Loire river in a picturesque pattern.
This beautiful seaside area is famous for the stormy battle during World War II that resulted in the restoration of the French Republic and resulted in a major turning point in the war.
For many years this city was the center of French silk production and more recently it has gained a reputation for being the capital of Gastronomy in France. Lyon offers a great combination of historic and urban viewpoints. It is the second largest city in France and is home to the famous Lyon Conservatoire.
Tours is a beautiful university town located in the heart of France's gorgeous Loire Valley, made famous because of its extravagant castles built in the time of French kings. Tours is a great place to stay when exploring these "chateaux" as it's quite centrally located and offers a lovely café atmosphere in the evenings. One can enjoy an aperitif at one of its many open-air squares, most notably, Place Plumereau, which is surrounded by historic half-timbered houses and is the liveliest part of the old town.
Music and the arts are part of the fabric of French life. From historic cathedrals and churches to concert halls, theatres and elegant gardens and parks, your ensemble can count on a great venue to perform in with an enthusiastic and supportive audience.
Located in the heart of Paris, Notre Dame is one of the most magnificent churches in the world. It has starred in numerous books and films across the ages—most notably Victor Hugo's tale of the Hunchback, Quasimodo, who lived in the bell towers. Speaking of bells, Notre Dame has five, the largest being the great bourdon bell, Emmanuel, which weighs just over 13 tons. No doubt one of the most sought after venues in the world, we are proud to have Notre Dame on our venues list!
La Madeleine is a prestigious performance venue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. This Roman Catholic church was built in true Neo-Classical style inspired by the Roman temple Maison Carrée with over fifty columns carrying the building. The church's pipe organ was built in 1845, restored in 1927 and the organist position has been held by major organists/composers, Saint-Saëns and Fauré to name a few! We hope your group can be one of the select ensembles to have the opportunity to perform here!
The Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, founded in the 6th Century, stands on the left bank of the Seine. The church was once part of a huge Abbey. Unfortunately, the main body of the Abbey was destroyed when their supply of saltpeter, used to preserve their food but also a constituent of gun powder, exploded and leveled the Abbey to the ground. Now only the church remains. It is an amazing venue, rich in history and a wonderful setting for any performance.
The American Church is Paris has been around since the 1830s and is the first American church outside the United States. According to the church's history, it was consencrated on Thanksgiving day 1886 and coincided with the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. It is a beautiful building that is perfect for choirs. It is a symbol of French and American allegiance and and continues to be a highlight for visitors from all over.
Built in 1868, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice is the largest church in the city. The church was built in a Gothic French style and was designed to French the city after it was annexed from Italy in 1860. The east facing faÃ§ade is dominated by a huge Rose window, depicting the Assumption of Mary. It is a beautiful venue and would be the perfect venue for a choral ensemble.
Nestled in the heart of Bayeux, this large Norman-Romanesque Cathedral dates back to the 11th Century. It is famous as the original home of the Bayeux Tapestry, a massive embroidered cloth depicting the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. Many legends surround the tapestry, but the majestic architecture of Bayeux Cathedral tells a story of its own. It is a wonder that one of the oldest cathedrals in France somehow escaped World War II without much damage. Performing in Bayeux Cathedral lit up at night is a truly magical moment for your music tour.
Honoring nearly 10,000 American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II, this site is a historical landmark in memory of the 1944 invasion of Normandy. This cemetery and memorial is located near Omaha Beach and the English Channel close to the Normandy landings. With the US flag flying proudly, visitors can attend the flag lowering ceremony which occurs twice each day. Performances here are sure to be emotional and inspiring.
This gothic-style Roman Rite Catholic cathedral was built between 1194-1250 and is the last cathedral to have occupied the grounds since the 4th century. The church's almost perfect preservation is astounding; it still holds most of the original stained glass windows and its architecture has gone almost unscathed since the 13th century. Dominating the cathedrals exterior are its flying buttresses, large windows, and beautiful spires.
This sprawling creation commissioned by Francois I, towering over its deer-filled park, is one of the most recognized châteaux in the world. Featured in the building are works from collections of the Louvre and Compiegne, admired by nearly a million visitors each year. With guaranteed audiences any day, this is a top performance spot in the Loire Valley