La Fête de la Musique en France

3 Strasbourg  /  3 Lyon  /  2 Loire Valley  /  3 Paris

This 13-day itinerary immerses you in the musical and cultural wonders of France. Your journey commences in Strasbourg, where you’ll relish a scenic canal cruise and debut performance. From there, you’ll head to Lyon to savor its rich history and culinary delights, performing at La Fête de la Musique. Next, experience the enchanting Loire Valley, where you’ll visit splendid chateaux and collaborate with local choirs. Your grand finale unfolds in Paris, where you’ll explore iconic landmarks and perform at LʼEglise Madeleine. Don’t miss this harmonious voyage through France, combining the best of city culture and the romance of the countryside.

Tour Highlights

  • Strasbourg Cathedral

  • Chateaux of Chenonceau

  • Chateau de Chambord

  • Eiffel Tower

  • Louvre Museum

  • Mont Saint-Michel Abbey

  • Claude Monet’s House and Gardens

  • LʼEglise Madeleine Concert in Paris

  • 3 Performance Opportunities


13 days / 3 Strasbourg / 3 Lyon / 2 Loire Valley / 3 Paris

Departure from the United States.

Welcome to France! Arrive in Strasbourg and meet your tour manager before transferring to your first hotel. Have some time to freshen up and head out for a welcome dinner and tour orientation this evening with your tour manager. Enjoy a good night’s sleep. (D)

Embark on a Strasbourg canal cruise this morning to enjoy the sights of the city from the water. Your debut performance will be today; options include an informal concert in Strasbourg Cathedral. Enjoy dinner together tonight. (B,D)

Today enjoy an excursion to Germany’s enchanted Black Forest, the inspiration for many of the Brothers Grimm fairytales. Later this afternoon, return for your next performance as part of an exchange with a local choir. Enjoy dinner together in a restaurant. (B,D)

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and make the lengthy journey across to Lyon today. En route, you will dip into Switzerland to visit Geneva! On arrival in Lyon, check into the hotel and freshen up before heading out with your tour manager for dinner together. (B,D)

After breakfast, you will have a morning sightseeing tour Lyon, a historical city with many influences and now recognized as a culinary center of France! Entrance is included to the Roman amphitheater. This afternoon, rehearse for tonight’s performance as part of La Fête de la Musique. Dinner will be together this evening. (B,D)

Today is set aside for the choir to have an exchange and performance with its local contacts in Lyon. Dinner is independent tonight. (B)

Check out of the hotel this morning and journey to Tours, stopping en route for lunch. Upon arrival in the scenic wine-region of the Loire Valley, check into your next hotel. Dinner will be together this evening. (B,D)

You will experience the wonder of the Loire Valley today with your tour manager. Included are visits to the chateaux of Chenonceau and Chambord! Your next performance will be today in the Loire region; options include an exchange and shared concert with a local choir! Dinner will be together tonight. (B,D)

The City of Light awaits you today! En route, you will visit the town of Chartres and its magnificent cathedral. Continue to Paris where you will check into your next hotel and have dinner together. (B,D)

This morning, enjoy a guided morning sightseeing tour of the Paris highlights including the Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame, the River Seine, the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Les Invalides and much more! This afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure; perhaps visit the Louvre or the wonderful Musee DʼOrsay! Rejoin your group for dinner together tonight. (B,D)

This morning, make your way out of Paris to visit the house of Claude Monet at Giverny with its beautiful gardens that were such an inspiration to one of the world’s most famous artists. Return to Paris for your final afternoon concert at LʼEglise Madeleine as part of their afternoon concert series. This evening, celebrate your successful performance tour with a farewell dinner together. (B,D)

Transfer to the airport for return flight to the United States. (B)

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General Changes

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  • Add overnight city (Geneva, Brussels, Rouen, Amiens)
  • Add/Remove meals
  • Add/Remove a performance
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Add a Musical Highlight

  • Lyon Conservatory workshop 
  • Music Museum at the Cité de la Musique
  • Folk music at Au Lapin Agile in Montmartre
  • Attend a concert at Sainte-Chappelle

Add an Activity or Excursion

  • Excursion to Montmarte
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Palais Garnier
  • Catacombs
  • Carrieres de Lumieres
  • Wine tours
  • Excursion to Marseilles 
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