Lingua Musica tours are always a great experience ... a diversity of music festivals and performances in interesting venues, many featuring world-class artists. We have attended concerts in castles, chateaux, modern concert halls, baroque chapels and very old and ornate theatres. Accommodation is always excellent, travelling comfortable. We have free time at all destinations to "do our own thing". I would go on all the tours if I could!" Beverley Pether, Witchcliffe, WA, Australia.
Per person, twin-share AUD$9,000-$10,000 Single Supplement approx AUD$1,100 DEPOSIT: AUD$1,100 19th January 2011 **Early deposit is necessary in order to secure flights and performance tickets.
BALANCE DUE: 9th May 2011
BOOK EARLY FOR A DISCOUNT! A 5% Earlybird discount will apply.
TOUR INCLUSIONS: - 14-16 nights' accommodation in centrally located 4* hotels - 6-8 Classical Music Performances, including Opera - In-depth lectures, plus a comprehensive Tour Handbook containing information on orchestras, soloists and conductors, and detailed programme notes for all major performances. - Comprehensive sight-seeing with local English-speaking guides - All breakfasts, plus meals as indicated in the Itinerary - All admissions, bus & metro tickets when on guided tours - Services of the Tour Director or Manager - Eurostar train travel (1st Class) Paris - Aix-en-Provence - Eurostar train travel (1st Class) NICE - Paris - Travel by private, air-conditioned coach - Hotel Porterage - one bag per person, where available - All tips and taxes
INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS: International flights and airport transfers to and from your hotel at the commencement and conclusion of the Tour are NOT included in this tour. Please contact us if you would like assistance with your International Flights.
Aix and Chorégies d'Orange Festivals Paris, Aix-en-Provence, NICE July 2011 15 - 17 Days
To many of us, Paris invokes images of love, beauty, art and culture. Enjoy six days of opera, classical music, art and culture in Paris plus day excursions to the surrounding regions, before travelling by TGV to Aix-en-Provence. Here we will savour the ‘Festival Internationale d'Art Lyrique et de Musique’ and Les Chorégies Festival of Opera in the ancient arena of nearby Orange. We will also explore Cezanne and Van Gogh, and take further day excursions to the beautiful and historically interesting city on the Rhone, Avignon, as well as St Remy-de-Provence, Les Baux and Glanum, exploring famous archeological sites, the astounding Ponte du Gard and Arles. A very different excursion will take take us to the coast and the tiny port of Cassis and the nearby spectacular Les Callanques.
Our final destination is Nice, that jewel of a city on the Cote d'Azur. Our explorations from here will include Cannes and Cap d'Antibes, as well as the hillside locations of Vence and gorgeous Saint-Paul de Vence. In the other direction and via different levels of the great Corniche, we will visit Monaco, the splendid gardens of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, and the tiny Cocteau Chapel at Villefranche. Our Nice segment will also feature classical music performance, as well as exploring interesting historical sites, and Matisse, Chagall and Picasso and the many other artists who were drawn to the special light of this fabulous part of the Mediterranean Coast.
Tour Highlights: Paris - 2 opera and classical music performances at the Paris Opera and other important Parisian music venues - 1 additional music performance in a Parisian church - Guided walking tour incorporating many of the ctiy's landmarks, including visits to Palais Garnier and Salle Favert - Guided visit to ‘Cite de la Musique’ and Salle Pleyel - Escorted excursion to Giverny, where we will visit Monet’s house and garden - Escorted excursion to either Fontainebleu and Barbizon, or the Chartres and the Loire Valley
Aix-en-Provence - 2 ‘Festival d'Art Lyrique et de Musique’ (Aix-en-Provence) performances - 1 Les Chorégies (Orange) performance - Guided walking tour along the 'circuit de Cézanne' and other interesting landmarks - Guided visit to the Musée Granet, where you will see16th-19th century Italian, Flemish, Dutch and French paintings (including Cézanne), as well as Roman artefacts - Guided day excursions to Avignon, St-Remy de Provence, Les Baux , Glanum, Le Pont du Gard and Arles, as well as Cassis and Les Callanques.
NICE - three classical performances, including two at the festival 'Les Nuits Musicales du Suquet', Cannes - Guided visits to the museums of Chagall and Matisse - Guided day excursion to Vence, including a visit to Chapel du Rosaire, St.Paul de Vence where we will visit the Fondation Maeght, Antibes and Cap d'Antibes, where we will visit the Musee de Picasso and a famous cafe to remain a surprise! - Excursion along Corniche to Monte Carlo and back along Basse Corniche for lunch at St Jean Cap Ferrat, the superb gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and the little chapel painted by Jean Cocteau at Villefranche.
Note: International flights and airport transfers to and from your hotel at the commencement and conclusion of the Tour, are NOT included.
Detailed itinerary and pricing information will be available in January 2011. Please register your interest here.
ESTIMATED COST FOR THIS TOUR IS AUD$9,000 - AUD$10,000