“I have had the pleasure of being involved in several of Lingua Musica tours, always a true delight for both the mind and soul. The information imparted by the experts employed throughout the “journey”, brings to life the sights and cultures. Each location becomes a memorable experience, not just a visit.” Terence R Lewis ATCL. Hon ARAM Managing Director, Jaques Samuel Pianos, London, UK.
Festivals in Provence Aix-en-Provence and Orange July 2011 7 days
Exact dates, itinerary and pricing details will be available in June 2010. If you would like to receive additional information as it becomes available, please contact us.
Note: This Tour has been designed to immediately follow our 'Parisian Classics' tour and can be followed immediately by our 'Mediterranean Culture' tour, based in Nice.
With its wonderful natural light and rich provençal hues, Aix-en-Provence has little trouble working its charm on present-day visitors too. Over the course of the centuries little has changed in this medieval city. Water still gurgles from old stone fountains, cars still rattle down the narrow, cobbled streets, and garlic still roasts in the sun at the colourful daily markets. Many would say this is France at its best. Often called the Little Paris, Aix-en-Provence is the capital of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
Aix-en-Provence is home to one of France’s most distinguished festivals, the 'Festival d'Art Lyrique et de Musique', which brings the most refined classical music, opera and ballet to such settings as the new Grand Théâtre de Provence and the old Théâtre on Rue de l'Opera. Close by Orange, famous for its Théâtre Antique, the best preserved Roman theatre in the world, is home to the prestigious international opera festival known as 'Les Chorégies'.
Tour Highlights: - 3 ‘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 interesting sights - Guided visits to some of the renowned attractions in Aix-en-Provence - 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 visit to Atelier Cézanne - Guided day excursions to Arles, Nimes, Avignon, St Remy de Provence, Les Baux and le Pont du Gard where we will explore fascinating archeological, historical sites, as well as visit the noted Van Gogh sights in Arles.
Tour Inclusions: - This is a fully accompanied tour - Air-travel to Paris economy class (optional) - Travel Paris-Aix-en-Provence by TGV - 4 star centrally located hotels - All breakfasts, some lunches and dinners - All admissions, tips and taxes and Category I or II performance tickets (Category II tickets will be indicated.) - Service of a local English-speaking guide on excursions - In-house Lectures plus a comprehensive Tour Handbook containing detailed Programme Notes, including information on orchestras, soloists and conductors. - Air-conditioned private coaches - Either return to Paris by TGV or drive to Nice to join our 'Mediterranean Culture' Tour.