Music Tours to the South of France

  • Gorgeous weather
  • Many local festivals
  • Excellent accommodation with wonderful food

We base our groups in the stunning Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, home to some of the loveliest weather and the most stunning scenery in all of France, with its craggy coastline and multi-hued hills. Our groups stay in the region’s hinterland which is full of romantic associations with art and music. Just to the east of the region lies Provence, perhaps best known for Avignon, with its broken bridge and massive ramparts, and Arles, a glorious Gallo-Roman city in which van Gogh lived and worked. Sommières itself, where our groups are based, is a glorious historic town with lots of shops, cafes and a weekly market.

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We base our groups in the stunning Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, home to some of the loveliest weather and the most stunning scenery in all of France, with its craggy coastline and multi-hued hills. Our groups stay in the region’s hinterland which is full of romantic associations with art and music. Just to the east of the region lies Provence, perhaps best known for Avignon, with its broken bridge and massive ramparts, and Arles, a glorious Gallo-Roman city in which van Gogh lived and worked. Sommières itself, where our groups are based, is a glorious historic town with lots of shops, cafes and a weekly market.

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Minimum Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights

Extra Night: Call for Details

Coach Type: Executive 48-Seater with Air Conditioning

Tour Manager: Full Time

Meals: Half Board

Extra Activities/Excursions

  • Sightseeing in Vaison-la-Romaine: See the Roman amphitheatre, medieval old town and wine museum.
  • Day trip to the coast: Spend a day in the charming seaside town of Ste Marie de la Mer with its small harbour and beautiful cobbled streets.
  • Pont du Gard: Incredible 3-level Roman aqueduct spanning the river Gard.
  • Orange and Arles: Visit the Roman monuments, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Where to stay

A lovely accommodation centre in the pretty historic town of Sommières, which offers both the Cévennes hills and the beaches of Petite Camargue (just half an hour away), as well as easy access into the region of Provence.

Concerts

We particularly recommend this part of France for groups who like to perform outdoors. Concerts are usually held in the evenings due to the heat and take place in wide variety of picturesque squares, courtyards and bandstands. Concerts can be held across the region in Avignon, Baux de Provence and St Remy de Provence, as well as in Sommières itself. A whole host of festivals are held during the summer months in the region, in which groups of a good standard are able to take part.

Sample Itinerary (Bands*)

Day one

Afternoon arrival in Sommières. Rest of day free.

Day two

Morning in Sommières to visit the old town. Afternoon visit to a parfumerie, followed by time in the swimming pool at your accommodation. Evening concert in Sommières.

Day three

Morning visit to the Roman town of Vaison-la-Romaine. Afternoon visit to Arles to see the famous amphitheatre. Evening concert in Lunel.

Day four

Full day excursion to Avignon to visit the Papal Palace and famous bridge. Afterwards, visit the Pont du Gard aqueduct and climb to the top for a bird’s eye view. Evening concert in Viavino.

Day five

Morning free in Sommières for last minute shopping and swimming. Afternoon departure.

* If you are a different ensemble type, please ask us for a sample itinerary.

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