In the heart of Provence, Aix is a university town close to Marseille, whose architectural and cultural heritage is diverse. The town also knows how to blend different eras and culture. Open to the world, it is a city of human dimension where the preserved heritage and the city of the future blend perfectly.
Dijon, regional capital of cultivated, colorful Burgundy, has an extraordinary cultural heritage; replete with architectural charm, the city and its museums offer a variety of viewpoints on Dijon’s art, folklore, and history. Dijon is home not only to half-timbered houses, but also to the marvelous Opéra de Dijon, which boasts a vigorous season of the finest offerings in both opera and instrumental music. What could equal the magnificence of Dijon’s views, the might of its Renaissance mansions and cathedrals, and the intensity of its famous mustards and wines? Its splendid classical concerts. After a while in the unforgettable pedestrian quarter of Dijon’s city center, hear some of the greatest artists of our time in the spectacular surroundings of Burgundy.
Opera by the seashore is but one of the exoticisms offered in the famed Mediterranean resort town of Nice. Filled with wondrous riches such as the enormous subterranean archeological crypt opened in October 2012, Nice truly surprises at every turn with its unusual gifts. Nice proposes an astonishing range of possibilities, so guests can afford to adopt a spontaneous approach and combine rejuvenating seaside relaxation with the magnificence of the city’s multifarious cultural prospects. Intermingling with a thriving street art and outdoor performance scene, Nice’s Notre Dame and impeccable Baroque chapels stand proudly at the ready to host classical music lovers. In Nice, an extraordinary concert always awaits in a timeless oasis of sound.
The City of Lights radiates with romance and with countless glimmering gems of our world’s culture, and it imparts its glow to the faces of 45 million visitors every year. The depth of Parisians’ love for art and music is reflected in the delicacy of every petit four, the elegance of every imposing marble façade, and the sheer number of stupendous concerts taking place around the clock. Paris can, of course, be discovered at any pace and place – people-watchers ponder civilization from dainty tables at sidewalk cafés, and extroverts race to experience, conquer, absorb, adventure, and discover. No matter what style visitors may choose to adopt by day, the opulent concert halls of Paris welcome and enchant all those who step through their doors each evening. With an unsurpassed range of offerings – from historically informed Baroque performances and refined chamber concerts to the latest in radical opera staging – Paris lives up to its reputation for luxury and savoir-faire in the music realm as in all others.
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