Burgundy Wine & music festival
The 36th festival of Baroque and Romantic music in the hospice de Beaune let you listen 9 operas-concert, oratorio from haydn, and recitals in the court of honor of the hospice of Beaune or in the middle age Basilique Notre Dame.
This year, the festival will propose new and rare production of Handel , some major opera from Mozart, Rossini, Gluck , under the direction of famous conductor as Ottavio Dantone, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, artist like Vivica Genaux , Andreas Scholl.
We propose a 3 days tour package from Paris or from Paris airport in a small-group tour limited to 8 pers by luxury minibus or Private tour.
SMALL GROUP TOUR LIMITED TO 8 PERSONS
Departure from Paris 08:00
Stop in Fontainebleau
“The true home of kings, the house of ages”
(Napoleon in Saint Helena, August 1816)
With over 1500 rooms at the heart of 130 acres of parkland and gardens, Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial château to have been continuously inhabited for seven centuries. A visit to Fontainebleau opens up an unparalleled view of French history, art history and architecture.
Castle guided visit
Lunch in Saulieu
Enjoy a lunch at the famous restaurant of 2 star Michelin Bernard Loiseau .
After Lunch drive to Vosne Romanée
Hotel 4* LE RICHEBOURG or Equivalent
Opera or Oratorio Concert in the Hospices de Beaune
35th anniversary of international festival of opera baroque and romantic
A program of 8 operas and oratorios in concert version , with successful operas and oratorios like Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Haendel’s Dixit Dominus or Mozart’s Don Giovanni; Scarlatti’s Mitridate; new masterpiece productions like Haendel’s Ottone, Lully’s Alceste; in the Romantic repertoire on period instruments : Rossini’s Tancredi, his first “opera seria” making him famous, Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Oratorios and Motets or Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor; but also an exciting and joyful performance with many romantic intrigues, called “Mozart : Life and Love” with the operas Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and The Abduction from the Seraglio, together with three major symphonies having the same musical theme; as well as 3 recitals performed by singers who had their first experience in Beaune and who have become international stars like Andreas Scholl and Karine Deshayes or new talents like the French countertenor Damien Guillon
7:30 pm departure for Beaune
Free dinner in Beaune before the show
9 pm Opera or Concert depending on date: see the calendar
Departure from Hotel 09:00
Burgundy Vosne Romanee Vineyard visit, Cave visit, and Wine tasting Lunch
in the Vosne-Romanée wine production area for 3 hours with your guide from
Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret. This famous village is home to no less than 75 acres
of Grands Crus, it is also called “The central pearl of the Burgundian collar”,
and during this visit, it shall reveal all its secrets… As Hubert Duyer said in
1980 “In Vosne-Romanée, you feel like you are entering the treasure vault of
Burgundy, indeed this is where you will find the richest, most ingenious and
most precious wines of all of Burgundy”.
Start with a bicycle ride ( or walking if better)
(providing the weather is on our side) in the various prestigious plots of
Vosne-Romanée such as Richebourg, Romanée Saint-Vivant, Grands-Echezeaux,
Romanée-Conti or Echezeaux. You will be told the tale of this mythical
sacred land while following the border paths of the Grands Crus. You will
be offered a break to taste a wine on the very plot its grapes were grown,
thus understanding the sources of these various nectars.
You will then enjoy a
commented wine tasting of 3 to 5 wines in the cellar of Domaine
lunch at the restaurant “Le Vin-T-age”
Hospices of Beaune
English Guided Visit of The hospices of Beaune
A former charitable almshouse founded in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin,chancellor of Burgundy, as a hospital for the poor and needy. Visit of the original hospital building, the Hôtel-Dieu, one of the finest examples of French fifteenth-century architecture which is now a museum.
Dinner at the hotel
Departure from Hotel 09:00
Visit of Dijon
Dijon is the historical capital of the region of Burgundy. Known for its mustard, Dijon has of course heritage sites as the Palais des
Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne (Dukes and states of Burgundy Palace) which was built in the 3rd century with defense against the barbarian invasions and then it has been removed by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, first architect of the king. Les Halles of Dijon were built in 1868 and represent today 4400sqm of shops.
Free lunch and time to visit of the Beaux arts Museum
The collections of the museum of the Fine arts of Dijon are among the richest in France. It is also the only museum, with the Louvre, to be accommodated in a princely palace! it constitutes one of the jewels of the international fame of the city.
Return to Paris with stop in Vezelay
Visit the basilica of St Magdalene and the village classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Drop off at the hotel or in Paris
Price per person all taxes included 1270 euros
Bilingual driver during all your stay
- 2 nights with breakfast included in hotel 4****
- 1 Dinner at hotel
- Vézelay Lunch
- bike or walking tour of the vineyard, Cellars Visit with wine tasting, Lunch at the Vint'age
- Opera Entrance ticket category B
- Guided visit hospices of Beaune
- guided visit of Fontainebleau castle
- Dinner before Show
- Lunch in dijon
- personal shopping