Choral Trips

14th International Choir Festival Nice 2019, Cote d´Azur

expected festival date: beginning/mid of October 2019

Foto: Nice Tourism Organisation

fotos: Destination Choeurs, Vence

The city of Nice invites you to the 14th Edition of the international Choral Festival on the picturesque Cote d`Azur in October. The Choir Festival is held in honor of the patron saint of nice, Sainte Reparate, and is hosted by the city´s Deputy Mayor and representatives of “Les Voix de Nice”, the French Choral Association. 

The choir trip to Nice gives you the opportunity to admire the picturesque streets of the Old Town, the famous “Promenade des Anglais” as well as the buildings of the Belle Epoque.

As part of the festival, choirs perform in the 17th century St. Reparate Cathedral, built in honor of the patron saint of Nice and at the end of the scheduled concert cycle here, all choirs join together to sing the group song, followed by the distribution of participation certificates. Choirs also have the opportunity to sing an evening friendship concert with a local French choir in Nice or in the surrounding area. Enjoy a guided visit of the well- known perfume factory “Fragonard” in the picturesque town of Eze.

Choirs have the possibility to extend their choir trip and book additional excursions to the nearby legendary Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze or to St. Paul de Vence and Vence.

Our program for your Choir Trip

Thursday
Arrive at the Cote d´Azur

Attending choirs arrive in Nice. Meet your local assistant at the hotel and check-in.

In the late afternoon: Opening ceremony hosted by the Deputy Mayor of Nice and by representatives of “Les Voix de Nice”, the French Choral Association.

Optional dinner at your hotel or at a local restaurant.
Enjoy the rest of the evening with a stroll over the famous and illuminated “Promenade des Anglais” at the Angel´s bay.
 

Friday
City sightseeing in Nice, visit perfume factory in Eze and friendship concert with a local choir

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the morning.
In the morning depart on (your own) coach for a half day sightseeing panorama tour of Nice including the beautiful Promenade, ancient and baroque monuments of the “Belle Epoque”, the famous Hotel “Negresco”, the Russian-Orthodox Cathedral, the Cimiez Hill with the Franciscan church and the rose garden belonging to the adjoining monastery, the Arena and the Matisse Museum. The tour ends with a walk through the Old Town (“Vieux Nice”).

In the afternoon coach transfer (coach provided by the organizers) to the nearby town of Eze and enjoy a guided visit of the perfume factory “Fragonard”. Take the opportunity to visit the picturesque town of Eze following.
Free time for optional dinner.

Eveningperformance with a local French choir at a church in Nice or vicinity including a following get-together with refreshments.
 

Saturday
Choir Festival and closing ceremony

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the morning.
Spend free time on your own in the morning to explore the Old Town of Nice or take the opportunity to visit the Palais Lascaris, Museum of instruments of Music, located in the Old Town (entrance fee not included).

In the afternoon the concert cycle of performances for all participating choirs takes place in the lovely and baroque Cathedral “Sainte Reparate”.
Following thanksgiving and farewell by the Deputy Mayor of Nice and group-sing of the farewell song (Canticorum Jubilo / Haendel). Distribution of participation certificates.

Farewell dinner in the evening located in a picturesque restaurant in Nice with “Cuisine Nicoise” and entertainment.


 

Sunday
End of the Choir Festival

Depart Nice after breakfast and return for home.


If you wish to extend your choral trip:

If your wish to extend your choral trip we would be delighted to assist you in extending your stay by adding additional excursions for example to St. Paul de Vence and Vence (duration approx. 4 hours) including the visit of the Matisse Chapel “Chapelle du Rosaire” in Vence and the “Foundation Maeght” in St. Paul de Vence, one of the most important art foundation. Art lovers can admire famous works by famous artists from the 20th century such as Modigliani, Picasso, Bonnard, Miro and Chagall.

Alternatively we can offer you a full day trip to Eze, a medieval town with the most beautiful panoramic view at the Cote d´Azur and to the Principality of Monaco including the visit of Monte Carlo and the Exotic Garden (duration of excursion approx. 8 hours).


Our services for your choral trip:

  • 3 nights in a 3* or 2* standard category hotel with French breakfast in Nice
  • Accommodation in twin/double rooms with private facilities(when booking the 3-star hotel category)
  • Triple rooms with private facilities (when booking the 2-star / 2-star superior hotel category)
  • Choir Festival participation including all costs and fees
  • Festival performance at the Sainte Reparate Cathedral
  • Evening friendship concert together with a local French choir during the choir festival incl. get-together and refreshments
  • Guided half day panorama city tour (in own coach) and following walking tour through the Old Town (excl. entrance fees)
  • Coach return transfer to Eze and guided visit of the perfume factory "Fragonard"
  • Participation certificate for all choirs of the choir festival
  • Closing ceremony of the choir festival and festive farewell dinner including 1 glass of wine, water and coffee
  • Local tram tickets for 3 return transfers from/to hotel to evening friendship concert, to festival performance at St. Reparate Cathdral and farewell dinner 
  • English speaking escort throughout the festival stay
  • 1 free place based on a minimum of 26 participants

Depending on your travel arrangements we will be happy to assist you with planing your choral trip and with booking ground transportation (local French coach) to/from the airport Nice.

Request an individual offer for this trip