We’ve selected a variety of types of markets to explore and concerts to enjoy during one week with a small group of 6 to 10 travelers. Afternoon and evening performances by classical artists will take place in chateau courtyards, dramatic quarries, theaters under the stars, and ancient abbeys. The tours are scheduled to take full advantage of the prestigious La Roque d’Anthèron Piano Festival, which attracts major pianists from all over the world.
From exquisite Aix-en-Provence to hillside Cadenet, fascinating open-air markets will give you a varied sampling of the sensual glories of Provence.
Although Music and Markets trips are designed for music-lovers, this doesn’t mean you’ll be spending all your time confined to concert halls. In fact, none of the venues we’ll visit are traditional concert halls at all. In addition to the wonderful concerts we’ll enjoy each day, we’ll visit historic and picturesque stone villages and other points of interest where you can soak up the culture and observe every-day Provençal life. Maybe we’ll find time for one of the great pleasures of Provence: just sitting in a town square, enjoying an afternoon aperitif of pastis and watching a boules game on the adjacent court.
Music and Markets is designed for the active traveler. You should be able to walk comfortably for several blocks.