The castles of France inspire dreams of other eras, of summertime strolls through courtly gardens and elegant entertainment. The Opéra en Plein Air Festival gives opera fans the opportunity to indulge these fantasies with a healthy addition of contemporary flair.
A concert at this world-famous landmark is the only opportunity to experience the breathtaking cathedral without the flow of bustling tourists.
The sacred music performances are much more than just a golden opportunity to skip the line at Notre-Dame Cathedral. If you are dreaming of a peaceful encounter with this architectural wonder, consider our after-hours Paris concert recommendation.
Classical Venues / Music Destinations
Music was a means to both entertain those at court and promote the glory of France and of the monarchy. Though the days of the court are past, Versailles is still the setting for classical concerts in the same spaces where the Sun King and his successors once reigned.
Classical Journal / Editor's Desk
Tickets are on sale for one of Europe's foremost opera festivals, the Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, better known as the Festival of Aix, which takes place in the first three weeks of July.
Classical Venues / Classical World / Music Destinations
How do you choose from the thousands of things to do in Paris? The City of Lights is also the unofficial City of Music, so put these world-famous classical music venues on your itinerary.
After seven years of thorough renovation, the Sainte-Chapelle (Holy Chapel) in the center of Paris can be seen again in all its glory. Visit this extraordinary medieval Gothic church without waiting for hours.