A Floating Classical-Music Festival to Paris, Burgundy and Provence with Performance Today
Please join me, Fred Child, as I host a special Performance Today arts voyage to France. Also joining us will be Earthbound Expeditions founders, Matthew and Danna Brumley. In addition, you’ll be traveling with
fellow enthusiasts of music and the arts on a ten day celebration of “L’Art de Vivre in France”!
Our in-depth adventure starts when we board our exclusively chartered first class small ship, the MS Van
Gogh. We will cruise north on the historic Rhône river among picturesque villages, ancient archaeological sites and esteemed wine estates. Along the way we will enjoy exclusive Perf Chats with PT Young Artists in Residence who will perform a curated chamber music repertoire that will be the perfect accompaniment to our daily pursuit of beauty.
After we disembark, we’ll stop in Burgundy to sample some of the region’s outstanding Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays before we arrive in the City of Light. In Paris, we’ll walk in the footsteps of Picasso, Rodin and Hemingway, and have free time to explore the many museums, bookstores, colorful markets and cafés of Paris. Foodies will enjoy a complementary cooking demonstration at the world-famous Cordon Bleu. To cap off the perfect day: a tour of the spectacular Garnier Opera House.
This adventure is a perfect composition of breathtaking natural splendor, exceptional music, and unforgettable art. Whatever your passion, be it classical music, wine tasting, food, art, or simply pursuing the French “joie de vivre,” do join us. We look forward to exploring the treasures of France with you in 2024!
Performance Today Host
Hosted by Fred Child, host of Performance Today
Private Concerts: Exclusive, on-board concerts and Perf Chats with Performance Today Young Artists in Residence
Exceptional Excursions: Cooking demonstration at the Cordon Bleu, Garnier Opera House tour, City walking tours of Avignon and Arles with local experts
Local Flavor: Colorful markets, charming villages, wine, truffle and olive oil tastings
Luxury River Cruise: 6 nights on board the newly refurbished first-class, MS Van Gogh
10 Days/9 Nights (land & cruise)
Starting from $5,799 per person based on double occupancy
$1,599 single supplement
(waived if a roommate is found)
April 11, 2024
April 20, 2024
Reserve by November 1st and
save $300 per person
Performance Today and Earthbound Travel Alumni save $100 per person
Pay your final balance by check and save $100 per person
Depart the USA
*for Nice, France
no later than
April 10, 2024
April 20, 2024
*If arriving to the south of France prior to April 11, consider flying into Nice to enjoy this beautiful coastal city.
If arriving on April 11, fly into the Marseille Provence Airport, an easy half-hour taxi ride from the embarkation point in the village of Martigues.
More arrival details will be included in the Deposit Packet.
"and also the art, architecture and insights into history were very valuable. We were entertained, educated, fed, accommodated and delighted with our excursion."
Wisconsin Public Radio Classical Host
"Beyond my expectations. Sign me up for the next one!"
WCQS Barging Holland Guest
Your guides are just the best ever. So full of energy and joy! I'm so glad I had the opportunity to go."
Capital Public Radio guest