Fauré, Bizet, Poulenc, Berlioz, Messiaen, Rameau, Massenet, Lully, Debussy, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Chopin-the list goes on- all found their home in France, and it is not difficult to see why. From Notre Dame’s towering Gothic spires and Versailles’s indulgently extravagant Baroque gardens to Provence’s fragrant lavender fields and the Riviera’s relaxing beaches, France remains an iconic and inspiring destination. We trust that we will not have to twist your arm to stroll along the Champs-Elysees, enjoy the wines and cheeses of Bordeaux or the seafood of Normandy, peruse the Louvre and Musee D’Orsay’s unparalleled collections and play an unforgettable concert tour in this timelessly beautiful country.

Classical Movements was co-founded by a Frenchman, and the company has been touring France since 1995 with multi-city itineraries all over the country. With French-speakers on staff, the company has arranged successful tours for over 50 groups including more recently the National Symphony Orchestra, University of Kentucky Chorale, Children’s Chorus of Sussex County, University of Maryland Chamber Singers, Yale Glee Club, Greater New Orleans Youth OrchestraFlorida’s Singing Sons Boychoir, St. Louis Symphony, Camerata Chicago, Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale, Franklin County High School Choir and Alumni, Dallas Symphony Chorus, University of Cincinnati Music Educators Study Abroad, Musyca Children’s Choir, the Children’s Chorus of Washington, Philadelphia Orchestra, are only some of the many groups we have taken on tour to France.

Sights & Sounds

  • Paris
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Palais Garnier
  • Champs-Élysées
  • L’Arc de Triomphe
  • Notre-Dame
  • Louvre & Musée D’Orsay
  • Montmartre
  • St. Denis
  • Marseille
  • Fort Saint-Jean
  • Versailles
  • Nice & the French Riviera
  • Bordeaux
  • Avignon
  • Solesmes Abbey


“I just wanted to let you know how exceptional the tour in Europe turned out to be for the Singers. The venues were excellent, hotels were great and Constanza was a dream to work with. The highlights were the concert with the Vienna Mozart Orchestra and the evening mass at Notre Dame in Paris. Salzburg and Innsbruck were great, too, a lot of fun. Thanks again for putting together a fantastic tour. Professional, personable and efficient are only a few words that can describe Classical Movements. I have had the opportunity to personally work with this organization on tours throughout Austria, France and Italy. The venues chosen for performances were top-quality and world-renowned, and this was a priority for our group. Classical Movements definitely puts a lot of heart into their work.”

Cora Hughes | Tour Planner, Lexington Singers

“I was very pleased with the professionalism and care your company takes to work with its clients. The tour made a lasting impression to everyone who was a part of it. Our entire ensemble was in awe of the fact that we were able to perform in Notre Dame. A heartfelt thank you for all your extraordinary work on the Minnesota Orchestra’s European Festival Tour! All the travel and hotel logistics of the tour were handled by you with paramount professionalism, making the tour run smoothly for the entire group. This also allowed the orchestra and me to focus our attention and concentration on the concerts, which, in turn, created memorable performances for all.”

Osmo Vänskä | Music Director, Minnesota Orchestra, 2016


Norman Scribner Leads the Washington Choral Arts in France [Tour Organized by Classical Movements] “…raucously enthusiastic audiences, packed houses, rave reviews, radio broadcasts, and extended ovations…”

-Peabody News

“…[Blue Heart Tours offers] sightseeing and time for independent exploration in Paris and south of France, including Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Avignon, Nimes, Les Baux, Arles, Marseilles, Cassis and Camargue,. Enjoy flowers, herbs foods and wines. Highlights include Cezanne’s studio in Aix, a bakery museum in Lubernon; Palais des Papes in Avignon; the Amphitheater in Nimes; Roman Ruins and the van Gogh asylum in St. Remy; the Cloisters in Arles and a safari dinner and horse ride in Camargue.”

-International Travel News