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

Testimonials

Wonderful venues, appreciative audiences, extraordinary radio and press coverage, the Choral Arts’ tour de France was an exceptional success not only because we work with the best choral director and best chorus in the world, but also we work with the best tour agents in the world. Your concerted efforts to draw out press and to secure the recordings by radio France went well beyond your role of tour organizer. Accompanying the chorus on tour provided its own challenges, and you met everyone’s concerns, soloists, choristers, staff and board with exceptionally good natured, patient, competent speedy responses. We as an organization and as individuals owe a great debt of gratitude.

-The Choral Arts Society of Washington

Classical Movements proved to be the best decision we made for our trip to South Africa.  Their staff was efficient, friendly and dependable. Our guide – incredible!  This company provided a broad diversity of musical engagements that provided fine audiences, high-profile collaborations and attractive venues.  With 25 years of touring, I have never experienced such a supportive and dependable company.

-Florida’s Singing Sons Boychoir

Press

“…[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

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