Band Tours to Paris
The bohemian, avant-garde and multicultural city of Paris boasts over 2,000 years of history, culture, art and music, so it’s no surprise that it welcomes over 44 million visitors every year making it one of the most visited cities in the world. Iconic monuments, mouth-watering patisseries, quaint back street cafes and a vibrant social calendar all combine in this striking city offering something for every member of your group to fall in love with.
Between performances on one of the city’s numerous, purpose-built bandstands or in one of the city’s exquisite churches there will be plenty of time to set off on the tourist trail. Climb the Eiffel Tower for spectacular views of the city, enjoy a spot of shopping on the Champs Elysées, see the works of Monet and Rodin at the Musée d’Orsay and wander through the old artists’ quarter and up to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica in Montmartre. If we could recommend any excursions in Paris they would be a boat trip down the River Seine, the perfect way to see many of Paris’ iconic sites, and an evening climb of the Eiffel Tower for an awesome view of the city by night.
France is famed for its food and drink and there is no better opportunity to sample the produce then in Paris, so be sure to take plenty of breaks to kick back and relax at one of the city’s many cafes or restaurants.
Where to Play
Our favourite venue:
Jardin du Luxembourg
Perform on the beautiful large bandstand amid the Italian style gardens of the Senat. The park is a hive of activity during the summer months with children renting small boats to steer across the Grand Bassin and visitors helping themselves to chairs and indulging in an ice cream whilst listening to your performance. Take time to relax and enjoy the gardens with their geometric patterns and numerous statues, take a seat at one of the chess tables or join in with a game of bowls.
Bandstands in impressive locations
From May to September bands can play as part of the city’s concert series on numerous, purpose-built bandstands. Stands may be located in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, by Notre-Dame Cathedral or in the Parc Georges-Brassens, amoung others. With back-drops of such famous landmarks, your performances in Paris are sure to be remembered!
Disneyland® Resort Paris – Magic Music Days
For a performance in bright and fun surroundings, a concert at Disneyland® Resort Paris on a Magic Music Day is an incredible musical experience! The Disney Magic Music Days programme offers performance opportunities to amateur groups with the aim of giving participants a glimpse into Disney’s professional world of entertainment. Groups are offered a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience of becoming a ‘Disney’ performer for the day! A co-ordination team is assigned to each group to guide them through the preparation for their ‘Disney Magic Music Days’ show, and will also take care of them on arrival and for the performance itself.
The Disney technical team is also on hand to add those finishing touches and make sure everything runs smoothly for a magical experience you will never forget! Participation in the Disney Magic Music Days programme is subject to audition.Ask us about our special January Disney Weekend breaks, 18th-20th and 25th - 27th January 2013. From £208 per person.
What to Do
The old artists’ quarter is fascinating by day and night with superb views of the Parisian skyline and ample oppotunity for souvenir shopping. No trip is complete without a visit to the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
Seine River Cruise and the Moulin Rouge
This is one excursion no band member will want to miss. A relaxing cruise along the River Seine whilst enjoying a drink, followed by an evening’s entertainment at the famous Moulin Rouge!
Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe
The Eiffel Tower is the defining symbol of Paris and the view from the top of this remarkable structure should not be missed. Closer to the ground, why not take a stroll up the Champs Elysees, enjoying the exquisite shops and cafés en route to the Arc de Triomphe.
Musée d’Orsay and Musée du Louvre
These world famous museums offer your band the opportunity to take in some of the world’s most famous works of art; from Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, to the more recent works of Monet and Renoir.
What they Did - City of Lichfield Concert Band
All of our tours are bespoke, therefore the itinerary below is simply an example; the duration, concert venues, leisure excursions and accommodation centre used will be selected to match the requirements of your group. Please contact us to discuss your bespoke itinerary.
Departed the UK by coach to Paris. The group arrived mid afternoon and spent the evening at leisure exploring the surrounding area.
The group spent the morning at Les Halles exploring the sculptures, fountains and mosaics at the Forum des Halles. They then walked to Notre Dame and looked around the area and famous cathedral before catching their coach to the Parc du Champ de Mars for their afternoon performance. An evening at leisure began with a visit to the Eiffel Tower.
The group enjoyed some free time exploring the Champs Elysées and the lovely Tuileries Gardens before heading to the Jardin du Luxembourg for an afternoon performance in the park.
Departed mid morning by coach for the UK and arrived home late evening.
Where to Stay
Just 30 minutes from attractions such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Château de Versailles, this hotel is ideally situated for exploring the city. Its modern rooms come fully equipped and the restaurant serves a variety of dishes including a breakfast buffet and regional and traditional cuisine.
Prices from £299*
Price Based On...
- 4 day 3 night tour
- Bed and breakfast accommodation at the Campanile Chaville
- Coach travel with trailer for instruments
- The services of a courier
- 2 outdoor concerts
- Full itinerary planning service
- 45 paying passengers travelling in August 2014
We will work with you to create a completely tailor made itinerary. Departure dates, travel, duration, excursions and concerts will be planned to meet the individual requirements of your group.
*Priced at January 2013 and dependant on exchange rates at time of booking.