“Could we really perform there?” Unlikely concert venues in France

Last updated: Mar 23rd, 2020

Journey across the Channel to France’s historic region of Normandy, where not only will you encounter many a commemoration to the events of the Second World War, but also indulge in unmistakable French culture through the local cuisine and architecture.

Whether your performance is secular, sacred or classical, the venues in Normandy range from ceremonial to spiritual.


Juno Beach Centre, Normandy


Perfect for choirs or bands, this Second World War museum dedicated to 45,000 Canadian Soldiers offers an opportunity for your ensemble to pay their respects through the art of music. Concerts are performed outside the entrance, the ideal location to captivate an audience.

“Lovely venue with a great museum. The staff were very helpful and provided drinks and snacks – we appreciated their hospitality.”

Bracknell and Wokingham Community Band


St Catherine’s Church, Normandy


Perched on the estuary of the River Seine, St Catherine’s Church in Honfleur is France’s largest timber-built church and boasts picturesque surroundings. This fascinating building is sure to help create an inspiring performance for your audience to enjoy.

“The churches were stunning and had amazing acoustics. The choir was probably the best I’ve heard it because of this.”

University of Sheffield Singers’ Society

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