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France Cruises launches new excursion to Burgundy’s Musical Encounters Festival

France Cruises launches new excursion to Burgundy’s Musical Encounters Festival

In keeping with its commitment for optimising the cruising experience, France Cruises offers travelers the unique opportunity to delight their senses with the sounds of classical, choral and folk music along a hotel barge cruise during the “Musical Encounters of Vezelay” festival in Burgundy. With five itineraries cruising along the Nivernais Canal, guests can experience the concert series, set for August 25-28, 2012 in the village of Vezelay and surrounding cities, featuring a cast of internationally acclaimed vocalists and artists from Europe performing a selection of religious music traditions from the Renaissance period to present day.

Throughout the four-day event, guests will enjoy a slew of world-class performances from vocalists, symphony orchestras, choirs and soloists beneath Vezelay’s landmark, the 9th-century Basilica of St. Mary Magdalene as well as other nearby towns and villages of Burgundy. Among the featured performers are renowned German vocalist group Die Singphoniker, award-winning baroque and classically inspired pianist Jos van Immerseel and Arsys Bourgogne, a prominent choir from Vezelay known for their romantic and contemporary works under the visionary direction of Pierre Cao.

This special program can be experienced on five hotel barge cruises; from the ultra-deluxe 7-passenger C’est La Vie, priced from $5,750 per person, to the budget-friendly 4-passenger Randle, priced under $2,435 per person.

For more information about the cruises featuring the Musical Encounters of Vezelay festival, visit France Cruises.