Paris Music School Trips & Tours
This world-famous city has an abundance of performance venues, ranging from the mighty Notre Dame Cathedral to the Disney Performing Arts Programme at Disneyland® Paris, making Paris the perfect choice for established, intermediate or newly-formed groups.
There are plenty of reasons why this is one of the most visited cities in the world. Nicknamed the ‘City of Light’, Paris oozes elegance with its iconic landmarks, beautiful boulevards, rich art history and café culture. No matter how familiar you are with the French capital, there’s always something new to discover. A school trip to Paris is a truly magical place to take a music concert tour and our specialist Tour Consultants will use their first-hand knowledge to provide you with an itinerary suited to your exact needs.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Morning flight from Ireland||Guided sightseeing tour of Paris||Rehearsal time|
|2||River Seine Cruise||Concert at Jardin du Luxembourg||Eiffel Tower|
|3||Full day in Disneyland® Resort Paris including a group performance||Disney Village|
|4||Rehearsal time or free time for shopping & sightseeing||Concert in Parc du Champs de Mars||Return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Morning flight from Ireland|
|Afternoon||Guided sightseeing tour of Paris|
|Morning||River Seine Cruise|
|Afternoon||Concert at Jardin du Luxembourg|
|Morning||Full day in Disneyland® Resort Paris including a group performance|
|Morning||Rehearsal time or free time for shopping & sightseeing|
|Afternoon||Concert in Parc du Champs de Mars|
|Evening||Return flight to Ireland|
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On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
- Services of an NST City Representative whilst in Paris to assist with hotel check-in and provide 24-hour assistance
- Services of a Concert Assistant
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
Popular accommodation in Paris
Top performance venues
Église St Clotilde
This gothic church has excellent acoustics, as well as a famous organ originally constructed by the renowned French organ maker Cavaillé-Coll, and played by composer César Franck.
Sacred choirs and classical orchestras can perform as part of the regular weekday concert series which attracts great audiences. The church’s organ, made by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, was once played by Saint-Saëns and Fauré.
Just 90 minutes from Paris, this prestigious cathedral has an excellent reputation as a concert venue for orchestras and choirs.
Église St Germaine-des-Prés
Good quality sacred choirs can perform at mass or at an individual concert.
Église St Sulpice
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert or undertake a full evening concert. This church boasts a grand organ manufactured by Cavaillé-Coll.
Église St Eustache
Choirs may participate in evening mass at this stunning church, considered a masterpiece of late Gothic architecture and located in Paris’ ancient market area of Les Halles.
Hôpital Robert Debré
Mid-week concerts at this centrally-located children’s hospital are great for smaller bands and choirs and a rewarding experience for groups.
Val d’Europe Music Kiosk
Located close to Disneyland® Paris, this indoor shopping centre is an ideal visit and performance opportunity for groups after they have been to Disneyland® Paris.
The German Church
We have used this venue for a number of years with great success. Well known for its excellent acoustics, the German Church is used by many orchestras and choirs to make professional recordings. Unlike the majority of Paris church venues, groups can perform mixed and secular programmes.
Rothschild Foundation (Maison de Retraite et de Gériatrie)
Secular groups can perform in this large, residential centre to a sizeable, appreciative audience.
FIAP Jean Monnet
This accommodation and cultural centre boasts an excellent events programme which includes concerts given by groups staying here.
Jardin du Luxembourg
Set in a prime location within the gardens of the Palais du Luxembourg, this venue regularly attracts good audiences.
Concerts are held on the covered park bandstand, which overlooks the lake in this park which is popular with families and students alike.
Champ de Mars
Situated in a busy area close to the Eiffel Tower, these city gardens are perfect for groups with a lively repertoire.
Square Jean XXIII
Groups can perform on the bandstand podium located in a green leafy space, directly behind Notre Dame Cathedral.
Georges Brassens Bandstand
A covered, modern bandstand which hosts performances for a largely local audience.
Parc de Choisy
This large park, well known for its fountains and leafy walkways, boasts a large rectangular stage, changing facilities and auditorium-style seating.
Disney Performing Arts OnStage
What could be more exciting than performing on a Disney stage in front of an international audience? Disney Performing Arts OnStage gives the opportunity to instrumental, vocal, dance, parade groups and marching bands to do just that! The Disney Performing Arts OnStage programme offers performance opportunities to amateur groups, with the aim of giving participants a glimpse into Disney’s world of entertainment by offering them a unique, once in a lifetime experience!
A co-ordination team is assigned to each group to guide them through organising their visit and preparing for their show, as well as taking care of them on their arrival and for the performance itself. A Disney technical team are also on-hand to add those finishing touches and make sure everything runs smoothly for a magical experience they will never forget!
Participation in the Disney Performing Arts OnStage programme is subject to audition. For details, please contact your Music Tour Travel Advisor.
CURRENTLY ON HOLD UNTIL 2024
Disney Performing Arts Workshops
Disney Performing Arts Workshops are founded on a strong ethos for performance development, giving students the opportunity to reach for the stars through hands-on sessions with Disney professionals.
‘Intermediate Vocalist’ is a challenging 90-minute workshop designed to initiate and inspire young singers, and take them on an exciting journey from basic musical literacy and the progressive development of vocal technique, to the delights of live performance.
Preliminary warm up exercises embrace posture, breath control, diction and voice production. Stylistic analysis and interpretation of one and two part melodic material drawn from Disney classics will follow. Workshops are also available for Dance and Musical Theatre groups.
CURRENTLY ON HOLD UNTIL 2024
Theatre in Paris - French play with English subtitles
Take a step inside a traditional Parisian theatre and spend an evening amongst the locals, at a French play with English subtitles. In the heart of Paris, see a play from one of a variety of genres; enjoy a classic love story, a modern French comedy or some musical theatre, all without missing a single word! From September 2018 - June 2019 groups can see Chicago Le Musical at Theatre Mogador.
Seine River Boat Cruise
An enjoyable river cruise is a relaxing way to see the sights of Paris. Students also learn from the French (or English) commentary on their headsets.
Paris’ best-known monument has outstanding city views, which on a clear day can stretch for 42 miles, giving the chance to pinpoint many landmarks.
Paris Montparnasse – Top of the City
This 196m tower has shorter queues than the Eiffel Tower and a fabulous view of Paris. The viewpoint tables clearly mark the city’s many famous monuments. There are also a number of audio-visual and interactive facilities to help build language skills and enhance their knowledge of Paris, as well as downloadable quizzes in English and French.
Montmartre & Sacré Coeur
Montmartre provides an opportunity for students to practise their language skills with its many street stalls and street artists, shops and cafés. Once a meeting place for artists in the late 19th and early 20th century, your group can also view artists painting portraits and caricatures for the tourists and enjoy a spectacular view of Paris from the steps of the Sacré Coeur.
Paris Opera Tour
An architectural masterpiece, the Palais Garnier is known worldwide. We can arrange a guided tour which provides an overview of the history, architecture and current operatic performances taking place.
Le Stade de France
Take your students behind-the-scenes of France’s premier stadium. Take a tour, in French or English, of the players’ tunnel, changing rooms, security facilities, pitch and photo museum.
Take a tour of this art gallery, the design of which is a proud example of modern French architecture. Outside, the square houses street artists, musicians and performers, and the nearby Stravinsky Fountain is an added bonus.
Notre Dame Cathedral
This stunning cathedral, like all medieval churches, was painted on the inside so a largely illiterate population could learn the Bible stories. The use of colour was meant to glorify God and breathe life into the scriptures. This stunning and imposing building is a must-see of Paris, particularly as the cathedral has witnessed many important ceremonies for Christianity and the history of nations.
Musée de la Musique
The museum’s permanent collection is organised into five areas: a chronological circuit will take your students on a tour through western music, from the 17th century to the present day, and a geographical circuit for music originating from outside Europe. The circuit’s collection and its original design ensures an innovative visitor experience.
Both Disneyland® Park and Walt Disney Studios® Park provide a great environment for your students to work together, bond as a group and challenge their personal boundaries on their school trip to Disneyland Paris.
Explore five themed lands filled with Disney classic stories: adrenalin packed thrill rides such as Big Thunder Mountain, Disney classics like Pirates of the Caribbean and Dumbo the Flying Elephant and many opportunities to meet your favourite Disney characters.
Walt Disney Studios® Park
Step through the Studio gates and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of movies, animation and television. Find out how Disney creates the magic and feel what it’s like to be star of stage and screen.
Take a free guided tour in your choice of French or English and visit the museum and shop where you’ll find a wide range of fragrant products.
Guided Tour of Paris
A tailor-made coach tour of Paris that includes a dedicated French or English-speaking guide, who will help with pronunciation and knowledge of the many sights of Paris. One of our groups’ favourites is the evening tour of the Paris Illuminations. We can arrange walking tours too.
Probably the most famous museum in the world and home to some of the finest collections of antiquities, sculpture and art. It is the ideal place for students to see the prominent role that art plays in French culture. The museum is also home to cafés and shops where students can practise language skills too.
Theatre in Paris - French play with English subtitles
Take a step inside a traditional Parisian theatre and spend an evening with locals at a French play with English subtitles. A dedicated host will meet you at the theatre, introduce you to the play and venue and take you to your seats. Groups also have the opportunity to take part in a theatre workshop before the show. Have fun learning traditional French performance techniques before seeing them live in action on stage that evening!
Musée Gourmand du Chocolat - Choco Story
Discover chocolate’s 4,000 years of history, and modern methods of making it too, then try some of the delicious products.
This typically French theme park is home to over 30 outside attractions, all based around the famous Astérix comic-strips. Parc Astérix is especially well known for its large variety of roller coasters, and incorporates rides and themes from historic ancient cultures such as the Romans and the Gauls.
Parc Astérix also offers live shows and entertainment, animated figures, arts and crafts, reconstructions, a dolphin show, special effects, restaurants and shops. This is a great opportunity for students to interact at this French theme park.
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
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From its magnificent churches to famous favourites such as Disneyland® Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg and various city parks, Paris offers a wide variety of performance venues to suit any music group. It’s also a great destination for a combined music, art and French language tour, with plenty to see and do!
John Kay, Concert Consultant