Nice International Choral Festival

2021 dates to be annoucned

Join Choirs from all over the world

 

About Nice:

Nice is located near Italy, which exerts a significant influence over it. Italian is spoken all around the city. The number of museums in Nice is among the highest in all of France. Beaches here are rocky, which is why local shops sell special thick mats and beach footwear. explor Nice and its beautiful coat line. the sceenery will not dissapoint you.

 

Your choir’s programme in Nice will include the following:

  • Three-nights in a centrally located hotel in Nice on a bed and breakfast basis 
  • Panoramic guided tour of Nice with an English speaking guide
  • Meeting with local choir on the Friday evening followed by Meet and Greet with refreshments
  • Participation in the festival, held at the Cathedral of Ste Reparata on Saturday
  • Festival dinner held in a typical Nice restaurant
  • The assistance of an attendant of the choir Voices of Nice during your stay
  • Certificate of participation
  • Transfers as follows
    1. Coach transfers from Nice airport to your hotel with local guide assistance
    2. Coach transfer to festival performance on the Thursday
    3. Return Tram Tickets to allow choirs go to and from festival venues
    4. Coach transfers from hotel to Nice airport without local guide assistance
 

Flights

We would be delighted to quote you best available fare at the time of booking based on the number of people travelling. Air fares are based on direct flights Dublin to Nice with Aer Lingus
 
No Bags For check In.  1 Bag of 10KGS & Ladies Bag allowed
 
Procedures for group bookings with Aer Lingus: All fares are subject to availability and confirmation at the time of booking.  Aer Lingus reserve the right to change the price at any time until booked and confirmed.  All group seats are sold by the Aer Lingus Groups Department on an instant purchase basis. Full payment will be required at time of booking. All names (which must include full title) will be required by email 4 weeks prior to departure. No refunds are permitted. Limited Name changes are permitted after ticket issue and prior to departure for a fee. Aer Lingus charge €100.00 per name change. Please note that no free place is offered by Aer Lingus on group bookings.
 
All fares are subject to availability and confirmation at the time of booking.  Aer Lingus reserve the right to change the price at any time until booked and confirmed.

 

Insurance
CCI can also provide choir members with travel insurance should they require it.

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY - just for information purposes  
 
DAY 1:
 
  • Choirs arrive in Nice
  • On arrival in Nice, your choir will be met by your English speaking assistant for transfer to your hotel where you are booked for 3-nights on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Choirs can enjoy an afternoon at leisure
  • Your choir can choose to have an  optional pre-arranged dinner this evening.
  • After dinner, perhaps take a stroll over the famous illuminated “Promenade des Anglais” that borders Angel’s bay.
 
DAY 2:
 
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the morning.
  • After breakfast, choirs are free for independent sightseeing
  • In the afternoon, meet your local guide for half day sightseeing panorama tour of Nice (2pm to 6pm). See the beautiful Promenade, the ancient and baroque monuments of the “Belle Epoque”, the famous “Negresco” Hotel, the Russian-Orthodox Cathedrale, the Cimiez Hill with the Franciscan church and the rose garden belonging to the adjoining monastery, the Arena and the Matisse Museum. The tour ends with a walk through the Old Town (“Vieux Nice”).
  • The tour includes a guided visit of Palais Lascaris, Museum of the instruments of Music, located in the Old Nice.  Here, choirs perform a spontaneous performance of approximately ten minutes in the presence of the Curator of the Museum and of Mr Tosan, choir master of “Voix de Nice Choir” and other local choirs.
  • Again, this evening, there is the option of arranging a pre-arranged dinner in your hotel or local restaurant.
  • 8:30pm: Friendship concert with a local choir in a church of Nice or surroundings, with get-together afterwards.
 
 
DAY 3:
 
  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in the morning.
  • The choir is free in the morning for independent sightseeing.
  • In the afternoon (from 14:00 to 18:30) the concert cycle of performances for all participating choirs takes place in the beautiful baroque Cathedral “Sainte Reparate” (duration 20 minutes per choir including getting on and off the stage).
  • At the end of the performance cycle, the festival closes with a group performance of the farewell song (Canticorum Jubilo / Haendel).
  • In the evening (20:00 to 23:00), all choirs again join together to enjoy a farewell dinner in a picturesque restaurant in Nice with “Cuisine Nicoise”
 
DAY 4:
  • In the morning, check out of hotel
  • The choir then has the morning free for independent sightseeing or perhaps some last minute shopping
  • Met your local assistant at approximately 12:00 for coach transfer to Nice airport for your return flight
 
Rates are including, per person:
3 nights/4days package
  • 3 nights in a centrally located hotel, (bath or shower-WC) with breakfast
  • Half day panoramic guided tour of Nice with an English or German speaking guide, in the morning
  • Opening Ceremony in the evening
  • The meeting with a local choir followed by a “meet & greet” refreshment, on Friday evening
  • The organization of the festival at the Cathedral of Ste Reparata, on Saturday afternoon
  • The submission of a certificate of participation
  • festive dinner in a typical Nice restaurant (3 courses + 1/3 bottle of wine, mineral water and coffee)
  • The assistance of an attendant of the choir “Voices of Nice” during the stay
  • English presentation during the Opening Ceremony
  • Tramway tickets for go and return from hotel to Festival venues (Friday and Saturday)
  • Local tax included
  • 1 free person in half double/twin room, each 25 paying
Please note that this itinerary is information purposes only.
All final itineraries are tailored to individual choirs requirements.
 

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