France Cruises is offering travelers a voyage aboard a hotel barge 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 Aug. 25-28, 2012 in the village of Vezelay and surrounding cities, featuring a cast of 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 several 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 German vocalist group Die Singphoniker, baroque and classically inspired pianist Jos van Immerseel and Arsys Bourgogne, a choir from Vezelay.
This program can be experienced on five hotel barge cruises; from the sevel-passenger C’est La Vie, priced from $5,750 per person, to the four-passenger Randle, priced under $2,435 per person.
For more information, visit www.francecruises.com.