Itinerary

Thu 27 Jul

Early afternoon arrival by Eurostar in Paris, continuing on to Angers Saint Laud in the mid-afternoon. Transfer by coach (approx. 30 mins) to check in at the 4-star Château de Noirieux, just outside Angers. Welcome dinner in the hotel or a local restaurant.

Fri 28 Jul

Join your guide this morning to visit the World Heritage Château de Villandry, where we take a tour of the house and its famous Renaissance gardens, outstanding in their beauty. A light lunch will be served at the Château during the tour. Return to the hotel for some time at leisure. In the early evening transfer by coach to Baugé (approx. 40mins) for the evening performance and dinner served in the festival’s conservatory restaurant during the long interval.

Sat 29 Jul

Morning at leisure for your own independent exploration and relaxation. In the early afternoon we transfer to Baugé for a guided tour of the Château de Baugé and the 17th century castle, before arriving at Les Capucins for the early evening performance. During the interval we enjoy a picnic supper in the marquee.

Sun 30 Jul

Today we visit Saumur to enjoy a wine-tasting and light lunch. Return to the hotel to some free time before transferring to Baugé for the final early evening performance, with dinner served during the interval in the restaurant.

Mon 31 Jul

Transfer to the train station for your homeward journey.

Programme

28 Jul 19:00

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO MozrtInc

D: Bernadette Grimmett

C: Konstantinos Diminakis

Cast includes: Monika-Evelin Liiv, Elsa Giannoulidou, Denis Sedov

New production

29 Jul 18:00

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Donizettiinc

D: Bernadette Grimmett

C: John Andrews

Cast to include: Jimin Park, Grant Doyle, Denis Secov, Alexander Pidgin

New production

30 Jul 18:00

LA CENERENTOLA RossiniInc

D: Bernadette Grimmett

C: Konstantinos Diminakis

Cast to include: Latana Phoung, Wuchul Eun, Tristan Stocks, Stephen Kennedy, Karlene Moreno Hayworth

New production

Rail

Eurostar

27 Jul London St Pancras – Paris Gare du Nord dep: 09.24 arr: 12.56, Paris Montparnasse - Angers Saint Laud dep: 14.54 arr: 16.25

31 Jul Angers Saint Laud - Paris Montparnasse dep: 12.09 arr: 13.40, Paris Gare du Nord - London St Pancras dep: 15.13 arr: 16.39

Train schedules are subject to alteration.

If more convenient flights from your local airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1975
Single room supplement £440
Business class flight upgrade from £330
Land-only tour price £1875
Deposit required £400
Tour code BAU1

Tour price includes: Rail travel, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, two light lunches, three dinners, one picnic supper, one wine-tasting, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses , the services of our local representative or tour manager.