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6 not-to-be-missed chamber music festivals

in the South of France

Come and discover our region at music festivals with intimate, refined performances, talented musicians and the most beautiful venues, and all the repertoires of chamber music. You’ll be able to hear and admire a combination of artists from the national and international scene, early music and contemporary pieces, and the incredible sounds they distil.

Festival Musiques en Écrins

Don’t miss this summer event in the Vallée de la Haute-Romanche which represents thirty years of musical passion in the Pays des Écrins. Right in the middle of the Hautes-Alpes, music lives in harmony with nature and picturesque venues such as chapels, churches, mountain peaks, lakes and mountain huts ring out with music. Eminent classical musicians, soloists, chamber ensembles and orchestras will have your hearts beating in unison in an enchanted setting.



Festival Saint-Paul de Vence Classique et Jazz

Every summer, the Festival de Musique de Chambre de Saint Paul de Vence, created by Quatuor Modigliani, invites the public to this picturesque village marked by art and artists – Picasso, Braque, Miro, Signac, Modigliani and also Matisse and Chagall all stayed there. In the magnificent setting of La Courtine or the famous Fondation Maeght, come and discover not-to-be-missed musicians from the current national and international scene.


Festival de Musique de Toulon & Région

With Aix-en-Provence, Menton, Orange, Prades, Strasbourg and Besançon, the Festival de Musique de Toulon & Région is one of the oldest festivals in France. An essential actor for the dissemination of classical music in the city of Toulon, it offers all year-round events with famous soloists, chamber music, symphonic music and the Toulon opera with a season of concerts for great musical emotion.


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Festival international de musique de chambre in Salon de Provence

Every summer, Paul Meyer, Eric Lesage et Emmanuel Pahud gather together around thirty eminent soloists at the Festival de Salon-de-Provence and liven up its emblematic venues! In the Château de l’Empéri, the Abbaye Sainte Croix and the Théâtre Armand during the year, the artists show their talent. You can attend concerts in the daytime or a night of chamber music in three parts with two intermissions in a heavenly setting. A genuine music lab for chamber music at the highest level, the event also offers music lessons, creations, improvisations, and concerts which will go straight to the heart of informed music lovers.



Festival de Musique de chambre in Entrecasteaux

As soon as it was created, the festival combined unpublished works with the works in the repertoire, from classic to contemporary music, played by famous artists alongside promising young talents. Every year in the Haut Var, living music rings out in the villages the festival visits in a joyful armosphere. Key words: talent and a friendly atmosphere.



Festival Quatuor en Luberon

At the end of each summer, the festival showcases world-famous string quartets. Quatuor en Luberon festival promises an odyssey through classical music. The guest artists perform a wide range of works from Haydn and Mozart to Beethoven and Schubert, as well as more contemporary compositions. A rich programme in the cloister of Silvacane Abbey in La Roque d’Anthéron or in the little churches in the Luberon.