Baroque on the Côte d’Or

01/08/2021 - 08/08/2021

Throughout the first fortnight of August, the heart of Burgundy sways to the rhythm of the ‘Musicales en Auxois’. A festival that is vibrant with colour, blending opera with the discovery of the region’s natural and historical heritage.

Revisiting the history of music

At the beginning of the month of August, the ‘Musicales en Auxois’ Festival brings you the most beautiful works in the Baroque repertoire. An ever-increasing audience continues to enjoy the opportunity to discover forgotten pieces by Purcell, Handel and Bach, among others. The musicians invited to the Festival generously share their love of the works with a free interpretation of music from a bygone age, as well as contemporary pieces. Traditional songs, choral works and polyphonic pieces are performed, together with operas and oratorios, much to the delight of the music-lover.

A medieval setting for concertos

The festival flourishes in the heart of an impeccably well-preserved setting in the Auxois valley:

  • The Basilica Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Vézelay, a Roman building dating back to the 12th Century ;

  • the collegiate buildings of Thil, in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Morvan and of Semur-en-Auxois - an example of flamboyant Burgundinian Gothic architecture ;

  • the chateaux of Commarin - a marvel of 14th Century architecture - and of Mont-Saint-Jean - whose dungeon survives to this day ;

  • the church of Flavigny in the heart of the medieval town ;

  • and at exceptional hotels.

Prochaine édition en 2021 - Escapades et Festival Musicales en Auxois
Divers lieux de l'Auxois - Divers lieux de l'Auxois - 21140 - SEMUR-EN-AUXOIS -
01/08/2021 - 08/08/2021
06 62 09 78 68

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