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Loire Valley
Basic price from
3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 5 staff

Music school trips to Loire Valley

Music school trips to Loire Valley

The Loire Valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty renowned for its stunning architecture that make perfect venues for group performing on a Music school trip. Spend the day with your students exploring the beautiful town of Orleans and follow this with a late afternoon concert in Orleans Cathedral. The Château de Valençay offers a stunning outdoor venue for groups to perform – embark on a guided tour of this stunning building that was acquired at the request of Napoleon and after putting the significance of the surrounds into perspective your group will appreciate the opportunity to put on a concert. It is also easy to make a day trip to the amazing Futuroscope theme park to add some thrills to the trip. At Equity we have unique access to concert venues in the Loire Valley and are able to give your students a great opportunity to perform making this destination a fantastic choice for a Music school trip.


Suggested Itineraries

Sample 4 night/ 5 day

  • day


    • Travel to Loire Valley
  • day


    • Explore the market town of Orleans
    • Concert in Orleans
  • day
    • Saumur Vineyard
    • Automobile Museum in Valençay
    • Château tour followed by concert
  • day
    • Sightseeing in Blois
    • Château tour followed by grand finale concert
    • Evening: end of tour celebration
  • day
    • Return to UK

All venues are subject to availability & suitability of the repertoire.

If you would like to extend your trip, you could include a day trip to Futuroscope.

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>



Hotel Alteora

Hotel Alteora

  • 3* Superior Hotel
  • Located just 500 metres from the Futuroscope Theme Park

With multiple locations to choose from schools can pick the location closest to their excursions.

Location: 15 minutes from the town of Poiters.

Facilities: The hotel features excellent facilities for schools.

Accommodation: Adjoining rooms for groups, available with en-suite bathroom facilities.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

Subject Specific Excursions


There’s plenty for students to do and see in the city of Orléans as they experience French culture at its finest as it is one of the oldest towns in France.

Orléans Cathedral

A stunning, Gothic Catholic cathedral which was built in the 12th century and famous for its association with Joan of Arc.

Musée de l'Automobile

Exclusive French cars will be found in this small but eclectic museum covering automobiles from 1900 to the 1970’s.

Château de Valençay

Overlooking the Nahon river, it has been regarded as one of the most beautiful manors in the world is a popular venue for school music performances.


This royal town is full of paved squares and lively streets where students can explore the surroundings and discover a unique environment.

Château de Chenonceau

Beautifully constructed over the River Cher the architecture of this building is a mix of late Gothic and early Renaissance attracting up to 800,000 visitors per year.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

Nick, many thanks to you and the Equity team for another hugely successful tour. The concert venues worked out so well once again and the whole process of organising the tour was made so smooth by your team in the office, particularly Chantalle who dealt with so much of the organisation of non-musical matters. I look forward to being in touch soon about another tour.

Director of Music, Bishop’s Stortford College – Music Tour – June 2016

All I can say is thank you for arranging fantastic accommodation and stunning concert venues for our music tour to the Loire Valley –

Head of Music – Woodkirk Academy music tour to the Loire Valley – July 2016

Dear Nicholas & David, Huge thanks to you both for putting together such a super tour for us this year. It really was a great experience for us all, wonderful venues and lovely reception and organisation wherever we went - you did us proud. As always my dealings with you both have been most civilised and enjoyable and I really appreciate the unstinting efforts you have put in to make everything as perfect as possible. Yet again another collection of amazing memories, Thank you again, with my very best wishes, Tony.

- Tony Houghton – Conductor, Sheffield University Wind Orchestra – Music Tour to the Loire Valley – June 2017

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