2016 TOUR SALES NOW CLOSED. At the northern end of the Rhone valley, Vienne combines world class jazz with stunning Roman architecture and high quality boutique vineyards for a very cultured weekend away.
Jazz à Vienne’s mainstage is the dramatic Théâtre Antique, a 7,000-seat restored outdoor Roman Theatre. Some evening programming is themed, e.g. ‘Funk’ or ‘Afrique’, and often mixes big names with related local acts. The headliners are backed up by relaxed afternoon performances in the Scènes de Cybèle courtyard, Club de Minuit late night performances in a 17th Century theatre, and if you’re still going, 1am ‘Jazz Mix’ gigs in the Spiegeltent.
Vienne, near Lyon, is easily accessible by train from the UK via the new direct Eurostar services to Lyon. Sitting on the banks of the Rhone it was a prosperous trading post for the Romans and now layer upon layer of architecture spanning 2,000 years is still being discovered, preserved and reused. The surrounding vineyards also date back to the Romans, and many now welcome interested wine lovers for tours and tastings.
Package includes 3 nights 3* bed and breakfast accommodation, return standard class Eurostar and transfers from London, three nights' VIP Jazz à Vienne tickets, festival goody bag, welcome dinner, walking tour of Vienne, vineyard tour and wine tasting, Vienne Museum Pass and the assistance of a Jazz Travels representative. Please contact us for details of 2017 packages as soon as more information is available.