|The "Miroir d'eau", the amazing reflecting pool at the Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux|
At last, the Tours en l'air trip for those of you whose partner "isn't into ballet that much".
While most Tours en l'air trips squeeze as much ballet into as little time as possible, this wonderful trip to beautiful southwest France offers ballet (of course) but with more time spent enjoying all the other things the region has to offer.
|Le Grand Theatre, Bordeaux|
Wine. Gourmet meals. Beautiful medieval villages and impressive castles. Farmers' markets. Striking landscapes. Gardens. Prehistoric cave paintings. And, for aviation buffs, the possibility to visit a brand new aviation museum and the Airbus assembly line to see a super jumbo A380 under construction.
|The gardens at Eyrignac|
Bordeaux. Listed by the New York Times as its #2 of 56 places to visit in 2016, whose entire elegant 18th-century centre is the world's largest urban Unesco world heritage site, and boasts one of Europe's oldest opera houses, the Grand Theatre dating from 1780.
Did I also mention wine? A visit to the newly opened "Cité du vin": http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/activities-and-interests/bordeaux-museum-la-cite-du-vin-a-playground-for-wine-lovers/article30368363/
We aren't forgetting the ballet, though. Here's the program (as usual I would see if I could arrange for us to watch class or rehearsals and have a backstage tour). PLUS!!! Exclusively for Tours en l'air, lunch and Q&A with recently retired international ballet star ROBERT TEWSLEY at Chateau Mathias.
June 30 - July 10, 2017
Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse
Les Sylphides, MC14/22 (Ceci est mon corps) (Preljocaj)
Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux
Romeo and Juliet (Jude)
BOOKING SEPTEMBER 2016
BOOKING SEPTEMBER 2016
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|Church of Notre-Dame, Bordeaux|
|Vineyards in Saint-Emilion|
|The Dordogne river|
|Interior of Theatre du Capitole, Toulouse|
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