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Music Valley - La haute vallée de l'Allier, Auvergne, France Auvergne - France:

The high valley of the Allier.
between Brioude and Langeac – for relaxing holidays in a wonderful natural environment with a rich cultural heritage.
One of just 41 rural areas in France officially classed as an art and heritage area (Pays d'Art et d'Histoire)

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Mural paintings Blassac
2014 season - 36 concerts in 50 days

For music in rural France, welcome to the High Allier valley, from Brioude to Langeac, in the department of Haute Loire, France. The valley lies at an average altitude of 500 metres (1600 ft), with surrounding hills rising to 1300 metres. Summers are usually warm and dry.

The high Allier valley is officially classed as one of just 41 "Pays d'art et d'histoire" (rural areas of outstanding artistic and heritage interest) in France. It is an area with so much to offer, including, in the summer months and for music-lovers, a season of concerts held in some of the valley's beautiful medieval churches. .
    But the concert programme is just one of the many attractions that this valley has to offer those in search of a relaxing but interesting holiday in the calm and beauty of rural France; ancient churches with fine mediaeval murals, castles, a paleontological museum, rambling and hiking trails, excellent bird-watching, fishing, canoeing and plenty more, the Haut Allier has it all....


pays d'art et d'histoireMusicians: click here for information on performing in Music Valley

Photo right: Trumpeting angel; 14th century mural, Eglise de Blassac.

Contact: send an email to contact at music-valley.org