Music and Markets Tours

Music & Markets is an exceptional tour operator offering programs for our guests to attend premiere musical events in Europe.

Music and Markets conducts small group tours to classical or jazz music festivals, focusing on the unique cultural features, cuisine and wine, and stories inherent to each place. We are a founding member of Slow Travel Tours, an informal affiliation of small-group tour operators who offer personalized trips in Italy, France and other European countries.

Love music? Love to travel? Come along with us as we enjoy great music, wine, food, and camaraderie -

#travelmemories of breakfast by the pool at the wonderful Elephant de #Vaugines B&B #foodiefriday

#travelmemories of where we were a couple of weeks ago: pretty little medieval #dolceaqua with its arched bridge, subject of a famous Monet painting #italianriviera #throwbackthursday

An #italianriviera charmer for #WindowboxWednesday - #dolceaqua, tucked away in the hills above the coast

Stuffed into a totally full flight across the Atlantic... breathing deep and remembering a peaceful seaside evening in #cassis....aaaah

Stopped by another proven├žal favorite to catch the sunset: ever-delightful #cassis. Those 2 boats front right are for water jousting competitions - very fun to watch!

Today at the market, #aixenprovence - don't think we'll be taking that watermelon home!

Such a classic cutie in #pezenas #asundaycarpic #southoffrance #occitanie

Cool off on a hot summer day with the splashing fountain of #vaugines in the lovely #luberon #provencedream

This piece of paradise, a B&B with the unlikely name of The Elephant of Vaugines, is so gorgeous and relaxing that we chose to stay right here and have a light dinner with this glorious view rather than hop over to one of the nearby adorable proven├žal villages - can you blame us?! #luberon #vaugines #provencedream

A stroll through #lourmarin is always a good idea :) #provence #southoffrance

#lavender fields forever...the #valensole plateau in #hauteprovence

Enjoying a delicious dinner accompanied by the song of #cicadas by the iconic #etangdecucuron #luberonnights

An unexpected weekend in the #luberon, in the fabulous #lelefantdevaugines b&b - what a treat!

Just a few little touches add so much eye-appeal! Seen on an #antibes lane last week. #ThrowbackThursday #cotedazur

From breakfast to dinner, we're enjoying every meal with friends in the beautiful courtyard of #labellecour in the #southoffrance

What a perfect way to end a day at #labellecour in #vias l- a #sunset stroll on long sandy #viasplage! It's gorgeous here for months more - book a week and enjoy it for yourself! #bookdirect

Get me to the church on time! The wedding limo in #biot on the #frenchriviera #sundaycarpic

We've come back to Aix tonight for a vernissage, the opening night party of a week long art exposition of the marvelous works of @jillsteenhuis_artinprovence and Serge and Sergio Ruffato, her husband and son who are sculptors. One glorious piece after another, beautifully displayed in the home and garden of their friends.

The prettiest lane in old #antibes #vielleville #cotedazur

So it's the #fetedesaintpierre in #antibes - fireworks over the ramparts!

Tasted anything good lately? We're eating our way along the Riviera in Italy and France. This was a memorable and delicious appetizer at Marcellino high above the #italianriviera in the tiny hamlet if #seborga #foodiefriday #edibletravels

Vertical #villefrancesurmer - a #riviera delight!

Colorful #villefranchesurmer is home base tonight - back in the #southoffrance

Drydocked in #bordighera on the #italianriviera

#apricale, one of the #borghipiubelliditalia (prettiest villages of Italy) high in the hills of the backcountry of the #italianriviera

Colors of the #italianriviera - #sanlorenzoalmare

The prettiest square in #seborga - the parish church of St.Martin and the Coat of Arms of the proud little principality - a fascinating detour high above the #italianriviera

Lunch with a view in the tiny principalityof #seborga, proudly independent above the #italianriviera since 954!

Dinner by the sea - nearly 10 in #sanremo

An eye-popper of a home in #costarainera, a village perched above the #italianriviera - that would sure wake me up in the morning!

Wandering around #lapigna, old #sanremo - eye candy around each corner!

Today at the market #sanremo - a favorite from decades ago! We have a photo in our Virginia kitchen of the beautiful produce here from the '90s!

We've headed east for some seaside fun since our apartment in Aix is rented - can you guess where we are?

#sunsetsunday stroll in #aixenprovence

Summer blooms on an Aixoise lane #aixmaville #aixenprovence

Today at the market #aixenprovence . ..the temperature's rising, grab your chapeau here!

Are we just lolling around in the #southoffrance? Not yet - first we've got to paint #thisoldhouse! Our daughter Sunshine and partner Gabriel @digitalnomadsinlove began the arduous project of refreshing the very faded walls last month, and we're finishing it before the first summer renters arrive. It will be back to a cheery lemon yellow as it was when we bought it 15 years ago.

Today at the market, #vias - stop and sniff!

The colors of France light up the #vias town hall each night

Bountiful baskets adorn the #vias market hall just steps from La Belle Cour in the #southoffrance - get in touch to spend a week or so in this sweet little seaside village!

#barcelona skies - stopped me in my tracks as I walked my jetlag off on my Thursday layover #travelmemories

Today at the market #aixenprovence - shall we dance? Or shop?

A gorgeous #barcelona morning!

#Barcelona is in bloom!

"Best churros in Barcelona" sent me right here - the perfect start to a #Barcelona layover!

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