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Berlioz Festival

The Berlioz Festival has become a major summer music event in France attracting almost 30,000 festivalgoers to La Côte-Saint-André and other parts of Isère!

The launch of the national season commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Romantic genius who passed away in March 1869 will take place here in the Land of Berlioz. The 2018 festival entitled "Sacré Berlioz!" will echo the composer's sacred music and his personality that is so unique and avant-garde in the history of music.

This is a golden opportunity to host prestigious orchestras, divas, maestros and soloists in the Château Louis XI courtyard (one of few open-air venues to have exceptional acoustics... and views of the hill) and other prime locations in the area.

There are over 50 free concerts and events so everyone can experience the joy of music.

A fortnight of emotions, festivities and discoveries for everyone, young and old, connoisseurs and newcomers. A fortnight of passion and putting the spotlight on Berlioz's statement of intent:

"music and love are the wings of the soul."