South France Singing Holiday Cathar Chorale

le ChateauDo you enjoy singing, and want a holiday that’s a bit different?

If so, come and join us for a week from 10-17 July 2010 in a part of France renowned for its Cathar Castles and outstanding natural beauty. Discover the “mystery” of Rennes-le-Chateau (pictured to the right). It is within walking distance (50 mins.) from the accommodation, and offers stunning views of the Midi and High Pyrenees, as well as a very pretty garden cafe where you can take some refreshment before the return walk.

Based in Couiza (just 40 mins from Carcassonne airport and 40 mins from the high Pyrenees), you will also have the opportunity of walking, cycling or swimming in the local lake or river. 


This is a guide to the programme:-

Day 1 (Saturday). Arrive afternoon (not before 4pm), and settle into accommodation. Welcome drinks and buffet in the evening.
Days 2, 3 and 4 (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday)   Rehearse morning. Free time in the afternoon.  Reprise early evening, with drinks and evening meal after.
Day 5 (Wednesday) – Free Day. 
Day 6 (Thursday) - As days 2,3, and 4.
Day 7 (Friday). Dress rehearsal in the morning.  Free in the afternoon.  Concert in the evening, followed by drinks and evening meal.
Depart Saturday 11.00am


The cost of the holiday includes accommodation, welcome food pack, all music and tuition, guided walking, and evening meals and drinks. (If required, there will be a small supplement for hiring a bike). There is a bus service from Carcassonne airport. Collection from either Toulouse or Perpignan airports can be arranged for a small additional cost. 

Cost per person: - 450 euros.
150 euros will be required as a deposit at the time of booking, and the balance of 300 euros is due 2 months before the start of the course, i.e. 10th May 2010.

Spouses and Partners

As most beds are double, non-singing spouses or partners are welcome at a rate to be agreed, when we have finalised the number of singers.
For all information about Couiza and how to get there, the surrounding areas, the accommodation, and photographs please see the rest of this site.

Contact (for the Cathar Chorale only):- Ann Tams at to request any further information and to reserve your place.  Please specify which voice you are.

Again for the Cathar Chorale only, cheques are payable to:-
Ann Tams, and addressed to:-
2, Rue de la Salz,
11190, Couiza,  FRANCE

If you are interested in renting the holiday accommodation at a different time, please contact us.