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“Messiaen au pays de la Meije” Festival

From July 26, 2014 to August 03, 2014
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    Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

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  • Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

    Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

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  • Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

    Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

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  • Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

    Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

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  • Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

    Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

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  • Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

    Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

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    Since 1998, the Festival “Messiaen au pays de la Meije” pays tribute to the composer Olivier Messiaen in a place he choose himself to compose : La Meije villages (Hautes-Alpes). The majestic massif of La Meije was an inspiration for him : glaciers, waterfalls, birds... A whole universe transcribed in a sound full of emotion and spirituality.

    Today, the festival enjoys a national and international renown. It is a musical event of high quality protected and supported by the french Minister of Culture.

    The festival opens its 2014 edition to the composer Iannis Xenakis to celebrate the wealth of music described by Messiaen as "Telluric, so close to torrents, lightning, hail, and that jumps like raging sea". 

    Admission fees and rates

    • Full rate: from 12€ to 20€, depending on the concerts
    • Reduced rate: 12€

Things to see

Point of interest

  • Rendez-vous in Les 2 Alpes

    © Office de Tourisme Les 2 Alpes / Bruno LONGO

     Les 2 Alpes ski station offers a vast ski area of 410 HA of signed pistes between 1,300m and 3,600m altitude.
  • Rendez-vous in L’Alpe d'Huez

    © Atout France/Stéphane Frances

    Discover L’Alpe d'Huez, a resort with exceptional sunshine, and plenty of resort activities to enjoy.
  • Rendez-vous in Alpe d'Huez

    © Atout France/Stéphane Frances

    Discover Alpe d'Huez, a resort with exceptional sunshine, and plenty of resort activities to enjoy.
  • Rendez-vous at Bourg d'Oisans

    © CRT Rhône-Alpes/H.Monnier

    Discover a village in a green haven of peace located in the midst of majestic mountains of Ecrin National Park.
  • Rendez-vous at Les Karellis

    © Alban Pernet / J.Berthonneau/ P.Chambier

    Les Karellis is a people-friendly ski resort, in a family setting and with a welcoming atmosphere, at the heart of 7 vacation villages at the foot of the ski runways.
  • Rendez-vous in Serre Chevalier Vallée

    © Altivue

    One of the largest ski resort in Europe, Serre Chevalier vallée is a vast and bustling region, a domain of another dimension, an immense playground, a broad sun-kissed valley...
  • Rendez-vous in Chamrousse

    © WikimediaCommons/Benoitje

    Welcome to Chamrousse.
  • Rendez-vous at Puy-Saint-Vincent

    © Atout France/Jean François Tripelon-Jarry

    The Puy Saint Vincent resort consists of three hamlets (le Puy, les Alberts et les Prés) is both a modern and traditional resort, perfectly located.
  • Rendez-vous in Les Menuires / Saint Martin de Belleville

    © P. Royer - Office de tourisme des Menuires / Saint Martin de Belleville

    Come see why many call the Vallée des Belleville the premier tourist destination for winter sports.
  • Rendez-vous in Montgenèvre

    © Annie Béné

    Only steps from the Italian border, Montgenèvre combines the charm and authentic character of an alpine village in the Southern Alps with the grandeur of an vast international ski area, the Milky Way.
  • Rendez-vous at Aussois en Vanoise

    © MO. JL Rigaux - OT AUSSOIS

    At the foot of the Vanoise National Park, the Aussois village resort is an authentic Savoyard village where tourism is synonymous with quality of life.
  • Rendez-vous in Orcières Merlette

    © Gilles Baron

    Orcières Merlette is a true multi-activities resort, perfect for the whole family ! 
  • Rendez-vous in Grenoble

    © Atout France/Phovoir

    Discover the old town history and festivities of Grenoble were it's mountains are ever-present. There are dramatic views onto three massifs. This makes the contrast with the urban architecture still more striking...
  • Rendez-vous in Courchevel

    © Patrice Mestari - Courchevel Tourisme

    In addition to its reputation as an excellent ski resort, Courchevel also delights visitors with its fine food, lively atmosphere and wide choice of activities.
  • Rendez-vous at Brides-les-Bains

    © Atout France/Phovoir

    Brides-les-Bains is a ski resort but also a thermal resort in Savoie, the heart of the Alps. 
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    Messiaen au Pays de la Meije Festival

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