Festival Location and Excursions

Festival Location: 

YXIE - Manoir des Artes

Manoir des Arts is a cultural center located in Villeblevin, France. YXIE aims to inspire through art, imagination and encounter. YXIE is a special and inspiring place for performances, theater lessons, lectures, coaching and exhibitions. YXIE will be used for student lessons, classes, performances, and practice space.

Villeblevin, nestled in the scenic Yonne department of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France, provides an enchanting backdrop for a summer music festival like no other. This idyllic commune, located just 56 miles southeast of Paris, offers a serene and picturesque setting that sets the stage for an unforgettable music experience.

Key Highlights for Your Summer Music Festival in Villeblevin:

  • Historic Charm: The historic architecture of Villeblevin, including its 12th-century church, adds a touch of timeless elegance to your festival experience. The fusion of music and history creates a unique and enchanting atmosphere.

  • Natural Beauty: Surrounded by lush countryside and the gentle flow of the Yonne River, Villebl

  • evin provides a natural oasis for festival-goers. Take leisurely strolls, enjoy picnics by the riverbanks, and revel in the tranquility of the great outdoors. Villeblevin's tranquil ambiance makes it the perfect place to unwind, recharge, and immerse yourself in the music and nature that surround you.

  • Gastronomic Delights: Indulge in delectable French cuisine at local restaurants and food stalls. Feast on fresh, seasonal dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, enhancing your festival experience with exquisite flavors. The Manoir des Arts YXIE has hired a chef, details tba.

Villeblevin's serene countryside and rich history provide the perfect canvas for a summer music festival that combines music, nature, and cultural exploration. Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of melodies and the timeless beauty of this charming French commune for an unforgettable festival experience.

Student room accommodations: Villeblevin was traditionally a commune de vacance for summering Parisians and the living quarters for those vacationers are being adapted for the festival participants.