Refreshingly different to the large-scale events held in European capital cities, this intimate and musical New Year’s Eve is hosted by Maria João Pires in her experimental property in Belgais. The most famous Portuguese pianist – a wonderful interpreter of Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin – has turned her back on official concerts. The privilege of sharing her company over four days of music and uninhibited discussions is thus all the greater – enjoy meals, concerts, fascinating conversations and rehearsals in her stimulating company… all for the love of art.
Around Belgais, some beautiful villages (Tomar, Indanha a Nova, Monsanto) are ideal for a pleasant stroll. Though the material conditions are not equal to those of grand palaces, they are still of good quality: a Michelin-starred chef will prepare our meals, and we will stay in comfortable and welcoming rooms. We will naturally book the largest ones on a first come, first served basis.
In this magical place designed by Maria João Pires to house her dream of musical exchange, we will share with musicians : rehearsals, concerts but also meals and beautiful exchange moments.
In highlight, our gala evening will allow us to live a New Year’s concert in complete intimacy with exceptional musicians and their charismatic mentor.
Near Belgais, beautiful villages are worth a visit.
We will spend a day in Tomar, on the banks of Nabão. The former headquarters of the Knights Templar in Portugal protects wonderfully preserved monuments, such as the Castle housing the Convent of the Order of Christ.
The small village of Indanha a Nova retains the traces of an extraordinary past: its tower built by the Templars in the 13th century stands on the foundations of a Roman temple, while a cathedral of early Christian origin neighbor with a Roman bridge rebuilt in the Middle Ages …
Finally, the old village of Monsato, occupied since prehistoric times, clings to the slopes of an arid granite hill overlooking the plain. Its beautiful citadel, whose walls seem to rise from the rock, was founded in the 12th century by Gualdim Pais, master of the Order of the Templars who built a citadel there.
Basic double room package: 3 990€
Supplement for single room: 250€
The price for this trip includes: the Paris/Lisbon flight in economy class • double room accommodation with breakfast for four nights • the tours and transfers mentioned in the programme • all meals (beverages included) • concerts and meetings with artists • repatriation assistance.
A guide will accompany you on this trip.
The price for this trip does not include: extras.