Before my trip to Paris, I was looking on the Web to see if Mozart l’Opera Rock was on while I was there. Unfortunately, the Paris shows were far from the dates I would visit the City of Lights.
A bit of background about the musical: I accidentally discovered the musical while on Youtube. The music video for L’Assasymphonie had all the mysteries of the sexy French. “Why does the bearded man look so tortured?!” I became obsessed about finding out more about the play.
Turns out, it’s a about Mozart’s life. I watched all the videos I could online and tried to memorize the lyrics.
Imagine my disappointment when I found out that the show would not be in Paris!
I looked through the list again and found that the nearest location that the show would play was in Nantes.
Before that, I never heard of the town. I googled and found out that it was about 2 hours on TGV from the capital. After thinking about it for somedays, I decided to spend two days of my already short week in France in Nantes, just for the musical.
I did not regret it.
The break away from the capital allowed me to see more of beautiful France, not just piss-scented Paris. On the TGV, I sped past field with rolls of hay and grazing fluffy sheeps. It made my heart swell with happiness.
Unlike Paris, Nantes was laid back. I was quite surprised to see people not dressing very fashionable (ie T-shirt and shorts) to a musical. (I thought everyone wore mink to such a show).
In Nantes, I also visited the beautiful Castle of the Dukes of Brittany, previous home to Anne de Bretagne.
During my last few hours, I even illegally rode on the tramway as no one seemed to be checking tickets. ;)
This post is part of bootsnall.com’s 30 Days of Indie Travel project. Day 3: Music
The rest of my posts for the project can be found here.