Semaines Musicales, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Concierge.com's insider take:
The concerts of the Semaines Musicales du Mont-Blanc fill the Grande Salle of the Majestic with jazz and classical favorites from mid-July to August. Built in the 18th century, this hulking pile of a building was once an opulent hotel but is now an apartment building and, prosaic though it may be, a convention center. The Majestic hosts the popular Semaines Musicales series every year, and the crowd-pleasing program typically includes hits by Vivaldi, Pachelbel, and other masters. Tickets are available from the tourist office (85 Place de Triangle de l'Amitié; 33-4-50-53-0024; www.chamonix.com).