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The French landscape, towns and cities have entranced composers and inspired them to create superb classical works. To mark the Classic FM Full Works Concert's French Week, here is our own tour of the best French views and the music they inspired.
The fishing village of Trouville, in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France, is a popular tourist spot. Poulenc wrote his 'Bather of Trouville' as part of a ballet project with his colleagues in 'Les Six' group of composers. The ballet depicts all the different characters in a wedding party, gathered on the Eiffel Tower.
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