5-11 Jul 2021 Aix-en-Provence (France)

SOCIAL EVENTS

Please note that for organisational reasons, you need to register separately for each event you would like to particpate in, also for those events included in the conference fee or in the registration fee for accompanying persons i.e. welcome cocktail.

 

WELCOME COCKTAIL

Wednesday 7th July (included in the conference fee)

During the cocktail drinks and a finger buffet will be served. Venue to be confirmed

 

WINE and OLIVE OIL TASTING (not included in the conference fee)

Thursday 8th July

The vineyard Terre de Mistral is situated in the Provençal countryside, with the mont Sainte Victoire as a backdrop. It is a family-run business that produces red, white and rosé wines and also olive oils. There is a shop where you can purchase local produce such as tapenades etc. The wine-tasting will be accompanied by appetizer food-pairing

The registration fee will include transport to the vineyard, a guided tour and a wine-tasting and olive-tasting experience. the event will last approx. one and a half hours.

Location: Terre de Mistral  13790 Rousset

 

AIX-en-PROVENCE GUIDED WALKING TOUR (not included in the conference fee)

FRIDAY 9th July


Professional English-speaking tour guides will take us around the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence. it will offer an oppoprtunity to "aixplore" the many hidden fountains and squares in the city and learn a little about its past. the tour will last approximlately an hour .

 

CONFERENCE DINNER (not included in the conference fee)

SATURDAY 10th July


The conference dinner will take place at the Orangerie Restaurant inside the hotel Aquabella  https://www.aquabella.fr

The registration fee for the Conference dinner will include a champagne aperitif in the garden area, a four-course meal, wine and coffee. The hotel is situated just by the old town and in walking distance of the university

 

CONFERENCE EXCURSION (not included in the conference fee)

SUNDAY 11th July

We will travel by coach from Aix to the pretty Provençal town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. On the outskirts are the remains of the Roman City of Glanum and the monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole where Vincent van Gogh was treated. The twon itself has a number of interesting shops and restaurants and a list of these will be provided. From there we will then go to Les carrières de Lumières www.carrieres-lumieres.com for an immersive sound and light experience. You will be surrounded by the changing pictures of  paintings of Dali, and the architecture of Gaud  projected onto the walls, floor and ceiling of the limestone cave,  accompanied by a  musical soundtrack. From there, we will walk to our final desintaion, the village of Les Baux-de-Provence perched high on a natural plateau (lesbauxdeprovence.com). The village is listed among the most beautiful villages in France and as an outstanding heritage site.

The registration fee for the excursion will include transport by coach to and from the sites.

 

 

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