Esoc 2013 - Social events

Excursions included and not included in the registration fee Unit Price
Les Baux de Provence on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 (all day)
Les Alpilles, la "Carrière de Lumière", Les Baux, ... (see here)
Companion Package
Marseille visit on Monday, July 8, 2013 (afternoon)
Notre-Dame de la Garde, Saint-Victor Abbey (see here)
15 euros
Cassis visit on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 (afternoon)
Boat cruise, wine tasting (see here)
90 euros
Marseille visit on Thursday, July 11, 2013 (morning)
Panier District, soap factory (see here)
15 euros

 

Included in the Companion Program package

Les Baux de Provence visit on Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Departure from Palais du Pharo

9:00 – 18:30

Between Arles and Saint-Rémy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence is a site rich in culture and discoveries in the heart of Provence. The village has inspired many artists including Dante, Gounod and Cocteau.

The day will begin with a show in the “Carrières de Lumières”. In the heart of Alpilles, the monumental "Carrières de Lumières" host extraordinary multimedia shows which are unique in the world. Spectators are totally immersed in the image projected onto all the surfaces of the rock. The ground is completely covered, too, and becomes a vast carpet of images.

Lunch will take place in the lovely center of the village in one of its traditional restaurants. The afternoon will begin with a guided tour of the ancient Citadel where you will enjoy the rich history of the site and admire the wonderful view of the landscape as well. You will then have free time in the village of Les Baux to wander around and shop. Buses will pick you up at the conference venue at 9:00 and bring you back to the same place at the end of the day.

Please note that all tours are based on a minimum number of 25 participants. If a tour has to be cancelled due to a low number of participants, the tour fee will be refunded in full. All refunds will be processed immediately after the conference

 

Excursions not included in the registration fee

 

Visit of Marseille City Center
On Monday, July 8, 2013
Departure from Quai des Belges – 13001 Marseille (Vieux Port – Miniature Train Station) Metro Line 1 “Vieux Port” Station
14:00 – 17:00 - Price: 15 Euros

You will take a miniature train to the most famous monument in Marseille: Notre-Dame de la Garde. This is the highest point of the city (162 m), where the first chapel was built in 1214, and offers an impressive view of Marseille. The present Romanesque-Byzantine basilica designed by architect Esperandieu and consecrated in 1864, was one of the great building projects undertaken during the Second Empire. The train will stop at Notre-Dame de la Garde for a while, so that you can have time to enjoy the wonderful view on Marseille and visit the basilica.

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Please note that all tours are based on a minimum number of 25 participants. If a tour has to be cancelled due to a low number of participants, the tour fee will be refunded in full. All refunds will be processed immediately after the conference.

Cassis visit
On Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Departure from Palais du Pharo
13:30 – 19:00 - Price: 90 Euros

22 km east of Marseille, Cassis is a small village located in a sheltered bay between two "Classified Natural Sites": the Cap Canaille and the Massif des Calanques. To the east, Cap Canaille is the home of the highest cliffs in Europe at a 416 m overhang to the sea. To the west, between Cassis and Marseille, the Massif des Calanques offers a beautifully coloured landscape that encompasses the blue sky of Provence, the Mediterranean Sea, green pine forests and white limestone cliffs. The tour includes a boat trip to some creeks between Marseille and Cassis, free time in Cassis to visit the village and wine tasting to discover typical wine of Provence. Buses will leave from Marseille at 13:30 to take you to Cassis. You will then take a miniature train to the boat departure area, situated directly on the harbour. Buses will bring you back to Marseille at the end of the day, to the conference venue.

Please note that all tours are based on a minimum number of 25 participants. If a tour has to be cancelled due to a low number of participants, the tour fee will be refunded in full. All refunds will be processed immediately after the conference.

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Marseille visit
On Thursday, July 11, 2013
Departure from Marseille Tourist Office – 4 La Canebière – 13001 Marseille Metro Line 1 “Vieux Port” Station
9:00 – 12:00 - Price: 15 Euros

The morning will begin with a guided visit of the Panier District by foot, and end with a visit to a soap factory. One of the city's oldest districts, the Panier is where the ancient Phocaeans first settled and founded the city of Massilia. Using the 18th-century Hôtel-Dieu and Notre Dame des Accoules church tower (17th-19th century) as reference points, which lead to the foot of Montée des Accoules - a series of steep flights of steps typical of old Marseilles - lead right to the heart of the district and a pedestrians' paradise. Once home to the ancient city's Greek agora (a public open space used for assemblies and markets), Place de Lenche still bustles with life and has its own market, restaurants and theatre. At the summit of the old town is the Place des Moulins, which in the 16th century lived up to its name with no less than fifteen flourmills. These days the fountain and school help maintain its village square tranquillity and charm. Representing an important industrial tradition in Marseille, the soap factories have contributed to the city's reputation and continue to do so today We recommend you to take comfortable shoes and a hat.

Please note that all tours are based on a minimum number of 25 participants. If a tour has to be cancelled due to a low number of participants, the tour fee will be refunded in full. All refunds will be processed immediately after the conference.

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Last update Lundi 18 Mars, 2013