The organizing Committee designed sightseeing tours especially for Congress participants, spouses and partners. Special registration is required. All tours will include tourist guide, entrance tickets,
transport by bus (if need be) with pick up and return at the Congress venue. Information on time for departure will be available at the registration desk.
Monday 21 October, Afternoon
Discover “Vieux Nice“ by walk
Discover the heart of the old town, its lively atmosphere and customs, the small St Francis Square with its fish market and fountain, the other piazzas with their 17th and 18th Baroque churches, the small cafes where the Niçois like to meet, the winding alleys lined with quaint shops, tall houses with ochre facades…
Tuesday 22 October, Full day
Narrow and steep little streets, stone buildings with turrets, dry stone facades behind which numerous craftsmen work olive-wood, leather or silk according to ancestral techniques…. Time seems to have given up the idea of crossing the ramparts of this fortress.
The planet Square: With it’s Italian style fountain constructed in 1930.
The Riquier Mansion: This was the residence of the Lords of Eze during 14th-15th centuries.
White Penitent’s Chapel: During the 14th century, this was the meeting place of the non-religious white Penitents brotherhood, who took care of lepers and poor people.
The Poterne: A double fortified gateway dating fromthe 14th century. It is the only access to the old village.
A garden in the sky, perched at 249 m above sea level, the Jardin d’Eze is the ideal place to soak up the atmosphere of the French Riviera. Linger at one of the peaceful viewpoints overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful panoramas, or discover Eze’s history and traditions s you stroll through the gardens. Ornamental pools, water vaporisers add a unique, fresh note to this garden over the Mediterranean, where the earth goddesses by sculptor Jean-Philippe Richard live harmoniously among the exotic plants.
The Laboratory Factory
Suspended above the sea, on the Moyenne Corniche between Nice and Monaco, stands the perfume, soap and cosmetics factory equipped with the most modern laboratories and workshops. Discover the trade secrets of perfumes and cosmetics.
An exceptional site on narrowest part of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, overlooking the bays of Villefranche and Beaulieu-sur-Mer. The Villa: the large patio, the richly decorated rooms and the private apartments.
The porcelain collection: a priceless collection of Sèvres and Vincennes royal porcelain.
The film: a documentary which tells the story of the magical Villa and its collections (in French and English).
The famous gardens perched above the sea: 9 heavenly gardens adorned with patios, fountains, ponds, flowerbeds and shady paths.
Included : transportation, english guide, entrance at the exotic garden & perfume factory, lunch and entrance Villa Ephrussi, Departure/Return hotel Hyatt
Wednesday 23 October, Morning
Built on its rocky outcrop and surrounded by its ramparts built on the orders of François Ist, St Paul de Vence is certainly one of the most beautiful villages in Provence. The beauty of the surrounding area, quality of life and exceptional light has inspired numerous famous artists, painters, writers and poets, some of whom took up residence in the village. Visit some of the artists’ and craft workshops or museums or go shopping in the provençal boutiques.
You can find signatures from some of these famous artists at the Fondation Maeght which has a large collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other graphic works fromthe XXth century. A world-famous collection of art, the Fondation Maeght features work by Giacometti, Kandinsky, Matisse, Miró, Braque and Chagall, and is housed in a beautiful, light and airy building surrounded by peaceful woodland.
Included : transportation, english guide, entrance at the foundation Departure/Return Hotel Hyatt