Accompanying Persons program

(Departure and Return from the Conference Center)

Tuesday, Aug. 8thWalking tourDeparture: 12:00 pmReturn at 6:30 pm
Assézat Hotel Saint Sernin Basilic Jacobins church
After a lunch of typical cuisine served in a local restaurant, your guide will lead you through the historic city core of Toulouse. You will discover the famous monuments of Toulouse: the Capitole, the St-Sernin Cathedral, the Church of the Jacobins, Hotels Bernuy and d'Assézat.

Wed., Aug. 9thBus tourDep. : 9:00 a.mReturn at 6:30 pm
Albi and its Cathedral
Albi, city of Art.

Guided visit of St Cecile's Cathedral, the largest painted Cathedral in Europe, and visit of the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, an exceptional collection of artworks including paintings and drawings.

After lunch, a guided walking-tour will take you to the fortified city of Cordes-sur-ciel, one of the most beautiful bastions of the Southwest: wandering in the old streets and shopping in the craftsmen workshops.

Thursday, Aug. 10thBus tourDep. : 9:30 a.mReturn at noon
The Airbus A380
Visit of the most modern aerospace factory in the world: an outstanding experience.

The bus tour goes around the place tracks(you might have the chance to see the take-off or landing of Airbus A380, the largest plane in the world) to finish in the Lagardère "Cathedral", assembly point of the A380. From there, you can enjoy an exceptional viewpoint of the surroundings. An ID with picture is mandatory to access the site.

Those visits can only be maintained if at least 30 participants attend

Optional program (before and after the congress)

(Departure and Return from the Conference Center, meeting point in front of the "Tourism" counter)

Monday, Aug. 7thCarcassonneDep. : 1:30 pmReturn at 7:00 pm
Medieval City of Carcassonne (c)
Carcassonne, a town with a glorious past, opens its gate to a legendary medieval fortified city; this site is registered to the UNESCO Global Heritage. You will discover the largest stroghold in Europe, and its fortifications surrounded by narrow streets full of traditional craftsmen workshops.

FEE : 28 euros per person

Meeting with the Pyrénées

The Pyrénées   The Pyrénées
Saturday, Aug. 12thLUCHONDep. : 8:30 amReturn at 8:00 pm

"Queen of the Pyrénées", with its 13 peaks over 9,000 feet, Luchon is a town full of warmth and charm. Your guide will make you discover the architecture of villas and hotels where many famous people from the beginning of the 20th century. Lunch and afternoon at your discretion. In only 8 minutes with a telpher, you can reach Superbagnères, a mountain resort located 5,400 feet above ground for a walk. You can also take the forest tracks in the valley, or travel by train in the villages around Luchon.

FEE : 28 euros per person

Saturday, Aug. 12thLOURDESDep. : 8:30 amReturn at 8:00 pm

This tour will take you to the foot of the Pyrénées, in the city of Lourdes. There, you will visit the sanctuary that gathers 5 million pilgrims each year: the cave, the 3 superseded churches, and the underground basilica that can host 20,000 people. Lunch at your discretion.

FEE : 36 euros per person

Please let us know your desire to attend those visits by May, 31st, by email at Those visits will be confirmed at reception of your payment for the required fee(s), assuming at least 30 persons attend.