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Welcome Reception - Sunday, 9th - 20:00 to 22:00 Museum


The Mayor is happy to welcome the ICALEPCS2011 Participants  and their spouses to an exceptional Opening Reception at the Museum of Art

The Art Collections will be open for a private visit.

Access Tram B, "Notre Dame Musée"


  French Evening at the WTC - Monday, 10th - 18:00 to 21:00

After a long day's work, it is time to unwind and discuss around some snacks - our "Meilleur Ouvrier de France"  will be providing  a wide range of French Wines and Cheese from all over the country. After this tasting party be prepared to another surprise...


Aperitif at the WTC - Tuesday 11th - 18:00 to 19:30

Another relaxing moment to get together and discover even more specialties from our surrounding mountains


chateau vizilleWednesday 12th - Château de Vizille - Vizille Castle (for delegates only)

15:00 Coach departure from WTC

1789 is the official starting date of the "Revolution Française", but it actually started a year before in Vizille , e.g. in the Chateau de Vizille - You will visit the French Revolution Museum, the Castle and its large park populated by deer.



Thursday 13th - 19:00 to 00:00 - Gala Evening at Pole Sud :

All participants and their spouses are invited to join this exceptional reception in an unusual venue for a Gala Dinner ! Attention! Please note that you will need a sweater.

The Gala evening will be held at Pôle Sud on Thursday 13th at 19:00. You can get there with tram line A, direction Echirolles Denis Papin / Station: Pôle Sud – Alpexpo. The Pôle Sud building is just in front of you, opposite the Grand’place shopping centre. If you plan to come by car take exit 6 Alpexpo on the Rocade Sud.

Grenoble ice-rink


 Friday 14th - 16:00 to 18:00 - ESRF Site Visit or Arc-Nucleart -

ESRF Site visit : you will have the opportunity to visit the ESRF Experimental Hall in small groups with a guide.
This is a technical visit open to 120 participants - The buses for the ESRF visit will leave the WTC at 16:00.

Arc Nucléart : a particularly spectacular application of the nuclear techniques used to preserve artistic work of art from the damages of the time, worms, water, dust, etc. The visit (in English) is open to 20 participants.
Access to the site after a 10 minute walk from the WTC.

                                For these two visits, you must sign up NOW by email .


Saturday 15th

Conference tour, register in the Tour to Chamonix --Mont Blanc


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