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Social Events for Accompanying Persons

You are being offered the following attractive social events in addition to the conference social program. Do not hesitate to register !

All these events are included into the registration fees of 250 euros, except for the cookery course: it is organised by "grands cuisiniers" and cost 55€ per course.


Monday 10: Discover the Programme,
Grenoble and French cooking

10:00-12:00  WTC  English presentation of Grenoble and of

theGrenoble general view programme of the week by the Grenoble Congress Office

13:30-14:30 Discovery of historical Grenoble by tourist train with an English Speaking guide

15:00-17:00 Cookery Course 1 (upon registration, 55 €)






Tuesday 11: Let's go to Romans

07:30 Coach departure from WTC

09:30 Pogne (local brioche) museum

10:30 Shoe Museum : 4000 years of ancient history

12:00 Lunch in a restaurant

14:30-18:00 Shopping at Marques Avenue (66 famous brand name shops)

19:00 Arrival at WTC

18 km from Valence in the Drome region with the Vercors mountains in the distance, this large town is famed for it’s longstanding tradition of shoe making. Romans (pronounced without the S) is divided from its sister town of Bourg de Peage by the pretty fast-flowing Isere River.  

Whilst not a typical tourist destination, there are certainly enough attractions to warrant a  visit, such as the International Shoe Museum, housed in a wonderful former convent with Italianate architecture and a large decorative courtyard, and containing hundreds of examples of master craftsmanship dating from ancient times to the modern day. 

Aside from the numerous shoe factory outlets selling the high-quality footwear normally reserved for Paris boutiques, Romans is a haven for dedicated followers of fashion. Marques Avenue is one of the two large discount shopping complexes in the town, offering many international brands such as Le Creuset , Levis and Puma at bargain prices.  

Another tasty attraction of the town is the famous Pogne. This ring shaped orange-flower bread is a tradition of the town and where better to discover it than the Museè de Pogne located in the town! A perfect accompaniment to a picnic whilst you relax in the riverside park, and sample some of the peaches and apricots this region is also famed for.


Wednesday 12: The Vercors range pt en royans

08:30  Coach departure from WTC for Pont en Royans

10:00 Visit of the suspended houses and transfer to Choranches Caves

11:30 Arrival at Choranches, lunch in the panoramic restaurant "le Gournier"
14:00 to 15:00  Visit of the caves
16:30 Arrival at WTC


Thursday 13: LyonLyon2

08:00 Departure by coach from WTC

10:00-11:00 Visit of the old town of Lyon

11:00 -15:00 Shopping and free time

16:30 Arrival at WTC




Friday 14: back to Grenoblecuisine

10:00-11:30 Special visit of Grenoble's Museum "on the trail of Masterpieces"
                   Meeting point directly at the Museum, 9h45


 Shoe museum Presentation of Grenoble and the programme of the week Historical Grenoble Cookery course 1 Pogne museum Shopping at Romans Pont en Royans Restaurant Le Gournier Choranche Caves Old town of Lyon Shopping in Lyon Special visit of Grenoble