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Don't miss the conference social events: Welcome party and the Gala dinner!

Welcome party

Attendance to the welcome party is included in all type of registration fees.

Sunday, June 28, 2015 , 19.00 - 22.00

Location: Jardin des Sciences, rue de l'Arquebuse (walking distance from the Station, see map below)

A must-attend event which will be held in Dijon's botanical gardens "Jardin des Sciences".
It is an opportunity to taste some famous food specialities of France and Burgundy.

The Dijon Deputy Mayor will give a keynote address and will open the party, offering a traditional Kir aperitif to our guests .

The dishes will be prepared live by Bruno Blancho, Chief at SEB group , together with his team, from local tasty food, in collaboration with Vive la Bourgogne.
Wines were carefuly selected by Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne.

Gala dinner (optional)

Please note that for all the participants the gastronomic gala dinner is optional for all types of registrations , the corresponding button should be clicked during the registration process

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Accompaning persons are welcome to register to the gala dinner.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 , 19.00 - 23.00

Location: Caves Patriarche, Beaune (includes Pullman coaches transportation from the Conference venue)

The candles gastronomic gala dinner will be held in a typical Burgundy vaulted cellar.

  • Special diets available upon request for the gala dinner (Vegetarian, Halal and Kosher compliant; gluten-free and lactose-free,...). Please email us for reservations.

Attendees who are interested in the Gala dinner but not in the wine tasting session may instead visit the wonderful Hospices de Beaune .

Pullman coaches transportation will be provided for the visit of the Wine Riviera, which  will be followed by a wines tasting tour by wine experts in the XIII th and XIV th Centuries tasting cellars.

A maze of 5 km of vaulted cellars, some of which date back as far as the 13th century, holds millions of bottles of wine. A magic, impressive, timeless and special place, which illustrates the union between wines and culture. A unique visit!

On your arrival, you will be greeted and welcomed by one of our wine advisers ( sommeliers ), who will hand a glass to each participant and guide you through the tasting, discovering some of Burgundy's great wines. We will then have the pleasure to present the Caves Patriarche Père & Fils to you and to guide you through the maze of cellars housing several millions of bottles. This is the start of your journey through the world of great Burgundy wines.

Visitors will enter a fascinating world. The Patriarche vaults, tunnelling under the Visitandines Convent , are amongst the biggest in all Burgundy. They consist of a single network of tunnels lying beneath the city of Beaune and dating from the XIII to the XVIII centuries. Visitors enter the vaults from a remarkable XVII Century chapel. Millions of bottles of wine are happily resting in this subterranean world.

See also

Map to Jardin des Sciences

Jardin des Sciences, map

How to reach the location: From the Station (Tram stop Gare, there are pink poster indicating Jardin des Sciences), just follow the tram rails downhill, pass under the large metal bridge, and just cross the street to go to the entrance. Find in Google maps
Access by car: 14 rue Jehan de Marville
The party is held at the bottom of the garden, so you will have to cross the parc [There si another event ending at 6 PM just at the garden entrance, don't be confused, just follow the macarons!]

Written by: Conference organization
Date of creation: 20 April 2015
Date of last update: 09 July 2015