Excursion (2-3 hours, end at 7 pm)
Discover some typical places of the Tours region in the afternoon. You register on-site for one of the following excursions – we will provide the bus transfer and the guided tour.
Please note that, since all visits are booked in advance, the choice of the excursions will follow a first-come, first-served basis.
The excursion fee is included in your registration fees.
1) The city of Tours and visit of the Companions museum (Musée du Compagnonnage)
Tours city, between tradition and modernity, heritage and development, right in the idle of the Val-de-Loire region is part of the UNESCO worldwide heritage and has the label of City of Art and History.
The Musée du Compagnonnage (Trade Guilds Museum), housed in the former Abbey of Saint-Julien de Tours, exhibits a range of truly remarkable collections. Collective masterpieces from the 19th century, masterpieces of patience, masterpieces created for reception into a guild, along with Companions’ attributes (sticks, flasks and colours), commemorative pictures, tools, archives, traditions and works by Companions of the Tour of France, from their beginnings to the present day, are all represented.This is the only museum of its kind in the world.
2) Vinery cellar “Vouvray” at Chateau Gaudrelle
Come and discover the wine making process of the still and sparkling white wines in the heart of the caves.
Discover the expertise of Alexandre Monmousseau during a tasting of the still white wines: sec, sec tendre, moelleux, in addition to our traditional method: Brut Millésimé. Come and experience the charm and emotion that comes from discovering the wines.
The vineyard is located on the northern slope of the Loire, 15 min far from Tours downtown. A bus will pick up the group near the place of the conference.
Gala dinner at Royal Castle Amboise
This emblematic monument and its landscaped gardens offer one of the most remarkable panoramas of the Loire valley, and are registered as a World Heritage site by Unesco.
Each visit has its own special way of looking at this exceptional site of French history: its political and artistic importance within Europe in the Renaissance; intimate moments in the sovereigns’ lives, daily life in Court and behind the scenes.
The cocktail will be served in the gardens and the gala dinner in the Salle du Conseil.
The gala dinner fee is included with your registration (accompanying persons must order and pay).