In addition to the main conference, we are pleased to offer you the following program of social activities. This will provide opportunities to interact with attendees while discovering more the city of Lyon and tasting French wine and food.
Main Conference Event - 29th of october :
1 - Wine Tasting
2 - Gala banquet
Extra Conference Event - 28th of october :
3 - Dinner cruise on Saône river
Main Conference Event :
29th of october
1 - Wine Tasting :
For the opening gala evening, the MEDES’09 local organizing committee invites you to visit the wine cellar at Lachassagne Castle to taste local wines.
Lachassagne Castle is an old manor dating back to the Middle Ages that was destroyed during the Revolution. The Estate was sold several times until the Eighteenth century when it passed into the hands of the Rochechouart Mortemart family who rebuilt on the ruins of the medieval castle.
Lachassagne castle proposes several wines:
- “Les jeunes vignes” (youthful grapevine)
- “Viognier and Syrah”
During the visit, you will enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Saône river and the Beaujolais plains. You will taste 4 wines (2 red wines and 2 white wines) from the Castle’s wine cellar.
Click here for more information about the castle.
29th of october
In a 3 hectare greenery setting, “Le Clos des Varennes” provides an excellent opportunity to appreciate French gastronomy.
“Le Clos des Varennes” will seduce you with its
enchanting setting, warm welcome and gourmet
cuisine. The Chef Alain Brunot, member of Lyon’s
White Chef’s Hat association will propose
the very best of French cuisine.
Extra Conference Event
28th of october
As an extra event, MEDES'09 proposes a cruise dinner aboard the Hermes Restaurant Boat. Boarded along the Rhône river, the Hermes offers a magical discovery of Lyon from both the Rhône and Saône rivers.
For a virtual cruise, please visit: http://www.naviginter.fr/hermes-video.html.