To open the
gala, CSTST 2008 local arrangement committe invite you to a trip
to Auvers sur Oise Castle / Impressionnists Museum where the
banquet cocktail will be serve ....
Discover Daubigny, Pissarro, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Monet...
Once upon a time, on a hill overlooking the little riverside village of Auvers-sur-Oise, an elegant 17th century castle was built for an Italian banker of Marie de Médicis'Family...
Three centuries later, in the early 80/s, it had lost of its charm, only weeds and wild flowers had invaded its formal gardens, and an expert eye could distinguish the orange grove, smothered under the rubble and the hundred-year-old ground ivies...
That was when the idea of restoring this building was born : to pay homage, here, in the heart of the valley of the Oise, to the painters who have marked this region.
On the 2nd of May 1994, the Castle of Auvers, which had meanwhile, recovered all its splendour, opened its doors on the "Voyage au Temps des Impressionnistes", an astonishing walk-through show, unique in the world...
Visit of Paris - a cruise on a typical fly boat - October
28th 2008 (Extra Event)
Discover and re-discover Paris during a dinner cruise in a relaxing and convivial atmosphere. A Croisiere in Paris offers you the pleasure of a dinner during your cruise on the seine river and gives you the feeling of a typical fly-boat restaurant in Paris : try and discover all the parisian monuments during a cruise on the river Seine.
This event is a two-hour return cruise in Paris from Bir Hakeim Bridge (near the Eiffel Tower ) to Bercy. An individual live commentary performed by actors will present you the following monuments :
Ile aux cygnes
Pont de l'Alma
Pont Alexandre III Musée d'Orsay
Musée du Louvre
Pont des arts
Pont Neuf Conciergerie
Notre Dame de Paris
Ile Saint Louis
Pont Charles de Gaulle Pont de Bercy
Ministère des Finances
and more !
The finest Parisian monuments will no longer have any secrets left for you.
We combine viewing some of the finest Parisian monuments while eating a gourmet meal prepared with meticulous care by Chef Martial “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” (Best Skilled Worker in France) .
Departure and return from Cergy Pontoise included.
French wine and cheese Tasting - Discover French Wine
and cheese - October 29th 2008 (Extra Event)
What could be more fun - or easy to throw - than a French Wine and cheese Tasting party?
Great wine and cheese combinations can take you all the way around the world. Autumn time is the perfect time to get for a red wine tasting where an expert reveals the secrets of blind wine tasting.
Whether on a stroll through French Roquefort blue cheese or frolicking through France tasting a delectable and creamy Camembert, the right red wine pairing will have you singing “fromage” well before the camera snaps.
The winemakers have pretty much done all the work. All that's left is to choose some grapes, tasting techniques, and add a few complementary bites. Cheers!