Social program

During the half-day off:

The following activities * are proposed (with an anglophone guide) during the half-day off (wednesday 24):

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Visit of the city and “bubbles”cable car
More than 2050 years of history await you in the heart of the ancient city. From the Gallo-roman rampart to Notre-Dame cathedral to the old Parliament building to the gardens of the Duke of Lesdiguières and the public squares, follow our guide through the winding streets of the historic capital of the Dauphiné region. By taking the “bubbles” of the Grenoble cable car, our guide takes you up to the Bastille to admire the beautiful panorama stretching from the Vercors to the Obiou mountains and from the Belledonne range to the Mont blanc. You’ll also discover the Bastille fortifications, completed in 1840.
(70 places / 13 euros / 3 h)

Visit of the Grenoble Museum of arts and city tour
A not-to-be-missed visit on the Grenoble cultural scene and a reference on the European scale, this prestigious museum takes visitors through the history of Western painting from the 13th century to today. See masterpieces from the French, Flemish, Italian, and Spanish schools from the 16th-18th centuries (Rubens, de la Tour, Zurbaran, etc.), from the 19th century collection (Gaugin), and the 20th century collection (Chagall, Matisse, Picasso, Léger, Bonnard, and masters of Surrealism and abstract art).
(50 places / 13 euros / 3 h)

Visit of the Archeological Museum of Grenoble
The Archeological Museum of Grenoble takes visitors back in time to the origins of Christianity. Visit the cloister and the underground areas of the ancient church of the Saint Laurent parish (4th century) to discover Merovingian mausoleums and sarcophagi and tombs from the Middle Ages. The Saint Oyand crypt (6th century) remains from an ancient cross-shaped funerary church and is the highlight of the museum, with its gallery of columns and their sculpted capitals. This museum offers an original visit framed around authentic ancient vestiges and modern digital technology, such as 3D simulations.
(60 places / 6 euros / 2 h)

Visit of the Grande chartreuse Museum and the Chartreuse Cellars in Voiron
Nestled in the heart of an exceptional natural setting, the Grande Chartreuse monastery protects a community of monks who have taken a vow of silence. The museum, just 2 km away, allows visitors to discover the Carthusian monks, their vocation, the important steps of their life, and the rhythm of their daily life. To complete your discovery of the Carthusian monks, stop by the world’s largest liqueur cellars. Only two monks know the secret recipe for green and yellow Chartreuse, as well as the elixir of long life, all containing more than 130 plants. A tasting at the end of the visit will allow you to fully appreciate this fine product.
(70 places / 35 euros / 5 h)

Visit of the french revolution Museum/The Vizille chateau grounds
In housing the Estates General of the Dauphiné region in 1788, the chateau of Vizille became the theater of pre-Revolutionary events. The national museum dedicated to the event recounts the role that Grenoble and the Dauphiné played in this pivotal period. The chateau’s remarkable gardens invite visitors to enjoy a peaceful stroll.
(50 places / 20 euros / 3 h)

A summarized list is available here as a pdf file. The detailed list is available here.

The banquet will take place at the ice-skating rink in Grenoble. The gourmet dinner will be accompanied by International magic shows given by vice-world champions of illusionism.

Music festival
During the duration of the conference Grenoble hosts a music festival (Cabaret Frappé) in the down town. At this occasion many concerts (free or not) are organized in the "Jardin de ville". You will find more information at this adress:

Accompanying persons
Other activities are proposed for accompanying persons (details on this pdf link).

During the registration process it will be asked if you wish to participate to one of these activities, and which one you choose.

* all visits may be cancelled if not enough participants

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