Compiègne is royal and imperial city, theater of major events in the history of France. Its famous Napoleon Palace, its Town Hall, its churches and museums illustrate thousand years of existence.
Museum-Wagon in the forest of Compiègne where Armistice (peace agreement) was signed on 11 November 1918 – optional visit
Time and location: 10am, in front of the City Hall (Hôtel de Ville)
Armistice Day – 100th anniversary of the peace agreement to end the World War I, signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany in Compiègne, France, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning — the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. It’ll be a great opportunity to visit Armistice Museum and Memorial to celebrate 100th anniversary of the First World War end.
Royal castle in Compiègne (web) – optional visit
Time and location: 4pm, in front of the City Hall (Hôtel de Ville)
City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) in Compiegne – welcome reception
Time and location: 6pm, Reception City Hall (Hôtel de Ville)
General assembly ABMEC – UT Compiègne
IUF – Ministry of Higher Education in Paris – plenary lectures
Time and location: 1pm, 25 Rue de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève, Paris
The third day will be in Paris, a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its heritage is truly exceptional, combining both historical and modern treasures: Eiffel Tower, Louvre museum, the Sacré-Coeur basilica, Champs-Élysées Avenue…
Guided tour in Paris: Nôtre Dame, Ile St. Louis…
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Bateaux-Mouches, Port de la Conférence, Paris – banquet
Time and location: 8pm, Bateaux-Mouches, Port de la Conférence, Paris
As a fine way to end the conference, the cruise with a banquet on the Seine with Bateaux Mouches is programmed to explore Paris from its best avenue and enjoying French cuisine.
Tickets for the banquet on the Seine will be distributed to participants during the plenary lectures at IUF – Institut Universitaire de France. After the lectures, a walk to the starting point of the river cruise Bateaux Mouches will be organized. The walk of approximately 2h will pass near famous monuments such as the Pantheon, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Louvre Museum.