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EPE 2003 Toulouse

As there is only a small number of persons registered for Social Program, all the visits are Cancelled, except a guided tour in Toulouse :

Tuesday, september 2nd, 2003, 15h00 - 17h30
Guided tour on foot in the heart of Toulouse : The Town Hall called the
Capitole, The Saint Sernin Basilica, and the Jacobins Church.
Departure and return : Congress Center Pierre Baudis
Cost : 10 €
Payment : cheque or cash at the tourism desk
Registration : Tuesday before 14h00

Tuesday, september 2nd, 2003, 14h30 – 17h

Guided tour on foot in the heart of Toulouse
The Town Hall called the Capitole, one of the most beautiful civil buildings of France.
Crossing the Capitole’square, access to the St-Sernin Basilica, one of the main stage on the way to Santiago de Compostella.
The Jacobins Church, mother-house of the Dominican religious order
Bernuy Mansion, the Woad golden age best witness.

Cost : 12 € per person, bus transfer included.

CANCELLED

Discovery cruise
Boarding on a riverboat at Daurade embankment. « The Capitole » goes up the Garonne and crosses St Michel lock. Then it navigates alongside Grand Ramier isle, filled with migrating birds, comes back and goes alongside Tounis and Daurade embankments, passing under the old bridges, until the EDF Bazacle barrage : discovery of the historic monuments of Toulouse. When the Garonne river is unavigable, « the Capitole » is situated at Port St Sauveur, for a cruise on the Canal du Midi.

Cost : 12 € per person, bus transfer included.

CANCELLED


Wednesday, september 3rd, 2003, 9h – 18h

Day Tour : SAINT-BERTRAND-DE-COMMINGES
At one hour and half from Toulouse, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges bathed in 2000 years of history from Roman times to the present day, is one of the richest sites in France in both archeological and historical terms.

Visit of the first Roman site : the temple, the baths, the market, the theatre, the paleo-christian basilica – Saint-Just de Valcabrère basilica

After lunch in the medieval city, discovery of Sainte-Marie cathedral and cloister : a stopping point on the Way of St James recognised by UNESCO.

Cost : 64 € per person, bus, tour guide, lunch included.

CANCELLED

Day tour : ALBI GAILLAC
Departure to Albi, being only at onehour's distance from Toulouse

Visit of Toulouse-Lautrec gallery : located in the former palace of the bishops, it houses the most important collection of this painter who was born in Albi in 1864.

After lunch in the city center, visit of Sainte-Cécile Cathedral – the most impressive religious monument of south west France : a real brick fortress outside, but a gothic jewel inside.

On return, stage to Abbaye Saint-Michel in Gaillac, one of the most famous vineyards in France, with a winetasting session

Cost : 64 € per person, bus, tour guide, lunch included.

CANCELLED


Thursday, september 4th, 2003, 9h – 16h

Day tour : CARCASSONNE
At one hour from Toulouse : visit of the largest european fortress :
Walk in the lists boarding the walls and the narrow streets sheltered from the rampart, visit of the jewel of the Cité : the Basilica of St Nazaire.

The guide will talk about the so much debated restaurations which took place in the 19th century, but also about Lady Carcas legend which gave its name to the city.

Cost : 64 € per person, bus, tour guide, lunch included.

CANCELLED

These visits will be cancelled under 30 participants. In case of cancellation, refund of the payment.
Deadline for registration : june 30th, 2003

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