Accompanying persons

Accompanying persons are invited to join congress participants for the welcome reception on 4th June, the congress dinner on 6th June and the field day on 7th June. The accompanying person's fee of 250 € also includes bus transfer back to Deauville or to Paris centre / Paris Roissy CDG airport on 7th June. 

Accompanying persons programme

Three additional visits are proposed to accompanying persons over the two congress days,
Tuesday 5th June and Wednesday 6th June 2018. The language will be English.

More details in English / in French

The historical monuments of CAEN - Tuesday 5th June 2018

William the Conqueror, duke of Normandy, decided in the middle of the 11th century to build his ducal castle on a hill in the Norman countryside, and thus created the origin of the town Caen. This medieval stronghold allowed him on the one hand to reign over the whole of Normandy, on the other hand to conquer England of which he became King in 1066. He used Anglo-Saxon financial funds to build the two great Benedictine abbeys in only a few years which are in very good state of conservation today: The Abbaye-aux-Hommes (Men’s Abbey) and the Abbaye-aux-Dames (Women’s Abbey). The guided visit of these monuments and the surrounding districts will let you understand at best the history and art of this era of the Middle Ages.

The CAEN memorial - Tuesday 5th or Wednesday 6th June 2018

Conceived in commemoration of the Battle of Normandy and inaugurated in 1988, the Caen memorial museum primarily aims to be an international culture center dedicated to the history of the 20th century, and to peace. The visitor is invited to go on a journey through the collective memory from 1918 to this day. It is a tour that everybody has to do at their own pace to bring to mind one century of world history. It calls on each of us to reflect upon the close link between the respect of human rights and the protection of peace.

Honfleur, cradle of impressionism - Wednesday 6th June 2018

Located at the Seine's estuary that is spanned by the majestic Normandy bridge 'Pont de Normandie', the town Honfleur emanates the spirit of sweet idleness. You have to feel the joy of strolling along the harbour 'Vieux Bassin' and around the bell tower of Sainte-Catherine, through the old and charming little streets with their half-timbered houses. The harbor is both a fishing harbor and marina. Numerous distinguished art galleries can be found here. After your walk you will understand why this town and its surroundings have inspired so many artists.

But it is preferable to visit the Museum Malraux in the city of Havre first to admire the works of the same painters and to discover what inspired them on canvas. You will only feel the beauty of Honfleur so much better then.