Social Program

Welcome reception (Monday, 14th, from 6pm to 9pm)

Poster session reception (Tuesday, 15th, from 5h40 to to 8pm)

Excursions (To be defined asap: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

Guided tours & visits: Cooking Lessons, Fourvière’s church: a major building of Lyon heritage, Lyon by Night, Gallo-Roman District…

Drinks reception and banquet diner (Thursday, 16th, at Chateau Saint Trys, at 7h45 pm)

Gala Dinner

The Gala dinner will take place in a castle (Château Saint Trys) with magnificent view on the 16th of April. At the gates of Beaujolais, 25 minutes from Lyon, the Château de Saint Trys is a family property from the late 17th century. The first lord of Saint-Trys, Pierre Scarron (1536-1607), was a counselor and steward of the king, and provost of the merchants of Lyon. Pierre, a knight and treasurer of France, inherited the property. Jean-Baptiste Giraud, then a bourgeois of Lyon, bought the estate in 1672. His son Jean, a squire, who succeeded him, was imprisoned at the Recluses in 1794. He was released thanks to a petition from the locals who thanked him for the numerous restorations works of the castle that were entrusted to him. A testimony of this remains in the Chapel of the property where the grilles that separate the choir from the assembly have seen the fleurs-de-lis on their tops amputated of their lateral leaves. His son Georges-Marie is his heir. The Giraud family-owned Saint-Trys until 1876, when they bequeathed it to one of their great-nephews, the great-grandfather of the current owner.

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