Program > Social Events

Both welcome reception and banquet are included in registration fees.

 Welcome reception

 The welcome reception will be at the TOURS city House built in 1896 and 1904 by Victor Laloux (well-known architect born in Tours). At this venue, it will be possible to experience typical local food (cheeses) and wine degustation.

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 Banquet

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 For the banquet, an historical dinner will be organized in one of the prestigious places such as Loire Valley castles (Amboise Castle). A visit of the castle will be organized before the dinner.

At this venue, it will be possible to experience traditional French entertainment, a typical gastronomic food and local wines..

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Programs for accompanying people

There are numerous attractions in and around Tours city and Loire Valley for accompanying people. Customized half-day or full-day trips in Touraine / Loire Valley can be organized by many local incoming agencies. But it is also possible to organize the visits by yourself by using buses, train or by renting a car. 

  Not to be missed:

  • The impressive medieval and Renaissance heritage (castles, rivers, vineyards, …)
  • Local wines and gastronomy : A richness in gastronomy with several traditional restaurants cooking local high-quality products such as goat cheese, pork specialties, vegetables and fruits,
  • The Loire valley posseses some well-known wines and vineyards like Chinon, Bourgueil… for red wines and Vouvray, Montlouis for white  and sparkling wines….
  • Residences of famous artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Rabelais, Balzac, Ronsard, Calder

Furthermore, original activities for incentives and team building: cooking courses in chateaux, treetop adventure trails, oenological games, dune buggy tours in the vineyards, balloon flights for small groups, quad bikes, canoe, golf, cycling “on the Loire by Bike” itineraries...

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