SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE :
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Wednesday, November 16
Whether you arrive by plane or High Speed Train (TGV), take the shuttle to the Avignon Railway Central Station (gare Avignon centre). Very close to the city center.
Wednesday, from 2 to 6pm : go to the Tourist Information Office, in the city center, (41 rue Jean Jaurès - Location 2 on the enclosed map). The Tourist Information Office will be open from 2 pm to 6 PM with a part devoted to ECWS 2016. You will be welcomed and registered, You'll be given a "congress bag" containing all necessary documents to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
In case you arrive after 5:30pm, you can register the day after from 9:00 am at the Saint Louis Cloister.
From 6 pm, you can go to Saint Louis Cloister, very close, where the exhibition takes place (Location 1 on the map).
6:30 pm: opening of the exhibition, with the participation of the Vignerons de Laudun-Chusclan
10 am : Participation, in the cloister, to a common work with the subject "Virgen with Child", the famous Botticelli's picture, that could be seen in the Avignon's museum.
2:00 pm : launch of the new range of watercolour paper "Heritage", by our partner Canson, in the Cloister.
5:00 pm the mayor will receive the ECWS society presidents and their liaison officers, together with the members of the SFA board of directors.(Location 5 on the map)
In the evening : participation to the "Millévin" fair : with the official launch of the new Côte du Rhône, "Place de la Mairie".
Day out in Roussillon
Don't forget to bring clothes and shoes that you don't mind staining !
Departure at 9:00am at Esplanade St Bénézet (location 3 on the map).
Visit of the ochre conservatory "OKHRA". Make your own watercolor workshop
Picnic in OKHRA's facilities
2:00pm:Painting or Promenade on the ochre trail, or in the village in Roussillon.
5:00pm:Return to Avignon.
Painting Day in the streets and in various historic buildings of Avignon, with the participation of Sketchcrawlers
11am: Meeting of presidents and ECWS liaison officers in the Cloitre St Louis
From 5pm, exhibition of the various outdoor paintings done during the day. At the cloister.
8:00pm: Gala dinner at the restaurant "Le PETIT LOUVRE" in Avignon historical center (Location 4 on the map)
Sunday, November 20 :
End of symposium. Departure
An audio guided tour of Avignon can be made at your convenience from Thursday 17th . Tickets are in your bag. Entrance is at the "Palais des Papes". Times of opening : 9.30 to 5:45 pm, last admission 4:45 pm.