DAY TOUR 5 : INNOVATIONS IN HORTICULTURE AND ATLANTIC SEASIDE HISTORY
Innovations in horticulture and sustainable production along the Atlantic seaside history
on Saturday August 20th 2022
7:00 am - Departure from Angers St Laud to Rocherfort by bus (3:30-h drive)
Participants will be accompanied by a bilingual tour guide during their trip.
10:00 am - VISIT OF "CRITT HORTICOLE"
The role of the regional center for innovation and transfer of horticultural technology is to support the development of companies and to facilitate innovation by offering services of study, advice, and expertise in the fields of greenhouse engineering, green roofs, and walls, but also pigments while participating in the support of the agricultural sector of the Poitou Charente region.
The tour will include:
The CRITT Horticole's plant dye laboratory (plants, extractions, production of dyes and pigments, examples of applications in textiles, cosmetics, materials): 1 hr 15
- The experimental greenhouse with, in particular, tests on the cultivation of mother plants (rootstock and grape varieties) of vines in pots and tests relating to urban agriculture/planted roofs (test beds, membrane waterproofing tests, architecture using plants): 1 h 15
12:30 pm – Picnic in the park
Delicious lunch in the park “La corderie Royale” : enjoy tasty French food over the river Charente Starter, main course, dessert, drinks, coffee & tea.
3:00 pm - VISIT OF LA ROCHELLE
Capital of the Charente Maritime, on the west coast of France, La Rochelle is famous for its lively charming city center and its majestic medieval towers that act as a gateway to the Old Port and the city, and its adventurous maritime history.
4.30 pm : VISIT OF THE AQUARIUM
Born from a family for the underwater world, the Aquarium La Rochelle, is one of the largest private aquariums in Europe, founded in 1970 by René Coutant. His children, Roselyne and Pascal, have developed their father’s dream by creating the institution with a perfect balance: its 800 000 visitors each year enable the financing of numerous scientific research projects and the accomplishment of actions to raise public awareness for the preservation of biodiversity. A journey in the heart of the ocean.
6:00 pm - Departure from La Rochelle to Angers by bus (3:30-hour drive)
8: 30 pm : Arrival in angers