The closing date for booking technical tours is May 15th 2022.
Late booking may be possible, subject to availability. Accompanying persons can also join those tours.
Booking is mandatory. Numbers are limited and will be allocated to participants on a first come – first served basis. If not enough or too many participants for a given tour, a tour can be cancelled.
POST TOUR AVIGNON
3 FULL DAYS “PROVENCE” POST-TOUR, FROM SUNDAY 21st to THURSDAY 25th AUGUST 2022
Avignon is the ideal starting point to visit Provence. This post-tour will allow you to discover exceptional cultural sites: the Palace of the Popes, Alpilles, Comtat Veinaissin. It will also allow you to discover the local equipment and laboratories in horticulture. For many years, Provence has been a famous vegetable production area and economic and research activities are centred on this.
Day 1(Sunday) : Transfert from Angers to Avignon (by train). Accomodation in hotel** in the center of Avignon
Day 2 (Monday): Postharvest and fruit and vegetables
Visit of CTIFL (Technical Center of fresh Fruits and Vegetables), Saint-Remy de Provence : the main technical platform of postharvest in France (35 storage and ripening chambers, biochemical and microbiological laboratories, fresh-cut). Visit of an industry that makes innovation in fruit treatments. Lunch with typical regional food. In the afternoon, touristic visit of the Alpilles and Les Baux de Provence (Carrière de lumières, a unique experience to be transported into the heart of art). Back to Avignon and free evening.
Day 3 (Tuesday): Transformation of fruit and vegetables
Visit of SONITO trials (interprofessional tomato industry) and agro-energy greenhouse (Piolenc). Before lunch, wine tasting at the Domaine Grand Père Jules (Xaviera Violes) and lunch in front of « Les dentelles de Montmirail », a remarkable landscape made of a limestone massif with peaks and needles which are reminiscent of lace. In the afternoon, visit at the INRAe (Avignon) to jam cooking and visit of transformation pilot. In the evening, private visit of the Palace of Popes with an English guide and dinner in the famous place of Palace of Popes.
Day 4 (Wednesday): Instrumental and Technical platforms
Visit of the old University of Avignon, the new laboratories and the metabolomic platform. Lunch at INRAe and visit of microscopy platform and green-houses. Visit of CTCPA (Technical center of food processing). At the end of afternoon, touristic visit of Le Luberon and dinner (Fontaine de Vaucluse, Isles-sur-la-sorgues).
Day 5 (Thursday): Departure (can be arranged with the travel agency).
Prices : Full price: 950 € / person (single), or 800 € / person (double)
- Transport from Angers to Avignon (Sunday),
- 4 nights in hotel in the center of Avignon, local transportation by bus,
- 4 lunches,
- Dinner on Tuesday,
- Entrance to museums
- Guided tours
Travel back (to Paris or Angers) not included.
Please note : Booking is mandatory. Numbers are limited and will be allocated to participants on a first come – first served basis. If not enough participants for this given tour, the post tour may be cancelled.
Post tour OCCITANIA
Programme developed jointly by JL. Regnard and R. Kahane for CIRAD, INRAE and Institut Agro Montpellier. Include a CTIFL correspondent in the organising committee of this post-congress tour.
The objective of this post-congress tour is to introduce 20-25 IHC2022 participants to the cutting-edge research and experimentation activities applied to the horticulture sector in Occitania, grouped under the umbrella of Agropolis International. This tour focuses on Eastern Occitania.
- Travel from Angers to Montpellier (direct TGV train) on Sunday 21 August 2022
- Three-day programme centred on Montpellier (accommodation base): Monday 22 August to Wednesday 24 August 2022
- End of the programme on Thursday 25 August 2022, i.e. 4 nights in a hotel in Montpellier down town. Return or extension at the expense of the participants, possibly via the agency in charge of the tour
Monday 22 August - Montpellier :
o Departure from the hotel at 8.30 am by bus to Agropolis campus
o Visits to the CIRAD Lavalette campus of the state-of-the-art technological platforms. Advanced greenhouses (AGAP-Institute), histo-cytology (PHIV), technology hall (QualiSud)
o Welcome and lunch at Agropolis International: catering buffet for 30 people, room reserved.
o Return by bus (2 pm) to the city centre (rest of the day on foot)
o Guided walking tour of old Montpellier, botanical garden/university of medicine (3h)
o Free evening
Tuesday 23 August - Sète :
o Departure from the hotel at 8.30 am. Precision viticulture (INRAE and Institut Agro-Montpellier SupAgro): Mas numérique in Villeneuve les Maguelone, and ampelographic collection in the Domaine de Vassal
o Lunch by the lakes (Marseillan)
o Visit of the city of Sète, marine cemetery, Paul Valéry museum, traditional fishing port
o Evening wine tasting and dinner in Pic St Loup. Return to the hotel (22h30)
Wednesday 24 August - Nîmes :
o Departure from the hotel at 8:30 am. Fruit and vegetable agroecology: visit to the CTIFL in Balandran
o Lunch in the Camargue countryside or in the centre of Nîmes
o Visit of the Roman Museum, the Arena, the Maison Carrée
o Return to the hotel (7 pm) in Montpellier and free evening
Thursday 25 August - Montpellier :
o Breakfast and check out of the hotel room. End of the services
The budget includes:
- Entrance fees,
- Catering (except free evenings),
- 3 local guides.
It should not exceed 950 € per person for individuals, 800 € for couples.
The return journey is to be discussed with each participant (French or foreign). Cancellation insurance optional