The following activities have been organized for all registered participants (and accompanying persons) and are free of charge:

Fort Boyard cruise and around the island of Aix (Wednesday September 4 in the afternoon)

This is a boat trip (duration: 1 hour) around the island of Aix, a crescent-shaped, 129 ha island. It is a lovely, quiet island with creeks, cliffs, beaches and woods. The Fort Boyard was thought up by Louis XIV and built under the reign of Napoleon. It protected with its cannons the estuary to the Charent River and the naval constructions yards in Rochefort.

We will depart from the center by bicycle (or on foot) in order to reach Boyardville harbor.

Eglade (Wednesday September 4 in the evening)

An “Eglade de moules” is a typical mussel “barbecue” from the Charente Maritime region in France originary from Oléron Island.



Paëlla and dancing (DJ music) (Thursday September 5 in the evening)


Free Morning activities (Friday September 6 in the morning)

Proposed (free) activities:

  • Swimming-pool
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Volley-ball
  • Pétanque

Other, fee-based activities:

  • Catamaran: duration: 1h30; price : 20€/person, max: 15 persons/group
  • Archery: duration: 1h; price: 15€/person; max: 10 persons/group
  • Horse riding: duration: 1h; price: 17€/person; max: 5 persons/group

Optional Excursions (Saturday September 7 in the morning)

On Saturday September 7 three optional excursions (not included in the registration fee) will be organized in the morning, starting from the conference site:

  • Guided tour of the oyster-farming with oyster tasting
  • Guided walk in the “forêt des somonards”
  • Guided walk in the sand dune

All excursion have an approximate duration of 1 h 30 min, and the price is10 €/person (to be paid onsite).

Tours have a limited capacity and will only be scheduled if there are a minimum number of interested participants.

For those willing to participate in the trip (or wanting to relax during the morning) we have also organized a bus shuttle around 2 pm.

Please, indicate your preference in the attached form and email it to



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