The Congress is held at Les Jardins de Sainte-Maxime, a 3-star hotel in an idyllic natural environment on the edge of the Gulf of Saint Tropez, a 5 minutes’ walk away from a fine sand beach through the adjacent botanical garden, and just a few more minutes from Sainte-Maxime.
Conferences and accommodations are in the main building of the hotel which is built in the shape of an amphitheatre around the swimming pool and a subtropical landscaped garden.
The poster sessions and evening receptions take place in the hotel’s Villa Rose, an authentic Provençal country house converted into a reception centre with meeting rooms opening onto the gardens and the terraces.
The small town of Sainte-Maxime is a family-minded touristic destination in the bay of Saint-Tropez and offers a typical mediterranean climate with about 300 sunny days per year and mild winters with temperature between 12 and 19 Celsius degrees. Sainte-Maxime is typical Provence, with houses covered with old tiles, a typical market and its local products, winding shopping streets and a tree-shaded “Promenade”.
You might plan to extend your stay for some vacation on the Côte d’Azur and explore the scenic coast, enjoy some lazy days on the beach, or attend the famous film festival in Cannes which takes place this year from 11th to 22nd Mai.
Sainte-Maxime is easily reached by train to Fréjus/St. Raphaël (TGV), airplane to Nice or by car via highway A/E80 which links Marseille to Cannes and Nice (take departmental road D25 at Le Muy)
Transport by bus will be organised to fetch participants from Nice airport or St- Raphaël train station. This service (costs about 30 € one way) is not included in the registration fees. We will organize two shuttles for each arrival : 11 a.m and 3 p.m. For the departure, there will be two shuttles : 12 a.m and 2 p.m. Please indicate to the secretariat the shuttles chosen.
The conference site “Les Jardins de Sainte-Maxime” offers modern rooms of typical southern simplicity without sacrificing any of the comfort of a three-star hotel. Most of the rooms have a balcony and a view on the terraces and garden. They are all air-conditionedand have a television, telephone, WLAN and radio, along with a hairdryer in the bathroom.
You can choose between two types of accommodation:
- Single occupancy (with double bed)
- Double occupancy (with double bed or twin beds). Please indicate the name of the person you want to share the room with on the registration form. Otherwise we will select a second person of the same sex.
Breakfast will be served as a buffet with a choice of pastries, bread, cereals, fruit, cheese and sausage. Three-course menus will be served in the restaurant of the hotel for lunch and dinner.
Please indicate any special requirement for your meals on the registration form.