Paris 2018

Being Successful Together

Participate, share, cooperate in safeguarding performing arts heritage

5 - 8 June 2018
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Centre national du costume de scène, Moulins

Social events

Tuesday 5 June

18:30-22:00 : Opening cocktail dinner party on the jonque La Dame de Canton, located near the library site François Mitterand. The evening is included in your conference registration.

Wednesday 6 June

Guided tours
09:30-12:30 : A morning of visiting performing arts institutions. You can choose one of the following tours:

  • Comédie-Française
  • Opéra Garnier
  • Set design studio of the Odéon Théâtre
  • Opéra Bastille
  • Opéra-Comique

Each visit includes the discovery of the Rotonde, permanent exhibition space of the Performing Arts department.

The tours are followed by a lunch in the garden of the Palais Royal, both are included in your conference registration.

A reception in the Salon d’honneur (BnF – Richelieu site)

17h30-19h00 : Reception given by the Bibliothèque nationale de France in the Salon d’honneur of the Richelieu site in the company of the heart of Voltaire!


An evening at the Theatre (Odéon – optional)

20:00-23:00 : L’Avare [The Miser] by Molière, show in French with English subtitles at the Odéon Théâtre. Price: € 30, front row seat.

Thursday 7 June

18:15-19:00 : Free visit of the exhibition Chaillot, une mémoire de la danse (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Saturday 9 June (optional)

Performance venues at the Versailles Palace

‘Versailles is a mirage, a sumptuous and theatrical entertainment. It is also a manifestation of glory and power imposed to a great extent by art, luxury, and magnificence.’

Valérie Bajou, Versailles, 2012.

This is an optional half day excursion. Price : € 40
The price will include transport, admission ticket and guided tours.

09h00-09h50  Transport by RER C, departure from Paris, station Saint Michel Notre Dame
 TBC Guided tours of the Royal Opera House and the Queen’s Theatre with change of scenery
 TBC End of the guided tours

Take care! This tour implies a considerable walking time while visiting the national domain of Versailles.

At the conclusion of the guided tours, entrance to the Palace of Versailles allows you to walk in the park to enjoy the show of fountains shows and musical gardens.

Puppetry Art in Charleville-Mézières
This is an optional full day excursion. Price: € 80
The price will include transport, lunch, snack and guided tours


09h30-11h40  Train Paris, Gare de l’Est – Charleville-Mézières
  Visits of the Institut international de la marionnette, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette and rooms of the Musée de l’Ardenne dedicated to collections of puppets
18h10-20h00  Train Charleville-Mézières – Paris, Gare de l’Est




Accompanying persons programme

Subject to availability, the social and cultural programme of the Conference is opened to accompanying persons upon registration and against payment of € 200.

It includes the opening cocktail dinner reception (5 June), reception at the Salon d’honneur (6 June), an evening at the theatre (6 June) and the the day trip to Moulins (8 June).