Paris 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:

  • Opéra Garnier and Bibliothèque-Musée de l’Opéra
  • Comédie-Française and Bibliothèque-Musée de la Comédie-Française
  • Théâtre national de la danse Chaillot
  • Bibliothèque historique de la Ville de Paris (BHVP)
  • Conservatoire national supérieur des Arts dramatiques (CNSAD)
  • Bibiothèque national de France, Richelieu site

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

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

12h30-14h30 : 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!


Picnic in the Palais-Royal Gardens

18h00-19h30 : Enjoy the end of a beautiful day in the company of your colleagues with a picnic in the Palais-Royal Gardens

An evening at the Theatre (Odéon – optional)

20:00-22:45 : L’Avare [The Miser] by Molière, show in French with English subtitles at the Odéon Théâtre. Price: € 30, front row seat.

Thursday 7 June

17:45-18:30 : Free visit of the exhibition Chaillot, une mémoire de la danse (Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Saturday 9 June (optional)

The Queen’s Theatre 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 excursion. Price : € 40
The price will include transport, admission ticket and guided tour.

08h50-09h50  Meeting in front of the Saint Michel fountain
Place Saint-André des Arts, 75006 Paris
Transport by RER C, departure from Paris, station Saint Michel Notre Dame
10h00-10h30 30 minutes walk to Petit Trianon
10h30-12h00 Guided tours of the Queen’s Theatre with change of scenery
(12h30-17h00) . Free time for lunch
. Free visit of the Trianon Palaces and Marie Antoinette’s Estate
. Free visit of the Fountains shows and musical gardens 
 (17h30-18h50) Meeting at the Neptune fountain for a walk back to the RER Station Versailles, departure withRER 18h10 – arrival at Paris, station Saint Michel Notre Dame

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

Serie de pupi siciliens construits par la 5e promotion de l’ESNAM pour l’atelier La chanson de Roland, dirige par Mimmo Cuticchio, 2000. Collection patrimoniale de l’Institut International de la Marionnette, Charleville-Mezieres. Credit : Institut International de la Marionnette / Photo Christophe Loiseau

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


09h00-11h40  Train Paris, Gare de l’Est – Charleville-Mézières
11h45-17h45  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
18h08-20h01  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).