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Gala Dinner


Where is the Gala Dinner ?

  • The Gala Dinner on Thursday 13 July is held at Le Manoir du Prince. See the map here.

How do I get there ?

14 July is day off for most French people and because of that there will be a lot of traffic. Therefore to make the transportation simpler and faster, it is organized as follows:

  • Gala Dinner guests shall take the metro to get to the Basso Cambo station.
    From the Congress Center take the B line bounding for Ramonville, change at Jean-Jaures for the A line, and take the Basso Cambo direction until the last stop. The travel takes 23 minutes from the Congress Center.

  • Starting from 19:30 and until 21:00, green private buses leave from the Basso Cambo metro station and bring the attendees to Le Manoir du Prince.

How do I get back in town ?

  • After the Gala Dinner, from 22:00 until 00:00 the buses will bring back the guests to the Congress Center at Compans Caffarelli.

Can I go there with my own car ?

Sure you may, but the parking there might be complex. Parking space is reserved for the buses.

What should I wear?

It will be informal. Avoid fancy suits and dresses and most important, avoid high-heeled shoes.

What can we expect?

Prestigious buffet food and beverages are served in a garden party atmosphere. Two live music stages will alternate with swing, jazz and popular French songs. 14th of July is the French national day, known as Bastille Day, official day of the French revolution. Traditionally popular parties with music, dances are organized at this occasion in all cities and towns. These parties are usually organized by firemen brigades and known as “bal des pompiers”. The IFAC 2017 gala dinner aims at recreating this informal, popular atmosphere. There is no dress code, but attendees are invited to be aware that it takes place simultaneously in the Manoir du Prince buildings, under tents, and in open air. Depending on the weather it might be advisable to bring a sweater. It is preferable to consider comfortable shoes.