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Lunches are not included in registration fees. But a wide range of offers is available close to the Congress Center.

Lunches are not included in registration fees. But a wide range of offers is available close to the Congress Center.

Lunch at Marché Victor Hugo Village

Market places have an important part in the French art de vivre. Buying fresh meat, fish, fruits and vegetables at dedicated stands providing local tasteful products is the first step for excellent French cuisine. In Toulouse there are several such markets, open every morning (except on Mondays). The largest one is Marché Victor Hugo in the city center, close to the Capitole Square. It is even considered as one of the largest in France.

For the first time ever, specially for the IFAC World Congress, the Marché Victor Hugo has accepted to leave its usual quarters, and bring their excellent products, cooked and well prepared, to the delegates. This Marché Victor Hugo Village will take place next to the Congress venue, in the Compans Caffarelli Park. Attendees will be able to purchase products prepared with the help of the market bakeries, the poulterers, the fish merchants, the pork butchers, the beef butchers, the wine merchants, the cheese makers and the vegetable and fruit dealers. You will have fresh French bread, cakes and pastries; roasted chicken, duck and foie gras; oysters, shrimps and raw tuna salads; ham, saussisson and chorizo; local beer, wine and fresh fruit juices; the famous grilled Toulouse sausage and other grilled pieces of meat; fruits and vegetable; plates with Comté, Rocamadour, Roquefort and Cantal cheese.

The delegates have the opportunity to purchase these products and enjoy their meal in the Compans Caffarelli Park. Pease be so kind not to leave waist and garbage in the Park.

Lunch at Arsenal University Campus

3 April 2017 update: this offer is sold-out.

This self-service restaurant of the neighboring Toulouse Capitole University is located at less than ten minutes walking distance from the Congress center. The walkway to the Restaurant is displayed on the Congress venue map. Usually closed during the summer break, it opens for the IFAC World Congress attendees with a special lunch offer. Tickets can be purchased via the registration site. For logistics reasons, and because the number of lunches is limited, the offer is as follows:

Lunches for the 5 days of the World Congress at the price of 40€

Lunches are for Monday 10, Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14. No refund will be possible in case of unused tickets.

Lunch at Mercure Compans Hotel

The neighboring Mercure Compans Hotel, in which part of the congress sessions take place, has a pleasant restaurant. The delegates are suggested to book tables there to enjoy confortable lunches in air-conditioned conditions.

Other lunch opportunities close to the Congress

There are many restaurants nearby the Congress venue ranging from the Michelin Stared restaurant Michel Saran to common fast-food places. See details about these restaurants on the site.

Sandwiches at the Congress Center

All lunch options mentioned above are outside the security check zone. It unfortunately implies going though the security procedure again when coming back to attend the Congress. In order to facilitate rapid snacks at the Congress venue, we have asked the Congress Center staff to provide sandwiches. These will be sold at the “Bar Armagnac” on level 0.5.

Other Restaurants in Toulouse

An indicative list of restaurants (for lunch and dinner) recommended by IFAC2017 organizers will be posted here.