Social Events

Sunday, June 19 – Welcome Reception & Registration

The Welcome Reception will be held at Le Musée National de la Marine from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The Museum is located Place Monsenergue, on the right side of the Toulon Harbour. Tucked away behind the monumental door built in 1738, the “Musée National de la Marine” offers a fitting tribute to Mediterranean maritime traditions through an exceptional collection of model vessels and galleys.

Monday, June 20   (for students and young researchers)

A special event Pizzas on the beach at Le Mourillon” is organized for students and young researchers (up to 3 years after PhD).
Departure from Palais Neptune (congress venue) by bus at 7:00 pm.
Food and transportation offered by the 18th ICMCF committee.

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Wednesday, June 22   (included in registration fees)

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1 – Visit of Bandol wineries and medieval village of Le Castellet

98 places available – First come, first served.
Bus departure: 1 pm, return at 6:30 pm Congress Building venue

Medieval village of Le Castellet (1H30, free visit)
castellet 1   castellet 2   castellet 3

Domaine Souviou’s vineyards (1H30) (Click here)
Visit of the domain in English and wine tasting
Domaine Souviou is a beautiful 15th century chateau surrounded by 75 hectares of vineyard and thousand year-old olive trees millennia on terraces.

Souviou 1   Souviou 2   Souviou 3

2 – Visit of Porquerolles Island (Click here)

110 places available – First come, first served.
Boat departure: 1 pm, return 6 pm at Toulon harbour, 3h on-the-spot.

Porquerolles 1

Free activities: beaches, walking trails.
Activities fees not included:

  • Cycling trails (~12 €). A member of the organizing committee will accompany you if you wish.
  • Water sports (~20 €)
  • Wineries visit (~10 €)

Porquerolles 2   Porquerolles 3   Porquerolles 4

3 – Kayaking and paddling along the coast

20 places available – First come, first served.
Bus departure: 1 pm, return at 6 pm Congress Building venue
Supervised sea kayaking and paddling.

Kayak 1    Kayak 2

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