Important dates, fees and prices


Important dates

  • Registration opens on February 15th, 2021
  • Deadline for registration : October 10th, 2021
  • Deadline for abstract submission: September 24th, 2021


Conference fee
The conference fee amounts to 390 Euros for participants and to 160 Euros for accompanying persons.
It covers:
  • the conference banquet
  • Excursion tour (probably to Chateau de Chenonceau and to Clos Lucé - the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci -)
  • a guided tour of the Blois Chateau itself
  • a copy of the conference proceedings (for participants)

Payment can be made online, by bank transfer or on site. please see this page for details.

Meals
In order to enhance the interaction and exchange between participants, all participants are requested to have lunch and dinner together. The conference has arranged with a caterer to serve lunch and dinner in the Château Royal de Blois.

For participants, the package cost for 5 days will be 350 euros and should be paid to the caterer upon arrival at the conference site; since this is a specially negotiated "package deal" for the conference, it cannot be reduced for partial attendance

For accompanying persons, there are two possibilities only (in either case, payment should be made to the caterer upon arrival at the conference site):
  • either: lunch and dinner at the castle, with the participants - the package cost for 5 days will be 350 euros
  • or: just dinner at the castle - after some negotiation, the caterer has agreed that accompanying persons (only) need not return to the castle for lunch; in this case the package cost for 4 dinners will be 150 euros (note that the conference banquet is covered by the registration fee).

Payment can be made either by cash in euros or by personal cheque in euros drawn on a French Bank only to the order of Chambord Prestige. Please note that no credit card is accepted

Transportation
Paris -> Blois
By train:
  • 09:12 Paris-Montparnasse     10:09 Saint-Pierre des Corps
    change train
    11:07 Saint-Pierre des Corps     11:30 Blois Chambord
  • 12:35 Paris-Montparnasse     13:39 Saint-Pierre des Corps
    change train
    14:07 Saint-Pierre des Corps     14:41 Blois Chambord
  • 13:21 Paris-Austerlitz     14:34 Orléans
    change train
    14:42 Orléans     15:21 Blois Chambord
  • 14:01 Paris-Montparnasse     14:58 Saint-Pierre des Corps
    change train
    15:10 Saint-Pierre des Corps     15:41 Blois Chambord
  • 15:23 Paris-Austerlitz     16:34 Orléans
    change train
    16:42 Orléans     17:18 Blois Chambord
  • 17:29 Paris-Austerlitz     19:01 Blois Chambord
  • 17:35 Paris-Montparnasse     18:39 Saint-Pierre des Corps
    change train
    19:05 Saint-Pierre des Corps     19:37 Blois Chambord
  • 18:25 Paris-Austerlitz     19:36 Orléans
    change train
    19:46 Orléans     20:20 Blois Chambord
  • 19:25 Paris-Austerlitz     20:39 Orléans
    change train
    20:48 Orléans     21:26 Blois Chambord
  • 20:41 Paris-Montparnasse     21:45 Saint-Pierre des Corps
    change train
    22:06 Saint-Pierre des Corps     22:29 Blois Chambord
All these trains are available for reservation on the SNCF website. Make your reservations as soon as possible!

Blois -> Paris
By bus
The conference will organise a bus transportation:
  • 14:00 Blois     16:30 Paris (Place Denfert-Rochereau)

By train:
  • 13:32 Blois Chambord     14:15 Saint-Pierre des Corps
    change train
    15:02 Saint-Pierre des Corps     16:04 Paris-Montparnasse
  • 15:23 Blois Chambord     15:55 Saint-Pierre des Corps
    change train
    16:20 Saint-Pierre des Corps     17:35 Paris-Montparnasse
  • 16:03 Blois Chambord     17:41 Paris-Austerlitz
  • 16:20 Blois Chambord     16:50 Saint-Pierre des Corps
    change train
    17:20 Saint-Pierre des Corps     18:30 Paris-Montparnasse
  • 16:41 Blois Chambord     17:20 Orléans
    change train
    17:28 Orléans     18:48 Paris-Austerlitz
  • 17:32 Blois Chambord     17:54 Saint-Pierre des Corps
    change train
    18:20 Saint-Pierre des Corps     19:31 Paris-Montparnasse
  • 18:00 Blois Chambord     19:36 Paris-Austerlitz