In the social program : The gala diner and, one surprise, a guided tour of Montpellier free for all the congress participants !
Guided tour of Montpellier on Monday
A guide tour of Montpellier was offered to all the congress participants under pre-registration. A pre-registration link was sent as soon as the EFITA registration was validated. The visit took place on Monday (July, 3rd).
Place de la Comédie, Place de la Canourgue, Place du Peyrou… from square to square, we guided you through the maze of medieval alleyways as you explore Montpellier through the ages. Montpellier hides many secrets and to discover them our guides could open doors which only the Tourist Office has the keys of: A courtyard of a 17th or 18th century mansion house and entrance to Arc de Triumph!
Gala Dinner: In the heart of a vineyard .. on Tuesday night
The gala dinner took place in the “Domaine du Haut-Lirou” on Tuesday night (July, 4th). Since 1848, in this wine estate, generations have followed with the same amount of passion. Today, the 5th generation is head of the 95 hectares of wine producing vines. The estate is situated in the heart of the AOC Languedoc PIC SAINT LOUP in the town of Saint Jean de Cuculles. The gala dinner began with a visit of the wine room and aging cellar as well as our winemaking facilities. After this visit a tasting of traditional Domaine Haut-Lirou wines was organized: Red, White and Rosé, and then our Mas des Costes and L’Esprit du Haut-Lirou wines. The evening continued in the square with dinner with the song of cicadas and dishes honoring the French gastronomy! A music group accompanied this dinner.