Bordeaux, capital of the astonishing South West of
France is not only a world wide city of wine but also a
real European Pole of high technologies and
international exchanges. Bordeaux and its surrounding
cities with a population of over 700 000 inhabitants has
always been at the forefront of progress and modernism
in fields as varied as aeronautics, electronics, ITC,
material and of course the wine and food industry.
Bordeaux with its 7 500 researchers has developed
outstanding skills in sciences and technologies.
From immemorial time, Bordeaux, Gallo-Roman harbour of
Burdigala, is renowned for its wine production and wine
merchants which designed the City's outstanding
architecture and character. The human knowledge and
skills associated with the 4 000 chateaux contributes to
the wealth, quality and diversity of the Bordeaux wines
(Medoc, St Emilion, Pomerol, Entre-Deux-Mers, Graves and
This history has inevitably shaped the Old Bordeaux
where can be found one of the largest examples of
XVIIIth and XIXth century architecture.
The best way to appreciate Bordeaux is to stroll/explore
it on foot through the cobbled streets. Take the time to
wander and discover the narrow alleys and courtyards.
Having spent the whole day discovering the richness of
Bordeaux, one aspect of Bordeaux still needs to be
explored: its glorious wine and exquisite cuisine full
of finesse. To give an exhaustive list of the region's
specialties is an inhuman task. So why not start
investigating the numerous excellent restaurants,
brasseries, bistrots which are spread around in the old
part as well as the modern part of the city and enjoy
their specialties and wines.
Summer is just round the corner, why not extend your
stay and discover the Aquitaine region. The nearby 250
km Atlantic Coastlines with its endless beaches of white
sand, the Bassin d'Arcachon and its Pyla Dune (the
highest in Europe), Gascony, the Pyrenees mountains, the
Basque country and the Landes forest, the largest pine
forest in Europe.
More information about Bordeaux:
Welcome to IPPW5 Conference
Venue & Local Information
The IPPW5 conference will
be held at the AREPA Conference Center, located in the
centre of Bordeaux city, a great area for restaurants,
shopping, live entertainment, cinemas, museums,
monuments and old buildings. Walking is recommended to
visit this area of a few hundreds of meters, also well
served by public transport (1 week-ticket for ~10 euros).
Click on following links to get some more details
about the conference center (French language only).
Some photos of the conference and
Conference Center address and map
Download leaflet (pdf 219 k)
The welcome desk will be opened every day during normal
The registration desk will be opened at 7.30 AM on
Monday 25 June.
any information, please do not hesitate to contact the
Conference Secretariat :
IPPW5 Conference Secretariat -- ADERA Service
F-33608 Pessac Cedex
+33 5 56 15 11 60
board will be available near the welcome desk.
Delegates are required to wear their badges at anytime
throughout the conference and social events.
the official language of the conference.
Refreshments will be served during the break in the
morning and in the afternoon.
Lunches are included in the delegates' fee.
If you have any specific diet requirements, please
contact the Conference Secretariat :
prior to the event or during the Conference Secretariat
opening hours. You should allow enough time to make the
A WIFI connection will be available throughout the
conference opening hour.
June is generally warm and sunny in Bordeaux, expect
temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 deg Celsius. A light
overcoat and umbrella might be suggested.
Security, Health and Safety
For security and regulatory reasons, each delegate is
required to wear their name badge for all the conference
activities as it is their key to access all the
conference facilities on offer. Unfortunately,
conferences provide a tempting target for thieves, so
please take care of bags, laptops, and other personal
The organizers cannot accept any responsibilities for
losses incurred or for personal health and safety.
Delegates should ensure they have personal health
insurance and take the usual care when exploring
Bordeaux. Any special needs or requirements should be
dealt with by contacting the Conference Secretariat
prior to the event.
On Tuesday evening, June 26th.
The Gala Dinner will take place in
the city center : in the 7th floor of the Cite' Mondiale
(espace Thomas Jefferson) which offers a panoramic view
on Bordeaux and on its river the Garonne.
The Gala Dinner reception is included in the delegates'
fee. However, you may purchase additional tickets with
your registration form. Fee per extra person: 60,00
On Wednesday afternoon, June 27th.
Lunch in Bordeaux - Departure by bus to Saint Emilion
(declared by the UNESCO) - Guided visit of the medieval
town and its monuments - Guided visit and wine tasting
in an estate of Saint Emilion - Return by bus to
This tour is not included in the delegates' fee,
you may purchase tickets with your registration form.
per person: 40,00 Euros
Shopping in Bordeaux
not miss Bordeaux pedestrian shopping streets which
provide a wide range of goods and gifts to fulfill your
Accompanying Persons' Programme, pre and post Event
programmed offering touristic tours to the famous port,
the old town, the vineyards, the Atlantic coast can be
found at the Bordeaux Office of Tourism :
12, cours du 30 juillet
Phone : +33 5 56 00 66 00
Fax : +33 5 56 00 66 01
You can visit the Bordeaux Office of Tourism :
Accompanying people : a group is being set up, and some
visits and/or excursions should take place during the
week, depending on number and wishes of interested
people. Anyone interested by participation to such group
visits is invited to contact the
who can facilitate the organization of this activity.
Surrounding Area Attractions: (click on links to get
Bordeaux is the main city of the department of
(~70 km around Bordeaux)
Gironde is part of the
in the South West of France
Local area attractions:
Bordeaux River Festival
will take place from June 21 to June 24 2007
How to get to Bordeaux?
Bordeaux Merignac International Airport -- 30 minutes to
the City Centre -- you can choose from 200 flights
weekly and 40 destinations. There is an hour flight
shuttle from Paris -- Orly to Bordeaux every hour.
For more information :
Shuttle 'Jet-Bus' every 45 minutes to the centre of
Bordeaux (very close to the selected hotels)
St Jean Railway station -- 10 minutes to the City
Centre -- over 250 trains weekly, you can select from
Paris amongst the 25 TGV (high speed train) daily. Your
trip will only last 3 hours.
For more information :
From Paris, you will take the A10, from Toulouse the
A62 and from Biarritz the A63.
For more information : AFSA Tel : 33.(0)8.92.707.001 -
Taxis de Merignac 05 56 97 11 27
Taxis Girondins 05 56 80 70 37
Taxis Tele 05 56 96 00 34
Allo Bordeaux Taxis 05 56 31 61 07
Taxis 05 56 74 95 06
Aquitaine Taxis Radio 05 56 86 80 30