An exciting social events program has been set up for all ICTAI’10 attendees. On the evening of Wednesday 27 October, a funny touristic tour of the Arras “boves” underground galleries is programmed, followed by a local beer and cheese tasting session, and a dinner. The conference banquet will take place on Thursday 28 in one of the best restaurants in Arras.

Registration fees include all social events, coffee breaks and lunches on 27, 28 and 29 October.

Wednesday, October 27

This event includes the visit of the “boves” underground galleries, followed by a local beer and cheese tasting-session, and a dinner.

5:30 pm – 6:10 pm Visit of the “boves”

At the heart of Arras: the “boves” underground galleries visit: the town's must-see!

The underground tunnels: a tour, down along the tunnels under the town, enables you to discover the “underground history” of Arras. Chalk quarries originally, the “boves” were started during the 10th century, and over the years were used for different things: cellars, reserves... The network, which extends under most of the town – and even beyond– was also used as shelter and assembly points for the allied troops in 1917, during the decisive offensive of the Battle of Arras.

6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Beer and cheese tasting in the Arras Town Hall

We invite you to the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall), for an extra moment of conviviality during your visit. Come with us to discover some of the special savours of the Nord/Pas-de-Calais: beers brewed in the region (“Ch’ti”, “Page 24”, etc.), cheeses (“Maroille”, “Coeur d’Arras”, etc.)

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Dinner

Enjoy the French cuisine!

Thursday, October 28

7:00 pm -11:00 pm Banquet dinner in one of the best restaurants in Arras.