Symposium Univ Bordeaux

ETOP 2015 / Education and Training in Optics and Photonics / 29 june - 2 july 2015

Social program

Gala Dinner

Château Smith Haut Lafitte


Château Smith Haut Lafitte, nestled in a 78-hectare vineyard, will unveil for you its 16th century tower and its underground cellar where 1000 barrels are resting, its cooperage and its unique reception rooms.


Arcachon Bay

Dune of Pyla: the highest dune in Europe. This itinerant sandy formation by the sea, listed as a “grand national site” in 1978, offers an exceptional panorama of the Ocean, Arcachon Bay, the trenches, Cap Ferret, the islands, the Banc d’Arguin Nature Reserve and the beautiful forest of the coastline from its summit.


Oyster tasting in a oyster farm: the Bay of Arcachon is a veritable 155 square kilometres inland sea. With its climate, the unending and cyclical ritual of the tides and the water rich in plankton, it has the ideal and necessary conditions for the reproduction and development of oysters.

Bordeaux city walking tour

The city centre has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It has architectural treasures, from medieval towers to contemporary buildings.