Social Events & Excursion
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Workshop 3D printing (13:30 - 14:00)
The Fabricarium, the Fab Lab of polytech Lille
This manufacturing laboratory is a place open to everyone : students, researchers, companies, artists and do-it-yourselfers of all kinds where are placed at their disposal various computer-driven tools allowing the prototyping of 3D objects. The fab labs base their principles on the notions of openness and collaboration.
This worshop will be animated by Rodolphe Astori.
The purpose of this short realization is to show how new technological tools as 3D printer or laser cutting can be used in the construction of botanical models.
Limited places (max. 20 persons/day).
If you want to register : please send an email to and precise the desired day.
Thursday June 29th, 2017
Welcome Drink (18:45 - 20:00)
Hôtel de Ville de Lille
Place Augustin Laurent
59033 Lille Cedex
The mayor of Lille invites you in its premises. Mr Jérémie Crepel, municipal councillor in charge of health, will welcome you (room Erro).
The town hall was built between 1924 and 1932 by the architect Emile Dubuisson, who was inspired by the Flemish tradition with his triangular gabled houses, while using a resolutely modern material: reinforced concrete.
The interior features a large hall of 107 meters long, punctuated by two rows of pillars with floral motifs. An exceptional collection of works of contemporary art adorns the staircases, corridors and municipal halls. The most spectacular fresco is that of the Icelander Erro, who tells the story of the city in comic strips.
Symbol of freedom of the cities of the North, its belfry of 104m high is classified in the world patrimony of the UNESCO. On its pedestal are carved the two founding giants of the city: Lydéric and Phinaert.
Congress Dinner (20:15 - 23:30)
224 rue de Paris
The Hospice Gantois was founded in 1462 by Jean de la Cambe (nicknamed Gantois). Up till 1995 without interruption it continues to welcome old sick people.In September 2003, the Hospice Gantois became Hotel Hermitage Gantois 5***** offering rooms, a Spa with a swimming pool, a Gastronomic Restaurant
The Chapel built in 1666, knowing that at that period the hospitals mostly cured the soul rather than the sick bodies. The presence of relics and an altar signifies that the people assisting in certain religious ceremonies were allow 40 days of indulgence, which explain the importance of this chapel compared to the size of the Hospice, in fact, it was a place of pilgrimage and popular devotion because there were found the relics of saint John Baptist leftover of the collegial of saint Pierre (destroyed during the revolution): all these got disappeared during the bombardment of Lille in 1914. This chapel was a private hospital chapel for the residents. The religious were having a private chapel called (oratories) situated on the top floor beside the Augustinian sector from where they follow the fellowship. The chapel was in full activity till
La salle des Malades (salle des Hospices) a gothic gable of 15th century, surrounded by blocks of 17th century houses, lined with old Lille decorative tiles of 18th century, which you will also find in the little cupboards. Ten niches flamboyant style, sculpted in blue stone, carrying Burgundy arms: Lighter and Saint Andrew’s cross. Only the Apostles and the Saints names remain. Two niches were disappeared during the construction of the chapel. Vestiges of a wall fresco show the transfer of relics of Saint Piat of Seclin to Gantois in 1479. The large stained glass over the main entrance door was made during the transformation to hotel.
From Polytech Lille to the town hall of Lille
Saturday July 1st, 2017
Visit of Lille downtown (09:00 - 12:00 am)
1. Gourmet Old Lille
A taste of culture in the city’s historic center, a little treat as you bite into a Meert mini-wafle, the perfect recipe to enjoy discovering Lille
2. The Fine Arts Museum
This museum contains what is without a doubt one of the finest permanent collections in France. With an area measuring over 22,000 square feet, the Lille’s Fine Arts Museum houses prestigious collections of European paintings stretching from the 15th to the 20th centuries, French 19th-century sculptures, ceramics, and relief maps of fortified towns.
Price : 30 € per person
We give you some indications but a guide will guide you.