This year we have planned a truly diverse social program for ARES 2015. We hope to see you all there!
To make the planning easier for us, we would appreciate it if you could sign up for the social events at ARES 2015 here.

Monday, 24th of August 2015 – Mayor’s Reception

The City of Toulouse invites us for a Mayor’s Reception, taking place shortly after the last session in the City Hall of Toulouse. We will meet directly in the City Hall of Toulouse.

Toulouse Capitole

18.30  – 22.00

Place du Capitole


Tuesday, 25th August 2015 – Sightseeing Tour Toulouse


Toulouse’s Hidden Treasures

A guided visit out of the beaten path. Discover the unusual and secret side of the City: a Moorish-style ceiling, a truncated tower, a pair of hidden feet… Toulouse as you’ve never suspected it to be.

Meeting point: Place du Capitol, 18.20
Tour start: 18.30
Tour end: 20.00 at Place du Capitol (City Center)

Wednesday, 26th of August 2015 – Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will take place at the Château de Pennautier, which is located in the area of Carcassonne, about one hour from Toulouse. The Château de Pennautier, known as „Petit Versailles“, was built in 1620. In 1670 Le Vau, the architect of Versailles, completed the construction. Before enjoying a delicious Conference Dinner in the wonderful Château de Pennautier, we have organized a tour through the cité de Carcassonne, a medieval citadel located in the city of Carcassonne. The town has about 2,500 years of history and was added 1997 to UNESCO‚s list of World Heritage Sites.

Meeting point: Université Paul Sabatier, 16.00 (shortly after the last session)
Back in Toulouse: 23.30

Cité_de_CarcassonneChâteau de Pennautier

Thursday, 27th of August 2015 – Let’s visit Airbus

On Thursday, 27th of August 2015, we have organized a tour through the Toulouse Airbus sites.

Airbus_A380_blue_skyMeeting Point: Airbus site (directions will be provided) 15.00
Tour end: 18.30

The tour starts with the Panoramic Tour: A bus tour with commentary through the Toulouse Airbus sites: The company headquarters, the design offices and development centers, the assembly lines (A320, A330, A350), cabin equipping, the delivery center…a must see covering 700 hectares. Afterwards we will visit the A 380 site: The J.L. Lagardère site is entirely dedicated to final assembly and flight preparations of the A380. It occupies an area of 50 hectares, including a 10-hectare assembly hall.
The Airbus A380 tour will reveal all the secrets of the world’s only true double-decker, from the design stage through to the commercial Service.

The tour is free of charge for all registered participants of ARES 2015. If you want to bring your companion a ticket is 30 €, to be paid in advance here: buy ticket