Accompanying Program

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Cocktail dinner

Station F, Paris, Angers

A cocktail dinner will end this first day of the World Electronics Forum in the world’s biggest startup campus: Station F. This project dreamed up by Xavier Niel, founder among others of Iliad group, a major telecom operator of French Tech, is located in a historical monument of 34.000 sq. meters. The train station, which becamed a coworking space, houses a whole entrepreneurial ecosystem under one roof, in the heart of Paris.

The Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus © Station F

Fontevraud Excursion

Fontevraud, France

From the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, you will fly over the Chateaux of the Loire, in a helicopter. Further to this air travel, you will visit the wine cellar of Bouvet Ladubay and end with a wine tasting.

The oak barrels of Bouvet Ladubay © Bouvet-Ladubay

Saumur-Angers Excursion


For a morning, you will live a spectacular equestrian show of French tradition, in the heart of the French National Riding School and the Cadre Noir of Saumur. During all the afternoon, you will take a tour of the center of Angers, capital of Anjou. This day will end at around a cup of tea.

A Croupade, one of the airs above the ground © Alain Laurioux - The Cadre Noir

Gala reception

The Saint-Jean Granaries and the Jean-Lurçat Museum, Angers, France

At the end of this companies tours day, a gala reception will be organized. On your way, you will walk across the gardens of the old Saint-Jean Hospital. Place of salvation for the spirit soul and the body, it is the representation of the Garden of Eden, the Lost Paradise. Next, you will cross a gallery, a cloister and the Jean-Lurçat Museum, an exceptional architectural ensemble of the 12th century, which exhibitsten tapestries of Le Chant du monde of Jean Lurçat, since 1968. Then, you will reach Saint-Jean Granaries, a beautiful place full of history.

The Tapestries of Jean-Lurçat Museum © Léonard de Serres - Angers Loire Métropole

“Art de vivre à la française” Excursion

Angers, France

In an old private mansion that has become a historical monument, you will discover the whole work of the Museum of Beaux Arts. Then, you will admire the Toussaint abbatial church, built during the 13th century, covered with a daring glass roof of modern art. It welcomes the work of Pierre-Jean David, sculptor known as David of Angers. You will taste a lovely lunch in the Michelin-starred Favre d’Anne restaurant, in Angers. During the afternoon, you will do a private guided visit throughout Angers and its mysteries.

David of Angers Gallery © Pierre David - Angers Loire Métropole


The Château of Brissac, Brissac, France

Charles-André de Cossé-Brissac, marquis of the Château of Brissac, will welcome you and tell you the story of his family and his abode, old of 600 years. At the end of the welcome cocktail, you will enjoy a private guided tour of the monument and you will discover the secrets of this fabulous castle, also named “The Giant of the Loire Valley”. Under the watchful eye of family’s portraits, you will be served a royal candlelit dinner cooked by a French chef.

The Château of Brissac © Angers Loire Métropole

The Media Forum

Le Quai Theater, Angers, France

The Media Forum (Libérationl’Express, BFM TV and RMC) will be dedicated to the industry of the future. Keynotes and public debates will be organized on the theme of IoT and GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon).

The Press Forum © Angers Loire Métropole

Fall Festival

Terra Botanica, Angers, France

In Angers, the first theme park in Europe devoted to plant life, is Terra Botanica. The secrets of six centuries of history, beginning with King René and his famous floral gardens will be revealed to you. During the Fall Festival, at Terra Botanica, you will discover the world he 275,000 plant species and exceptional collections of orchids, roses, and palm trees. You will have the chance to see the fall foliage.

Terra Botanica © Angers Loire Métropole

The vineyards of the Loire Valley

Pays de la Loire, France

From Sancerre to the wines of Nantes, by way of the wines of Touraine and Anjou, the vineyards of the Loire Valley are rich in wines of exception that are acclaimed for their diversity and authenticity. The vineyard of the Coulée de Serrant open its doors to you during one day. You will discover the French way of life and will have no trouble to be convinced of its merits.

The vineyards of the Loire Valley © Angers Loire Métropole
Le Château d'Angers et ses jardins


The Château of Angers, Angers, France

A cocktail will be awaiting you in the Chateau of Angers. Angers’ inhabitants are very proud of their remarkable citadel, built in the 13th century. Punctuated by 17 towers, the massive medieval fortifications in schist and limestone stretch for almost 500 meters. Kept in a safe place, the Tapestry of the Apocalypse is a unique treasure in the world, ordered by Duke Louis 1st, in 1375.

The Château of Angers © Angers Loire Métropole

WEF Awards Cocktail Party by Cointreau

Carré Cointreau, Angers, France

You will be guided through the authentic distillery of the famous liqueur of Angers: Cointreau, spirit made from bitter and sweet oranges’ peels. The savoir-faire of this original recipe created by Edouard Cointreau, in 1875, will no longer be a secret. In a cozy atmosphere, a cocktail concocted with Cointreau will await you at the bar. You will also have the opportunity to attend an Award Ceremony, organized by “CMAI Association of India and TEMA”, an association with several industry associations and government agencies which attributes every year awards to recognize the upcoming talent and to honor great achievements made in the field of IT & Electronics. To apply to be one of the winners, please check here :

The distillery of Cointreau © Angers Loire Métropole

The Loire Valley Excursion

Pays de la Loire, France

During this Sunday’s tour, you will be amazed seeing the Château de Chenonceau, also known as the “Ladies’ Chateau”. Its story is defined by an almost uninterrupted succession of women who built, embellished, protected, restored and saved it. L’Origan restaurant will welcome you for the lunch in a magnificent rotunda dining room on the ground floor of the Château d’Artigny. Chef Richard Prouteau will cook you regional specialties with delicious local products.

The Château of Chenonceau © Marc Jauneaud
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