Gala Dinner – Abbaye de Royaumont Thursday, July 4  18:00 - 23:00

The Gala Dinner will take place on July 4 (day 2) at the Royaumont Abbeye, that was built by Saint Louis between 1228 and 1235 under the oversight of his mother, Blanche de Castille. The abbey’s isolated location, simple layout and unadorned buildings bespeak its origins as a Cistercian monastery. Remaining closely associated with the monarchy until the French Revolution (Cardinal Mazarin became its abbot in 1645 and the abbey was given to the House of Lorraine between 1651 and 1728), Royaumont was host to intellectuals and artists from its inception. The Abbey is today the best-preserved Cistercian abbey in the Île-de-France region.

17:30                 Leave for Royaumont by coach Alegessec car park
18:30                Arrival Royaumont Abbey

19:00-19:45     Abbey guided visit (8 groups)

19:45-20:15     Cocktail

20:15-22:30     Dinner

23:30                Return to Cergy by coach
                          Return to Paris Porte Maillot by coach

Participants who have requested a vegetarian/ vegan meal will have to possess a colored card (ask Vanessa).
Please put it in front of you on the table before dinner so you can be identified.

ROYAUMONT – abbaye & fondation
95 270 Asnières-sur-Oise

          AERIAL VIEWS

34 km