Gala dinner at Le Procope restaurant

The Gala dinner will take place on Tuesday July 19th, 2022 at Le Procope restaurant.

12 minutes' walk from IHP
13 Rue de l'Ancienne Comédie, 75006 Paris
Metro station: Odéon

 

Le Procope, the oldest café in Paris in the heart of Saint-Germain des Prés.

A mythical restaurant in the 6th arrondissement of Paris since 1686, Le Procope is a place steeped in history where the greatest writers and intellectuals met (Rousseau, Diderot, Verlaine...) with a historic decor.

More info: https://sites.google.com/site/caroluschess/chess-cafes-and-clubs/cafe-procope

The gala dinner is included in the full registration fees only. Additional tickets are available for sale for accompanying persons (ticket price: € 80,-).

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing tours will take place on Thursday July 21st, 2022 from 18:00 to 19:30 (duration 1h30).

  • Ile de la Cité: 10,-€ 

Ile de la Cité, once known as Lutetia, is the oldest settlement in Paris, and boasts more than its fair share of Paris sights: the Pont Neuf, the Pont de l’Archevêché and Notre Dame cathedral, to name only three. Its location bang in the middle of Paris, with Châtelet to the north and Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the south, makes it the central crossroads of the city, which grew outwards from here. When you’ve finished visiting all the sights, take one last admiring look at the magnificent facade of Notre Dame, then stroll along the banks of the Seine and stop to watch improvised concerts by wandering musicians, for whom this area is a prime performance venue. Ile de la Cité is also the perfect place for a riverside picnic. At night, the bridges are beautifully lit, and there is a feeling of midsummer magic.

 

  • Rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève: 10,-€ 

It is one of the oldest streets in Paris. It used to be home to the many butchers of the Sainte-Geneviève abbey. At number 34 is the Hôtel d'Albiac, known for having housed the former Séminaire des 33 (in reference to the age of Christ at the time of his death). There is also a former address of the Ecole Polytechnique. Founded in 1794, it gathered all the engineering schools.