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Baroque concert

Palais des congrès de Versailles
Wednesday 24th August 2022
Richelieu Amphitheatre
Level +1 / +2

see program p.46

The orchestral ensemble Les Voyages Extraordinaires gave its first concert in 2006. A variable-geometry ensemble of up to fifty professional musicians, its first violin, Guy Comentale, was previously first violin and soloist of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.

The unanimously recognized artistic quality of the Ensemble orchestral Les Voyages Extraordinaires allows it to welcome the greatest international soloists: Anne Gastinel, Emmanuel Rossfelder, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Lucas Debargue, Christine Icart, Philippe Bernold, Augustin Dumay, Kristof Barati, Sarah Nemtanu, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Uran Urtnasan-Cozzoli, Sylvia Hwang, Anna Kasyan, etc.

Currently ,Raphaël Jousse della Giustina is associate conductor of the Ensemble orchestral Les Voyages Extraordinaires, after having been its assistant conductor.

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Young Crystallographer’s Mixer 

Versailles City Hall
Thursday 25th August 2022
Wedding room
Mairie de Versailles

see program p.66

The Mixer is open to delegates who qualify for membership of the Young Crystallographers Group. This includes not only students but postdoctoral fellows and other younger scientists up to an age limit of 35 years.

The size of the room permits a maximum of 80 participants – first come, first served!

Book your place:

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ECA & ECM anniversaries

Palais des Congrès de Versailles
Friday 26th August 2022
Richelieu Amphitheatre
Level +1 / +2

see program p.81

Join us for the Gold Anniversary of the European Crystallographic Meetings and the Silver Anniversary of the European Crystallographic Association to bridge past achievements and future prospects.

Bill Clegg and Marijana Đaković introduce

Paul T. Beurskens, Claude Lecomte, Hartmut Fuess, John Helliwell, Santiago Garcia-Granda, Andréas Roodt, Alessia Bacchi,  Udo Heinemann, Philipp Hans.


Gala dinner

Seine River cruise
Friday 26th August 2022
Seine River Cruise

Upon reservation only 

No access without admission ticket.

see program p.82

Embark on a 70m long boat for a cruise to Bercy/the Grande Bibliothèque upstream, and the Statue of Liberty downstream, which allows you to enjoy the spectacle of the monuments of Paris at best. Cruise of 2h30.


Fountain night show

Château de Versailles
Saturday 27th August 2022

Discover a fairytale of two hours and a half stroll in Château de Versailles’s magnificent gardens, magically illuminated, with all the fountains playing and a grand firework as crowning point. Groves and fountains are decorated with a thousand lights, surreal illuminations, and wonderful bubbles. The Sun King's music follows you all along your stroll. For one evening time comes to a standstill.

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