The 15th International Congress on Pediatric Pulmonology will be held at:
MERCURE BORDEAUX CITE MONDIALE
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The affectionate old name for Bordeaux was “Le Port de la Lune” (The Port of the Moon), reflecting the crescent (“croissant”) shape of the Garonne river. The meeting venue is the centrally-located Mercure Cité Mondiale. Within walking distance, you will be able to visit the Place de la Bourse, a stretch of neoclassical buildings and home to the regional Stock Exchange, as well as the older more traditional parts of the city of Bordeaux. In 2007, Bordeaux was named a UNESCO World Heritage site. In 2015, the city was named “Top Destination in Europe”. In 2016, the New York Times listed Bordeaux #2 in its 52 PLACES TO GO referring to the transformation of large areas of former docklands into waterside attractions and the opening of La Cité du Vin building which is a must. Representing bold, committed architecture at the heart of Bordeaux, this building does not resemble any recognizable shape because it is an evocation of the soul of wine between the river and the city. This serves very well Bordeaux’s reputation as the wine capital of the world, and its vineyards and chateaux are awaiting you. If you decide to prolong your stay, within driving distance, you may wish to visit the Atlantic coast (the Pyla dune overlooking the Archachon basin) in the west, the village of Saint Emilion and the Perigord area (medieval towns and the prehistoric Lascaux grotto) in the east, and the beautiful town of Biarritz in the south.
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