2019 NYS AUA 117th Annual Meeting

Agenda

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Group Arrival - Airport Meet & Greet

Check in at Hotel

Afternoon

Group Tour:  Tasting and Walking Orientation Tour of Nice

Nice is the capital of the Cote d’Azur, France’s 5th largest town and one of the oldest cities in Europe.  The old city has kept its beautiful Italian architecture and atmosphere.  See the main landmarks of the city starting with the promenade des Anglais, the world-famous palm-lined boulevard stretching along the Baie des Anges, the Bay of Nice, Massena Square, Cathedral, the Flower Market and a Lookout Point.  Walk in the Old City, known as Le Vieux Nice and enjoy stops for olive oil tasting, wine tasting, and ice cream.

Nice Walking Tour 2


Nice Walking Tour


 Nice France

 Nice France 3

 

Evening

Welcome Reception - Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee

Enjoy French cuisine and wines poolside on the Madison Terrace.

Hyatt Welcome Reception (002)

Monday, September 9, 2019

Morning

Breakfast - Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee

Scientific Sessions

Spouse Tour Options:

Chagall and Matisse Museum

The Musee Marc-Chagall stands out among the museum’s in Nice as one of the most interesting on the French Riviera.  It contains seventeen superbly displayed large canvases depicting biblical scenes and themes from the Old Testament in bright, joyous colors. 

The Matisse Museum is situated on the hill of Cimiez, not far from the Franciscan monastery with its Italianate gardens.  Since 1963 the Museum has been welcoming visitors to its collection of works left by the artist to the city of Nice where he lived from 1918 to 1954.

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Gardens of Menton

It’s often said that Menton is three degrees warmer than anywhere else on the French Riviera. Situated beneath a circle of mountains at the Italian border, Menton is blessed with a micro-climate conducive to growing tropical plants, fruit and vegetation that can’t be cultivated elsewhere in Europe. In other words—this beautiful Italianate city isn’t just an inspiration for artists, but it’s also a dream setting for landscape designers and horticulturalists looking to go wild with their gardens. 

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Afternoon

Lunch on Own

Group Tour: Monaco

Discover the jewel of the French Riviera, the second smallest country in the world, and the world’s smallest monarchy. Monaco is a tiny independent city-state on France’s Mediterranean coastline known for its upscale casinos, yacht-lined harbor and prestigious Grand Prix motor race. Monte-Carlo, its capital, is home to an elegant belle-époque casino complex and ornate Salle Garnier opera house.  Tour will include a stop in Casino Square, the Rock, and an exclusive tour of the Palace. 

 Monaco Cathedral

 Exotic Garden

 casino-de-monte-carlo

 

Evening

On the way back from Monaco, dinner at A'Trigo restaurant in Cap d'Ail.   Just a few steps away from Monaco, in Cap d’Ail to be precise, A’Trego looks like it hangs above the sea. The restaurant offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, probably the best ones in the city. Entirely designed by world-famous Philippe Stark, A’Trego is a unique place, thanks to its privileged setting and to its decoration, which was thought to be a luxurious fisherman’s hut.

A'Trego 2

A'Trego 3

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Morning

Breakfast - Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee

Scientific Sessions

Spouse Tour Options:

Biking in St. Jean Cap Ferrat

The calmness that you can feel overlooking the beautiful French Riviera coast line will make you feel free and relaxed.  Follow the route to Cap Ferrat, enjoy the beautiful panoramic views, the fresh air and the sea breeze. 

Cap Ferrat
 

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Hiking in St. Jean Cap Ferrat

The contrast between the lush green of Cap Ferrat and the blue of the Mediterranean makes this hike really special.  The walking trail winds its way around the edge of the peninsula and alongside numerous beautiful villas.


Cap Ferrat 2

Afternoon

Lunch on Own

Group Tour:

Eze

Eze is a medieval village perched like an eagle’s nest on a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The ancient fortified village is still crowned with the ruins of its 12th century fortified castle, sitting on a narrow rocky peak.  Walking tour includes citadel, gardens and Fragonard Perfume Factory. 

Eze 5

Evening

President's Reception in Versailles Room and Terrace at the Negresco Hotel

Negresco President's Reception

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Morning

Breakfast - Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee

Full Day Group Tour:

Morning in Cannes

Cannes, a resort town on the French Riviera, is famed for its international film festival. Its Boulevard de la Croisette, curving along the coast, is lined with sandy beaches, upmarket boutiques and palatial hotels. It’s also home to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, a modern building complete with red carpet and Allée des Étoiles – Cannes’ walk of fame.  Guided tours if requested or free time. Guides to point out high end, mid-level and souvenir shopping.
 

Cannes 1 

Cannes 2

Lunch at Alain Llora Restaurant Terrace

 

The flagship restaurant of the Michelin star-rated Chef Alain Llorca offers a magical view of the valley of Saint Paul de Vence, all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. Take in the beauty of the Provençal countryside and enjoy Chef Alain Llorca's gourmet cuisine. The experience will be nothing less than unforgettable.

St. Paul de Vence is a beautiful medieval fortified village perched on a narrow spur between two deep valleys. One of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, it is well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries.  Walking tour includes viewpoint and free time to shop.St Paul de Vence

 St Paul 2

 

Evening

Dinner on Own

 Restaurants in Nice

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Morning

Breakfast - Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee

Scientific Sessions

Spouse Tour Options:

Perfume Creation in Eze

An unforgettable learning experience in the world of perfume-making awaits you at the Fragonard perfume factory.  You will discover how a perfumer or “nose” masters the art of fragrance creation while learning about the history of the perfume industry.  Then you will have the opportunity to create your own perfume.

Fragonard

Afternoon

Lunch on Own

Free Time 

Old-Town-of-Nice-France

Evening

Sail from Nice to Villefranche with Cocktails onboard!

Villefranche-sur-Mer is a busy, picturesque 14th century village in a gorgeous part of the Cote d’Azur with an idyllic harbor. It has a glittering bay, long sandy beaches, terrace cafes, and restaurants.

Dinner at Le Mere Germaine

It is in this fishing port between Nice and Monaco, La Mère Germaine choose to build her restaurant in 1938. If offers a unique location on the water’s edge.  It is known for its hospitality and gastronomy specialties including fish and its famous bouillabaisse, one of the best in the region.

Villefranche 

Le Mere Germaine

Friday, September 13, 2019

Morning

Breakfast - Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee

Scientific Sessions

Spouse Tour Options:

Aquarelle – Water Color Painting Class with Local Artist

Aquarelle

Rothschild 3

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Private Provencal cooking class & wine pairing

Using the finest ingredients, a wide variety of canapes will be prepared.  Your wine guide will talk you through detailed tastings of matching food and wine.

Cooking Class

 Nice France 4

Afternoon

Lunch on Own

Free Time

Evening

Gala Reception & Dinner at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

The Baroness de Rothschild filled the mansion with antique furniture, Old Master paintings, sculptures, objects d'art, and assembled an extensive collection of rare porcelain. The gardens are classified by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France. On her death in 1934, the Baroness charitably gifted the property and its collections to the Académie des Beaux Arts division of the Institut de France.

Entertainment will include a performance of classic French songs!

Rothschild

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Departures

Post Trip to Bordeaux


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