Bioheterocycles 2015

XVI International Conference on Heterocycles in Bioorganic Chemistry

 Metz, France    June 8-11, 2015

Social Programme

The Social Programme of Bioheterocycles 2015 will include:

  • Excursions on Wednesday June 10 in the afternoon
  • Banquet on the evening of Wednesday June 10

All activities are subject to prior registration. Further details can be found below.


Abbaye des Prémontrés

The banquet will be organised on Wednesday June 10 in the Abbaye des Prémontrés, an exceptional venue in Pont-à-Mousson.

The abbey is located in the heart of St. Gobain forest. The former mother abbey was founded by St. Norbert of Xanten in 1120. The present buildings in the main courtyard were rebuilt in the early 18th century.

Participation in the banquet is optional and subject to prior booking and payment. If you wish to attend the banquet, please select it when registering for the symposium or after via the "My registration" link. Fee: 60,00 € (including bus).


Two excursions are offered free of charge on Wednesday afternoon. Please be aware that places are limited and that registration is required in order to participate! If you wish to attend, please select one of these excursions when registering for the symposium or after via the "My registration" link.

EXCURSION 1 - Guided walking tour in Metz - Wednesday June 10 (16:00-17:30) FULLY BOOKED

 Cathedrale Saint Etienne

The St. Etienne Cathedral, a jewel of Gothic art, was built between 1220 and 1520, and results of the meeting under one roof of two churches. The imposing silhouette of the St. Etienne Cathedral has one of the highest naves in the world and displays the largest expanse of stained glass in the world with 6,496 m2. Those stained glass windows include works by renowned artists including Chagall, Valentin Bousch, and Villon.

The guided tour will continue with the place d’Armes, designed in the 18th century in a classical French style to assemble the various powers on the same site: military, religious, judicial and civil. Then you will see the covered market, initially designed as the bishop’s palace, but due to the French revolution it hadn’t been finished and became a modern market hall in 1835. In place de la Comédie, located on an island, you will discover the oldest theater (1752) of France still in activity and the Temple Neuf (New Protestant church) built by the Germans during the annexation (1871-1918) in grey stone and in a neo-romanesque style. To finish, you will discover the Citadel’s district with the Law Courts, the French garden of Esplanade, Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains Church, the Arsenal (a military building renovated in 1987 by the architect R. Boffil as a center for music, dance and contemporary creation), the Templars chapel from the 12th century, the Citadel food-store and finally the Governor’s Palace.

EXCURSION 2 - Guided visit of the Centre Pompidou-Metz - Wednesday June 10 (16:00-17:00) FULLY BOOKED

Centre Pompidou

Designed as a unique experience and a place for discovering contemporary creativity in all its forms, the Centre Pompidou-Metz is a communal space where events are hosted all year round, in an impressive building created by Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines, in collaboration with Philip Gumuchdjian Architects for the design of the award-winning project.