Reunion Program

The program is close to finalized.  Details are outlined below. 

Our Tour Guide

Jacques Delisle, a former RCAF member who served in Metz and is now a tour guide there has agreed to help us in various ways icluding leading a walking tour of historic Metz. Here is an article from a Metz publication giving some background on Jacques.

Cost of Events

Restaurant Meals

As you  will see from the detailed schedule below, we plan to eat in a local restaurant on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch. Cost of these meals will be from 20 to 30 Euros each including tips and wine (Typically 1/4 litre). Click here for details on menus and their cost.

Other

The Sunday morning bus tour will cost less than 10 Euros each. We will budget something under 10 Euros each for meals for our guide (who is volunteering his services) and his wife.

Reunion Headquarters Location

Many will be staying at the Hotel de la Cathedrale and some evnts will start from there. You can also contact members of the Organizing Committee (Doug Pincock, Rick Bennett, Joan Murray, Charles Godwin, david Godwin and Tony Himphreys) at the hotel starting Thursday. The hotel is located here.

Program Details

Thursday, Oct 1.

Although the official dates are Oct 2, 3 and 4, many will be arriving during the day of Oct 1. We are proposing that those who want to would meet for drinks and dinner and to organize informal activities for Friday morning.

5:00 to 7:00 pm: Meet at bar of  Hotel de la Cathedrale.

7:30 pm: Supper on your own or you can join group who will be eating at the Hotel (North African cuisine)

Friday Oct 2

Morning: For those who are there in the morning, there will be a few possibilities such as a walking, bike or shopping tours.

 

5:00 to 6:30 pm: Official Registration at Hotel de la Cathedrale

7:30 pm: Supper at Brasserie ABC (2 Place du General de Gaulle across from the Gare). This is a 1.5 km walk from the Hotel de la Cathedrale (or you can take a taxi)

Saturday Oct 3

9:00 to 12:00: Guided walking tour of historic Metz led by Jacques Delisle leaving from Hotel de la Cathedrale

7:30 pm: Supper at A la Ville de Lyon (9 Rue de Piques) which is located in an old monestary dating back to the 14th century.

Sunday Oct 4

9:00 to 12:30: Bus tour around Metz (itinery to be determined.  We are still working to get access to the Chateau and, if we are successful, this will be part of the tour. As many of you know a regional hopsital is being built on the site so the base buidings are gone but the Chateau is being preserved.

1:00 pm: Lunch at le Montecristo which is located on Place d’Armes very near to the Hotel de la Cathedrale.

5 thoughts on “Reunion Program”

  1. Will we be eating at the 14th century monastery as mentioned in an earlier newsletter? I am sooooo looking forward to this trip.

    A bike tour around the City (or outside the City) on Friday would be brilliant.

  2. That’s what we’re hoping to arrange for Sunday lunch. They are closed temporarily for repairs but are expected to be open in a week or so. Hopefully there will be no problem doing this

  3. Would it be possible to either include or give directions for a tour of the Maginot line? I have seen a documentary where visitors can get into the tunnels and bunkers of a section they have made for tourists to visit. However I don’t know where this is.

  4. We will look into this.I’m sure you’re aware that the Belle Croix area that is mentioned (around PMQs) has vestiges of the Maginot Line

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