Social Programme

​Welcome Reception

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Entry: Free 

Location: Pavillon Joséphine.Parc de l’Orangerie, avenue de l’Europe, 67000 Strasbourg


All Graphene Week 2021 delegates are invited to join the Welcome reception. The event is taking place in the Pavillon Joséphine in the beautiful park of the Orangerie in the heart of the European quarter of Strasbourg. 

The building was meant to house the remaining 140 orange trees brought over by Count Jean-Régnier III of Hanau-Lichtenberg to decorate the famous gardens to his castle in Bouxwiller, but which had been confiscated by the Revolution in 1793. The new building was named after the Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais, in memory of her trips to Strasbourg.


Welcome Reception – How to get there 

By foot 

20 minutes walking distance from the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès

When you come out of the venue walk to the tram stop Wacken, cross the road and walk on the street allée du printemps, continue on street rue Lucien Febvre, you will pass the European parliament turn right to stay on the street Lucien Febvre cross the canal, turn right you will follow the tram line, you will pass the European Court of Human Rights, the European court. you pass the tram stop “Droits de l’Homme” turn right on the bridge of la Rose Blanche walk 100 meters on avenue de l’Europe, you will see the entrance of the park of the orangerie on the left side of the road. The pavillon Joséphine is 5 minutes walking distance straight ahead.

By tram 

10 minutes from the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès

Tram E – Stop Wacken Direction Robersteau l’Escale 

Leave the tram at stop “Droits de l’Homme”. You are on the bridge of the la Rose Blanche, turn right walk 100 meters on avenue de l’Europe, you will see the entrance of the park of the orangerie on the left side of the road. The pavillon Joséphine is 5 minutes walking distance straight ahead.


Welcome reception – How to go back to the city center

By tram 

20 minutes from the Palais Joséphine to the city center

Tram E – Stop « Droits de l’Homme » - Direction Campus d’Illkirch  

Leave the tram at stop “République” . Take the tram C Direction Gare Centrale  

or tram F – Direction Lingolsheim leave the tram at stop “Homme de Fer”. 

You can also walk to the city center from the tram stop “République”, it takes 10 minutes.

By taxi 

15 minutes from the Palais Joséphine to the city center

Taxi 13Phone : +33 (0)3 88 36 13 13 

Pick up point, the entrance of the park Orangerie.    


Gala Dinner

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Tickets: €75 

Location: Palais Universitaire Aula Marc Bloch. 9 place de l’Université, 67000 Strasbourg


Graphene Week 2021 delegates are invited to join the Gala Dinner however please note tickets are limited.

The event is taking place in the Palais Universitaire de Strasbourg a large neo-Renaissance style building, constructed between 1879 and 1884 under the direction of the German architect Otto Warth. It was inaugurated in 1884 by Wilhelm I, Emperor of Germany. 

The building served for several decades as the center of the new imperial University of Strasbourg, still used to give lectures in different subjects. 

One of the most distinctive features of the building is the Aula, which Warth modeled on the Villa Garzoni in Pontecasale, Candiana, Italy. It is decorated with a monumental seated statue of Ramses II brought in 1933 by Pierre Montet. 

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held its first session in this building, from August 8th to September 10th, 1949.


Gala Dinner – How to get there

By foot 

20 minutes walking distance from the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès

When you come out of the venue walk to the place de Bordeaux cross the square 

Turn left on Boulevard Ohmacht, turn left on Quai Zorn, cross the roundabout, keep right on quai Mullenheim for around 20 m, turn left on Pont Auvergne, turn left on “Quai Maire Dietrich”, walk 100 m, turn right on rue de l’Université”. Walk 100 m on “Place de l’Université”. The Palais Universitaire is 50 m on your left.

By tram 

10 minutes from the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès

Tram E – Stop Wacken Direction Campus d’Illkirch 

Leave the tram at stop “Gallia” eave the tram at stop “Gallia”. Walk on the bridge Pont Walk direction Boulevard de la Victoire, turn left on the “Quai Maire Dietrich”, walk 100 m, turn right on rue de l’Université”. Walk 100 m on “Place de l’Université”.  

The Palais Universitaire is 50 m on your left. 


Gala Dinner – How to go back to the city center

By foot 

15 minutes from the Palais Universitaire

When you come out of the Palais universitaire, turn left to the rue de l’Université and turn left on to Quai du Maire Dietrich when you arrive on the bridge “Pont Royal” cross the road and walk 250 m on Quai des Pêcheurs and then on Quai des bateliers for 500m, turn right on “Pont du Corbeau” and walk towards Strasbourg center.

By tram 

10 minutes from the Palais Universitaire to the city center

Tram C or F – Stop « Gallia »  

Take the tram C Direction Gare Centrale or the tram F – Direction Lingolsheim”. 

Leave the tram at stop “Homme de Fer”

By taxi 

5 minutes from the Palais Universitaire to the city center

Taxi 13Phone : +33 (0)3 88 36 13 13 

Pick up point, the entrance of the Palais Universitaire


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Publishing date: 23 October 2020 13:56