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World Merinos Conference - may 2010

PRE TOUR 8th World Merino Conference

(France – Spain - Portugal)
du 24 april 2010 to May 1st 2010

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Saturday, 24th april  
Rendez-vous in Paris, Gare de Lyon (train station)
TGV Paris to Aix en Provence  10:54 – 14:50 (based on 2008 train schedule)
Snack in train
Arrival train station of Aix en Provence, continue by coach
Visit of Aix en Provence, a city of art
Dinner and night in Aix


Sunday, 25th april
Day in  Camargue, National  Park, discovering its fauna and flora ,
Visit to a ‘ manade’  (bulls, horses)
Visit to the Merino sheep farm of Favouiane
Go through  Arles .
Dinner and night in Aix en Provence


Monday, 26th April
Merino d’ Arles: visit to the stock-breeding flock in the  Domaine des Aulnes in Saint Martin de Crau  
House of transhumance: presentation of activities and the current programmes
The Crau dry plain, the Coussouls trackway
Visit to the Domaine du Merle: Mérino d’Arles breed genetic research station
Evening of entertainment at the Domaine des Aulnes
Night in Aix

Tuesday, 27th April MARSEILLE – MADRID  (SPAIN)
Early flight from Marseille Marignane to Madrid via Paris
Coach from airport and panoramical visit
of Madrid
Road to Badajoz
Night in Badajoz

Wednesday, 28th April SPANISH MERINO DAY
Leave to discover the Extramadura region, cradle of the Merino
Special competition and presentation of Merino in Zafra, Rambouillet’s twin city
Professional visits to two farms between Zafra, Caceres and Badajoz
Night in Badajoz

Visit to the selection center for Merino in Badajoz
Sheep research center of the Junta d’Extremadura
Travel to and visit Evora   
Visit to a Portuguese Black Merino farm
Dinner at the sheep exhibit of Ovibeja and night in Beja

Friday, 30th April
Visit to sheep exhibit in Ovibeja
Visit to a White Merino farm
Travel to Lisbon
Visit of Lisbon
Typical dinner with Fado music
Night in Lisbon


Morning free in Lisbon
Around 10:30, go by coach from hotel to airport
Flight for Paris at 13:00-16:25 (2008 schedule)

Programmes may be modified
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