We are thrilled to be organising the Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting 2021 after we postponed last year’s meeting due to travel restrictions. This time, the Meeting will take place from 25 to 28 November 2021 in Die, Drôme, France, alongside the final LIFE GypConnect Seminar.
The conference room and accommodation reserved for the Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting 2021 and the final LIFE GypConnect Seminar will be hosted in the same location at the Martouret centre in Die, Drôme, situated on the territory of the pristine Vercors Regional Natural Park in France.
You can find below the draft programme of the Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting 2021 and Final LIFE GypConnect Seminar.
Accommodation in Die, Drôme
Booking accommodation at Martouret centre
Martouret is a 40 hectares estate in the heart of nature, with accommodation, catering and leisure facilities.
Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner included; fitted-sheet and pillowcase are provided by Center; shared bathrooms)
Sharing room 3, 4 or 5 people: 41 euros/night/person
Half pension/board (breakfast and lunch OR dinner; fitted-sheet and pillowcase are provided by Center; shared bathrooms)
Sharing room 3, 4 or 5 people: 38 euros/night/person
To access these prices, the booking of these accommodations has to be done directly through the Vulture Conservation Foundation (VCF), through registration and until the defined deadline for registration (More information below).
* Single (~123 euros/night for full board; ~114 euros/night for half board) and double rooms (~61,50 euros/night/person for full board; ~57 euros/night/person for half board) might be made available after the registration deadline depending on the availability. If you would like to book a single or double room, please state your preference in the additional comments/requests section when registering.
**The prices indicated above are provisional for 100 participants or more and may be subject to changes at a later stage depending on the registration progress.
***Due to COVID-19 limitations, Martouret cannot provide certain amenities. Therefore, participants must bring with them a sleeping bag for warmth (no blankets are provided), flip flops or similar for bathrooms and a bottle of water (no shared jug/pitcher on the table). Fitted sheets, pillows and pillowcases will be provided by the Centre.
Booking accommodation elsewhere
Please note that the accommodation at Martouret is a hostel/school type of lodging, so if you would like to stay elsewhere, you can do so by searching for accommodation on your own in the neighbouring area: https://www.diois-tourisme.com/fr/sejourner/ou-dormir/
If you book your accommodation elsewhere, you can still join specific lunch and dinner sessions at Martouret. Participants must indicate these sessions when registering for the event and also need to pay Martouret for their meals on-site with cash. The individual meal prices are as follows:
- Lunch costs 17,30 euros per meal per person
- Dinner costs 17,00 euros per meal per person
- The lunch picnic on Friday costs 9,50 euros per person
The conference room, also located in Martouret, can host up to 150 guests.
Coffee breaks and lunches from Thursday to Sunday will also be served in the same vicinity/building as the conference room.
How to arrive to Die, Drôme
Arrival by car
Please check online for the easiest way to arrive at Die, Drôme, France.
Arrival by plane
The closest international airports are Grenoble (GNB) and Lyon (LYS).
Grenoble to Die, Drôme, by car takes around 2h. Total distance: 136 km
Lyon to Die, Drôme, by car takes around 2h20. Total distance: 185 km
Coming by train
- Valence, TGV station on the Paris-Marseille axis.
- Die, SNCF station on the Valence-Gap axis (train or coach).
If you would like to participate in the LIFE GypConnect Seminar, we suggest you arrive on Wednesday evening so you can participate in the Thursday morning session.
If you would only like to participate in the Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting sessions, we suggest you arrive on Thursday evening or Friday morning to join the field trip on that afternoon and participate in the sessions starting from Saturday morning onwards.
When registering, we will ask you to enter details on your flights and transfers, so we can start planning any lifts or additional transfer needs. In order for us to help you as much as we can, please be as informative as possible.
The Annual Bearded Vulture Meeting is free to attend and open to all. Each participant needs to register separately by 25 October 2021.
Please fill in your details to register: https://forms.gle/sugGcCwYXwnHNFCt7
If you are interested in doing a presentation, please contact Franziska at email@example.com. The deadline for presentation proposals is 1 October 2021.
If you have any other questions, please contact Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org.