Scratch2017BDX will be hosted in Bordeaux, a very old city in Southern France.

From wikipedia: Bordeaux is classified as a “City of Art and History”. The city is home to 362 historic monument (second only to Paris in France), with some buildings dating back to Roman times. Bordeaux has been inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble”.

Daytime conference activities will be in nearby Talence, a 20 minute tram or bike ride from downtown Bordeaux, at EINSERB-Matmeca. For the evenings and surrounding days activities are planned in several downtown venues. One of these is the beautiful re-purposed market hall at Marché des Douves. The building alone is worth a visit, and we hope to see it in use as a centre of community learning during the Scratch conference. Another is Cap Science, a pretty amazing city venue which will host us also.

For tourist information visit Go Bordeaux. One item of interest that is difficult to miss is La Cité du Vin, who’s iconic building looms large, and will prove irresistible to lovers of wine. But wandering the city itself – on foot, by tram, by boat, or by bike – so full of history, may be enough for others.