2022 DNN Conference in Millau
In 2022 we returned to to Domaine Saint Estève, located at the gates of MILLAU in Aveyron. In the heart of an exceptional tourist region recently classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Millau viaduct holds the world record for the tallest bridge, culminating at 343 metres (higher than the Eiffel tower), 2460 metres long and touching the bottom of the Tarn valley in only 9 places. Conceived by the French engineer Michel Virlogeux and designed by the English architect Lord Norman Foster, it fits perfectly into the naturally intact and grandiose landscape: a very thin slightly curved steel roadway supported by stays gives it the appearance of a huge yacht and the ensemble rests on 7 very slender pillars.
Where is Millau?
Millau viaduct constitutes the most spectacular link in La Méridienne: the A75 motorway, linking Clermont-Ferrand with Béziers and Narbonne, which is the least congested and cheapest route between Paris and the Mediterranean…
Resting to the north on the Lévézou and to the south on the Causse du Larzac, Millau viaduct crosses the Tarn valley, a few hundred yards from Peyre, one of the 10 "plus beaux villages de France" (most beautiful villages in France) found in the département of the Aveyron. It is, of course, very close to Millau, “ville d’Art et d’Histoire”, outdoor sports capital and gateway to the gorges du Tarn .
As usual, workshops and sessions were organised over the Friday and the Saturday of the event : you can see here the sessions that were on offer.
Days' sessions finished early on these 2 afternoons, to give everyone a chance to enjoy these times to mix and discover the area, in either a sporty manner (Millau IS the capital of extreme sports, don't forget) or a less sporty one ;) !
More info on the area...
To find out more about Millau or the Aveyron county, and organise your trip before or after the conference, or your own activities, here are some useful links :