3rd International Conference on Nanostructures SElf-Assembly

NanoSEA 2010 

Congress Center, Cassis, French Riviera,  28 June - 2 July 2010

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NANOSEA 2010 will be held in Cassis a quiet, peaceful village, nestling between Cape Canaille to the East, the highest sea cliff in Europe and the edges of the rocky Gardiole range to the west.

"Qui a visit Paris e noun Cassis a ren vist" says the city's motto (If you've seen Paris and not Cassis you've seen nothing). But despite this self-mockery, this small port really can be proud of its magnificent surroundings. In particular En Vau calanque, which according to some is the most beautiful of all. Cassis is also famous for its wine which is classfied AOC.

Cassis offers the unique visit to the calanques walking or by boat, enjoy its beaches, walk into the medieval village streets or enjoy the local white wine production on the harbor terraces,..between the vineyards and the pine forest. Its charm comes from the narrow streets and squares bordered by the colourful houses that belong to the local fishermen.

The holiday resort of Cassis first became famous at the end of the last century and has continued to develop. Virginia Woolf often stayed in Cassis and described it as ‘The Paradise’. Visitors such as Derain, Vlaminck and Matisse who came for its light confirm this opinion.
The heart of the town is its small harbour with sunlit terraces and white sails gliding over its clear blue sea. From here, after following the sea front, the walker can take the famous Lombards promenade which offers a thirty minutes walk with a superb view over the bay. A footpath leads up to the ruined castle dating from the 13th century which once belonged to the Seigneur Huges des Baux.

Chairpersons : Isabelle Berbezier (Im2np, CNRS, Marseille, France) and Maurizio De Crescenzi, (University Roma II Tor Vergata, Italy)