DRS Meeting - Practical Information

We are very pleased to invite you to attend the Airbus Defence and Space Global DRS Meeting, to be held September 16-18, 2014 at the Abbaye des Capucins in Montauban, France.
We are looking forward to providing you with the latest information on our satellites and services and to showing you our beautiful region, its landscape and culture.

In addition to the registration form you have filled in, you will find some additional information on this page on the hotel and the outings that we propose for this event.


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Monday 15 Welcome Cocktail
Tuesday 16 Full-day symposium
Wednesday 17 Half-day symposium in Montauban
Half-day symposium at our premises in Toulouse and garden party
Gala dinner
Thursday 18 Half-day symposium in Montauban



Abbaye des Capucins - Montauban

Abbaye des Capucins - Montauban

Abbaye des Capucins

Enter the hushed and luxurious universe of the Abbaye des Capucins, only 50 kilometres away from Toulouse.
The Hotel is an old 17th century abbey, nicely refurnished for your comfort and pleasure.

Do not forget to book your room directly with the hotel. You will get special discount by referring to the Airbus Defence and Space DRS meeting.

pdf Click here to reserve your room


On Thursday afternoon, we offer you the possibility to choose one activity from  the two outings proposed:

- Visit of Airbus A380 final assembly line
- Visit of the village of Cordes sur Ciel

Below you will find more details to help you select your visit.

(Both activities are free of charge)

Airbus - A380 final assembly line

Airbus A380

Airbus A380

A380 final assembly line

A380 nose section
First A380 nose section in the making at Final Assembly line

With the Airbus A380 tour, the "super jumbo" will reveal all her secrets...

The J.L. Lagardère site is entirely dedicated to final assembly and flight preparations of the A380. It occupies an area of 50 hectares, including a 10 hectares assembly hall. You will have the privilege to be guided for a unique visit at the foot of the aircraft and around A380 Final Assembly Line. The Airbus A380 tour will reveal all the secrets of the world’s only true double-decker, from the design stage through to the commercial service.

Distance from the Abbaye des Capucins: 40 minutes by bus


Cordes sur Ciel

Cordes sur Ciel Village

View from Cordes sur Ciel

Cordes sur Ciel fascinates all those who discover it because it is initially like a mirage: that of a city launching itself into the sky.
It is a living piece of history and art, holding alive in its stones the memory of all those who have passed through it since its creation in 1222 by the Count of Toulouse.
Its exceptional site, its remarkable architectural heritage, make it one of the most significant medieval cities of France, and one of the key sites of European heritage. It has been classified in the Grands Sites Midi-Pyrénées.
As you walk through the streets and cross the thresholds, you will discover gothic facades and uncommon sculptures. You will also have the pleasure to discover traditional arts & crafts (pottery, jewellerery, leather and wood work,…) as well  as various museums & gardens.

Don’t miss the opportunity to make a jump into medieval French culture for an afternoon.

Distance from the Abbaye des Capucins: 1 hour by bus