26th Annual Meeting of the RSSB

Domaine des Hautes Fagnes, October 17-19, 2018

Near the Signal de Botrange (Belgium's highest peak) and set against a beautiful natural backdrop in the Ardennes, the Domaine des Hautes Fagnes is a most pleasant environment to hold a scientific meeting, with seminar rooms offering daylight and a green exterior that is directly accessible from the seminar complex.


The restaurant of the Domaine (
Aux Saveurs des Fagnes) offers a high-quality French cuisine using local products from the Ardennes.


All participants will have free access to the Vita Natura wellness centre (indoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam, and air bath), that is open from 9am to 10pm.



Accessibility by car:
- Address: Domaine des Hautes Fagnes, 67, rue des Charmilles, 4950 Ovifat
- Parking: a free public car park is available to participants


Accessibility by public transportation:

Bus shuttle on October 17: we arranged a bus from the Verviers-Central train station to the conference location. The bus will leave Verviers-Central train station at 12:15 and should arrive about 12:45 at the conference location. The schedule was chosen to match that of the train from Brussels arriving in Verviers at 11:59. As announced in the program, a sandwich buffet will be organised during registration on Oct 17, that is, from 12:30 to 13:50.

Reaching the conference location via public transportation at a different time:
- From Verviers-Central train station, take TEC bus 390 to Sourbrodt Gîte d'étape. Alternatively, from Eupen train station, take TEC bus 394 to Sourbrodt Gîte d'étape.
- These schedules do not show the stop Sourbrodt Gîte d'étape. The bus will stop there, though, as you can check on the
TEC website (enter 390 or 394 in the field "Horaires et plan de ma ligne - Numéro et/ou nom de la ligne")
- Please note that schedules are quite irregular, hence need to be checked.

Bus shuttle on October 19: we also arranged a bus from the conference location to the Verviers-Central train station. The bus will leave the conference location at 15:45 and should arrive about 16:15 at the train station Verviers-Central, which should allow you to take, e.g., the train to Brussels leaving at 16:39.