Thursday, September 28, 2006

Marseillan - France

As I was writing at the previous post. Last summer I got an invitation to participate in a conference at Marseillan a town at South France. The conference was about "tourisme durable" and was organized by the Department of Herault (

When I got there on the 21th of September I find quite a lot of pleasant surpices! One of them was that I got two new friends, Bertrand and Jan Claude Mason, son and father both working on accessibility to beaches! and further more Bertrand is a wheelchair user and an architect! Too much to be true but it is real!

The other thing that I found out is that I am not alone now on this on getting disabled citizens to the beaches. In France there is a whole organization run by disables potential swimmers and tourists! Please go to and find out the wonderful work that there are doing!
During the conference there was an exhibition taking place where products and services that are beeing used to make a beach accessible were demonstrated.

As you can see in this picture the idea of accessibility to the beaches is stuck into my mind! Here I am at the exhibition with Mr. Robert Guiglion (left) the director of the tiralo Mr. Patrick Baillet of the Mobi -mat accessible corridors (up right) Mrs Anna Koukoudea civil engineer and her cousin Sissi Klapanara are the other two greeks attending this conference.

Here I am with the Mayor of Marseillan at the accessible beach. The weather is hot but windy!

Anna is tesing tiralo and she seems satisfied!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Tourisme durable.

I have just come back from Marseillan a Plage, a lovely town at the South of France, nearby Montpellier where a conferance about "Tourisme Durable" took place. Information about lovely people and a lot of information about accessible beaches are going to posted right here.... Keep reading this site... You will be not disappointed!