MICCAI 2004 will be held at
du Grand Large at Saint-Malo in Brittany, France and the post-conference
Workshops will be held in Rennes on September 30.
is a large peninsula, bordered to the north by the English Channel and
to the west and the south by the Atlantic Ocean. Hundreds of bays, inlets,
and islands shelter the fishing boats that have sustained Bretons for
is the capital of Brittany and, together with Lannion and Saint-Malo,
is part of what is known as the French "Telecom-Valley", since
most of the major players of the country's telecommunications industry
have a site in this region (e.g., Alcatel, France-Télécom,
Ville de Saint-Malo - Service Communication
- Photo : Manuel Clauzier
is a corsair city (a corsair is a kind of official "pirate,"
hired by the king) and the home city of Jacques Cartier, the discoverer
of Canada. The city is located on the north coast of Brittany, close to
the Mont Saint-Michel and to Rennes. Saint-Malo is often compared to a
great vessel preparing to set out to sea, always searching renewal and
Every street corner, every shore recalls the city's legendary past, along
the innumerable walks and seafront promenades. More than two and a half
million visitors come here every year from all over the world to appreciate
this exceptional site and its special atmosphere.
A great variety of nautical activities are to be found here. And so as
not to do things by halves, Saint-Malo is well-known as an international
sailing capital: "la Route du Rhum", one of the biggest
transoceanic race in the world, starts from the corsair city.
Close to Saint-Malo, the Mont Saint-Michel, also known as the "Wonder
of the Western World", is one of Brittany's best-known attractions.
Surrounded by the most powerful tides in Europe, perched high on a rocky
island, this medieval city and its abbey are a
UNESCO World Cultural and
Natural Heritage Site.
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