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The destination: Marseille

Marseille, a port city in the south of France, has been a crossroads for trade and immigration since its foundation by the Greeks around 600 BC. The city, full of art and culture, has many wonders to share. With its 26 centuries of history, it combines tradition and modernity. The city is deeply marked by its past and is constantly digging up the remains of all the cities that have been built on top of each other over the centuries. 

Access information detailed on the Marseille tourisme office website here


Marseille Provence airport
116 direct airlines operated by 31 airlines and connecting 25 countries including:

  • 20 daily flights Paris/Marseille (flight length: 1h15)
  • 40 regular low-cost destinations in France, Europe and Morocco
  • 8 long-haul destinations in Canada, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean, Africa ...

Connections between Marseille city centre / Airport :
Marseille to the airport / Departure from St Charles railway station 
Shuttle service every 20 minutes from 4.30 to 23.30

From the airport to Marseille
Shuttle service every 15 minutes from 4.10 to 0.10
After 0.10, additional coach services are organized accorded to scheduled flight arrivals. Journey time: 25 minutes – direct by motorway

Taxi service :
24h/24 – Tel: + 33 (0)6 25 23 13 19/(0)4 42 14 24 44 - fax : + 33 (0)4 42 88 04 77 - www.taxis-aeroport.com
Between the airport and the city centre, the fare is about 50€ in the daytime and about 60€ at night. (Night fare is from 19.00 to 7.00 and sundays and holidays from 00.00 to midnight)


Saint-Charles railway station
Direct access to the metro 1 et 2, bus n°49

A railroad system in high evolution
200 daily trains / The new Mediterranean high speed train (TGV) : Marseille – Paris in 3 hours

17 TGV Méditerranée Paris/Marseille per day (3 hours)
Links between the main railway stations of Europe and Marseille

SNCF - www.sncf.com / OUIGO between Paris and Marseille via Lyon (low prices) - www.ouigo.com

Sea / boat

Port Autonome
23, Place de la Joliette - BP 1965  13002
T: + 33 (0)4 91 39 40 00   Fax: + 33 (0)4 91 39 57 00

First of France and in the  Méditerranean, third oil port in the world

  • 200 regular sea links
  • 100 million de tons of annual traffic
  • 1 315 000  cruisers in 2014


A dense motorway system: 3 highways (East / North / Coastline) connecting Spain, Italy, and Northern Europe come together at Marseille. The city is less than one hour away from Camargue, the heart of Provence and two hours from the French Riviera.

  • Nord A51 (A7) (towards the airport, Aix, Lyon)
    Access: St Charles railway station, Porte d’Aix
  • Littoral A55 (towards the airport, Aix, Fos, Lyon, Montpellier, Barcelona )
    Access: Joliette, Old Port
  • Est A50 ( towards Cassis, Toulon, Nice, Genova)
    Access: Avenue de Toulon, Bd Rabatau

Tunnels :

Prado-Carénage tunnel : Connects the South of the city and the East highway to the center and the North of the city via  the Old Port Tunnel and the West Coast highway. The rate : 2,80€

Prado Sud Tunnel : Connects, in the North, the Prado Carénage Tunnel, the highway A50 and the districts of Menpenti, Castellane, Timone ; The 2nd Prado and the boulevard Michelet, in the South. The Rate : 1,70€

Prado Sud Tunnel + Prado Carénage Tunnel : 4,50€

Get to the congress site : Marseille Chanot

Located in the city center, easily accessible from the airport and the train station:

Marseille Chanot

14 Rond-Point du Prado
13008 Marseille

+33 (0)4 91 76 90 60


International and European Protocol

Depending on the nationality and the duration of the stay in France, it may be necessary to obtain a visa from their nearest French Consulate before leaving home.

Additional information

  • For citizens of European Union countries, Switzerland and Monaco a current valid identity card is sufficient.
  • The fee for a short-stay visa (less than 3 months) is 60€.
  • Citizens of Bosnia, Georgia, Moldavia, Russia and Ukraine have applications fees of 35€ for short-stay visas.
  • A visa is waived for the citizens of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Antigua-&-Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chili, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong,  Israel, Japan, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Salvador, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea,  Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Should you need a visa, apply to the French consulate in your country.
Details of the addresses can be found on the website of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs





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