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Cercle Mess de la Base de Défense de Marseille
Vieux Port

Fort Ganteaume
2 boulevard Charles Livon
13007 Marseille

Free Parking


Cercle Mess de Marseille is located in the heart of the charming French city's ancient harbor area, of Marseille Vieux Port. You will enjoy stroll in the picturesque streets and bask in the balmy Mediterranean weather, taking time to duck into local shops and sip a cappuccino at an outdoor café.

Marseille, European Capital of Culture in 2013, is the winner of the prestigious 2014 Urbanism Awards  and becomes The European City of the Year, Award discerned by The Academy of Urbanism of London

Venue to the conference center

From the central station “Saint Charles”:
At the stoppoint : MARSEILLE - SAINT CHARLES
Take the line : M1 METRO LA ROSE-LA FOURRAGERE
Direction : MARSEILLE - LA FOURRAGERE
go to : MARSEILLE - VIEUX PORT
Duration : 3min
Walk to the stoppoint "MARSEILLE - METRO VIEUX PORT"
Duration : 7min
At the stoppoint : MARSEILLE - METRO VIEUX PORT
Take the line : 82 PHARO CATALANS-EUROMED ARENC
Direction : MARSEILLE - PHARO CATALANS
go to : MARSEILLE - LE PHARO
Duration : 8min
Take the route "BOULEVARD CHARLES LIVON" 46m
Arrival to 2 BOULEVARD CHARLES LIVON (MARSEILLE)





Getting around in the city

Please visit the RTM website for maps, route, traveller's guide and more...

Download the public transportation network map

to Marseille

By plane
Marseille-Provence International Airport (IATA: MRS) is located about 30 km from Marseille. Buses, taxis and now train connect in less than 30 minutes. Shuttle services from other European cities have made more places available from Marseille. By train
The main train station is Marseille St. Charles. It is well-linked to the rest of the city, as the two subway lines and many buses stop there. It is a short walk away from the Canebière and the Old Port. Beware that the station is located on a small hill : if you decide to go the station by foot, you will have to climb a series of steps that could prove very unappealing, especially if you carry heavy pieces of luggage.
Marseille has TGV lines to Paris (3 hours) and Lyon (1 hour 45), Nice (2 hours), Strasbourg (5 hour 35), Frankfurt (7 hour 45), Geneva (3 hours 30) and to Brussels (5 hours).
From Barcelona, there is a connection to Cerbère, from which there are regular trains to Marseille; also a night train. By bus
Eurolines has many connections all over Europe. From Marseille there are at least direct connections to Barcelona, Prague and Tangier. The bus station is next to the main train station, the St. Charles Station at Rue Honnorat. You get access through Platform N in the train station. There is also a temporary office at Platform N. There is also an Eurolines office on the 3 Allée Léon Gambetta; If you walk down the big stairs on the southside of the station, follow the road until you come to a squarelike intersection. The office is on your left hand. By car
Marseille is very well connected to most French cities through numerous highways. As always in France those highways are expensive but practical, comfortable and fast. Marseille is around 8 hours from Paris by car, 2 hours from Nice, 1h30 from Montpellier, 4 hours from Toulouse and 3 hours from Lyon. However, be aware that driving in the city centre is a nightmare - park your car somewhere safe and stick to public transport whenever you can. By boat
Marseille has a big harbour. There are direct ferry routes from Marseille to Corsica (Ajaccio, Bastia…), Algeria (Oran, Alger…) and Tunisia (Tunis, Sfax). There are several piers at the harbour, so it is advisable to check well in advance from which pier you are departing.

 

 



Chairpersons : Isabelle Berbezier (Im2np, CNRS, Marseille, France) and Maurizio De Crescenzi, (University di Roma II Tor Vergata, Italy)