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A variety of accommodation around the Vieux-Port (Old-Harbor) of Marseille is available. 
A department of  Tourism Office of Marseille can help you booking an hotel room close to the conference site. Please visit the website : http://www.marseille-tourisme.com/en/

Hotels in the close vicinity of our event location (Old Port) can also be found directly through Marseille reservation center website.

If you select the accommodation by yourself, please keep in mind the distance from the fort Ganteame where the NANOSEA2014 conference will be held (including lunches, posters and wine tasting at the posters sessions, late Tuesday and Thursday evening).
It is recommended to book your hotel room as soon as possible because July is a crowded season in Marseille!

Below, please find a selection (sorted from 5 star rating to 1):

InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu
1 Place Daviel, 13002 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0) 4 13 42 42 42
Price starts at 275€

About Marseille

Located on the southeast Mediterranean coast of France, Marseille is the capital of the state "Provence-Alps & French Riviera (PACA)" and the second largest city in France, after Paris, with a population of 853,000. The urban area and metropolitan area of Marseille extends beyond the city limits (and notably towards the old university town of "Aix-en-Provence", with a population of around 1.6 million [see more].
Marseille is sometimes considered as the oldest city in France, as it was founded in 600 BC by Greeks from Phocaea as a trading port under the name "Massalia (or Massilia)". The city's main thoroughfare, the wide boulevard called the "Canebière, stretches eastward from the "Vieux Port" to the "Réformés" quarter. Two large forts flank the entrance to the "Vieux-Port" & "Fort Saint-Nicolas" on the south side and "Fort Saint-Jean" on the north. Further out in the Bay of Marseille is the "Frioul" archipelago which comprises four islands, of which, If, is the location of "Château d'If", made famous by the Alexandre Dumas novel "The Count of Monte Cristo". To the south west are the hills dominated by the famous basilica of "Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde".

Marseille has a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm to hot, mostly dry summers. July and August are the hottest months, averaging temperatures of around 30 °C (86 °F) during the day and 19 °C (66 °F) at night.

Old Port of Marseille
The Old Port of Marseille is located at the end of the Canebière. It has been the natural harbour of Marseille since antiquity and is now the main popular place in Marseille, mainly pedestrian since 2013.
In 600 BC, Greek settlers from Phocaea landed in the Lacydon, a rocky Mediterranean cove, now the site of the Old Port of Marseille. They set up a trading post or emporion in the hills on the northern shore. Until the nineteenth century the Old Port remained the centre of maritime activity in Marseille. In the Middle Ages the land at the far end of the port was used to cultivate hemp (or cannabis) for the local manufacture of rope for mariners, which is the origin of the name of the main thoroughfare of Marseille, the Canebière.
Points of interest around the Old Port
St. Victor's Abbey, on the south side of the Old Port, one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in France.
the Phare de Sainte Marie, a lighthouse.
the Canebière, situated at the far end of the Old Port on the Quai des Belges.
the Hôtel de Ville (town hall).
the historic ferry, plying between opposite sides of the Old Port.
the Roman Dock Museum.
the Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (Museum of European and Mediterranean civilizations)
If you want to swim..., the easiest way is via the "Corniche J.F. Kennedy" (cliff road). Take line no. 83 starting from the "Vieux Port", direction "Rond Point du Prado". Depending on the traffic, after 15-30mn, hop off at the "Prado" beaches, near the reproduction of the "David" (statue) of Michelangelo.
The metro line 2 to "Rond Point du Prado" and the bus no. 19 will also drive you to "Escale Borély" and "la Pointe Rouge" for beaches bordered by bars and restaurants.
Water Taxi
Vieux-Port / la Pointe Rouge Water Taxi
from March,  direct link Vieux-Port - Pointe Rouge in 40 minutes without traffic.
Vieux-Port / Estaque Water Taxi
From April, direct link Vieux-Port - l'Estaque in 40 minutes without traffic.
- 1 Trip.…………….3€
1h30 of connections with Bus, Metro or Tram.
Ticket exclusively available on board. Consider buying several tickets if you make a roundtrip with connections with the Metro for example. More information

Sofitel- Marseille Vieux-Port
36 Boulevard Charles Livon, Le Pharo - Îles du Frioul, 13007 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0) 4 91 15 59 00
Price starts at 185€

Grand Tonic Hotel Marseille
43 Quai des Belges, 13001 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 91 55 67 46
Price starts at 82€

Hotel Alizée
35 Quai Des Belges, 13001 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 91 33 66 97;
Price starts at 89€

Mama Shelter: Created by the Trigano family (the founders of the famous Club Med) and Philippe Starck (the designer), Mama Shelter has become the vanguard for a new type of boutique hotel.
With ultra connected 127 rooms (free wifi & I Mac 26’’), a live stage, the long bar and the simple cuisine created by famous chef Alain Senderens and Jerome Banctel and 3 meeting rooms equipped with the latest technologies, Mama Shelter is the perfect place to organize all kind of meeting and professional events (team building, incentives, conferences…).
Negotiated rates at 119 € single category
Reservations : 0825 00 62 62    
Precise code NANOSEA

Hotel Hermes
2 Rue Bonneterie, 13002 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 96 11 63 63
Price starts at 89€

New Hotel Vieux Port
3 bis, rue Reine-Elisabeth, 13001 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 91 99 23 23;
Price starts at 85€

Hotel Edmond Rostand
31 rue Dragon, 13001 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 91 37 74 95
Price starts at 80€

Kyriad Marseille Centre Paradis-Prefecture
115 et 117, rue Paradis, Castellane et Préfecture, 13006 Marseille
Ph : (+33) 4 96 10 06 10
Price starts at 72€

Hotel Ibis Budget Marseille Vieux Port
46 rue Sainte, 13001 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)8 92 68 05 82
Price starts at 62€

Première Classe Marseille Centre Ville
13 Rue Lafon, Castellane et Préfecture, 13006 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)8 92 68 05 82
Price starts at 62€

Appart'City Marseille Euromed
118-120 rue de Ruffi, 13003 Marseille
Ph : (+33) 0)4 57 38 37 13
Price starts at 39€!

Hotel Montgrand
50, rue Montgrand, 13006 Marseille
Ph : (+33) (0)4 91 00 35 20;
Price starts at 60€




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