Practical information

Conference venue

Palais des Congrès – Parc Chanot
Porte A
Rond-Point du Prado
13008 Marseille, France
Subway Line 2 « Rond Point du Prado » Station

Plan d'accès au Parc Chanot

By plane

Air France - KLM

Air France - KLM Global Meetings

  • Event ID: 10129AF
  • Valid for travel from 08/10/2010 to 18/10/2010

Discounts are applied to a wide range of airfares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide, if passengers are travelling on the following classes of travel: Espace Affaires [Business] and Economique [Coach].

10% rebate is applied on published non-restrictive public fares. A reduction of -5% is granted on restrictive-discounted fares.

Use the website of this event or visit to

  • access the preferential fares granted for this event,
  • make your online reservation,
  • issue your electronic ticket*,
  • select your seat**,
  • and print your boarding card**.

If you buy your ticket via Air France and KLM Global Meetings website, your electronic ticket will carry a special mention which justifies the application of the preferential fares.

Should you prefer to process your reservations and ticket-purchase directly with an Air France and KLM sales outlet, you must keep this current document which serves to justify the application of the preferential airfares: download

Keep the document to justify the special fares with you as you may be asked for it at any point of your journey.

* not available in certain countries
** subject to conditions

The international airport Marseille-Marignane is about 25 minutes away from the centre of Marseille. 83 cities in 30 countries directly linked; a link with Paris every half an hour.

Marseille Provence Airport:
Tél. : +33 (0)4 42 14 14 14

For low cost trips: MP2 – Marseille Provence Airport

Shuttles from Airport:

Tél. : +33 (0)4 42 14 31 27 ou +33 (0)4 91 50 59 34
There are shuttles between the Airport and Marseille Saint-Charles Train Station.
Duration of trip: approximately 25 minutes depending on traffic (Departures every 20 minutes)
Rate: around 8.50 Euros

Airport taxis:

Book your taxi by phone: +33 (0)4 42 88 11 44
Approximate rate: around 40 € by day and around 50 € by night

By train

Marseille has a direct fast train connection to Paris (Gare de Lyon – 3 hours), to Paris Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport (3h30).

Marseille Saint-Charles Train Station (SNCF):
Tél. : (+33) 36 35
(Subway / "Métro" Line 2: From “Saint Charles” Station to “Rond Point du Prado” Station)

By car

  • From Fos, Martigues, Arles, Montpellier, Toulouse, Barcelone: Highway A55
  • From Cassis, Toulon, Nice, Milan, Turin, Gènes: Highway A50
  • From Aix en Provence, Lyon, Paris, Bruxelles: Highway A7

In Marseille, Prado-Carénage tunnel gives:

  • a direct link between highways A55 & A50
  • a fast access to Parc Chanot from A55
  • a 5-minute drive only across the city centre

Public car park

« Parc Chanot » car park (day fixed price).

By boat

Marseille Port Autonome proposes frequent shuttles to Corsica, Italy, Sardinia, Tunisia and Algeria.

Port Autonome
61 bd des Dames
13002 Marseille, France
Tél. : (+33) 3260 - Fax : +33 (0)4 91 56 25 86
(Subway / “Métro” Line 2: from “Joliette” to “Rond Point du Prado”)

By bus / subway / tramway / taxi

Subway (line 1 and 2):

First departure time: 5:00 am from all terminus
Last departure time: 22:30 from Monday to Thursday and 0:30 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Subway Line 2 from Bougainville to Sainte-Marguerite-Dromel, « Rond Point du Prado » Station.

Free maps and guides are available at the information desks and in the main subway stations: La Rose, St Just, Réformés, Saint Charles, Vieux Port, Estrangin, Castellane, La Timone, Bougainville, Joliette, Noailles, Rond Point du Prado and Ste Marguerite.

Plan du métro marseillais
Click to enlarge the map

Marseille Public Transportation System (RTM)

There are two metro lines and two tramway lines serving Marseille, as well as an extensive bus service covering the whole city.

Tél. : +33 (0)4 91 91 92 10
Internet :

Bus station « Rond Point du Prado »

Line 21, 22, 22s, 23, 41s, 44, 45, 72, 83

Tramway (2 lines) :

First departure time: 5:00 am from all terminus.
Last departure time: 00:30

Taxis Marseillais:

Tél. : +33 (0)4 91 02 20 20

Tourist information

Marseille Tourist Office
4, La Canebière - 13001 Marseille, France
Tel: +33 (0)4 91 13 89 00 (Subway Line 1: “Vieux-Port” Station)

Discover Marseille

  • By foot: guided visits (with Culture Ministry Guides), around 3h (contact: Tourist Office).
  • By bus with HISTOBUS: commented visits of Marseille main buildings, around 3h (contact: Tourist Office).
  • By little train: two tours «Notre-Dame de la Garde» and «Old Marseille» (contact: Tourist Office).
  • By boat: cruises – Calanques visits (Departure from Vieux Port – Old Harbour).
  • If and Frioul Islands shuttles: regular service. Departure from Vieux Port – Old Harbour.
  • HISTOBOAT: commented visits of Marseille harbour.

(For more information, contact Marseille Tourist Office)

Visit Marseille with the CITYPASS

We propose you the CITYPASS that will allow you to beneficiate of free access to 14 museums in the city, Old Harbour cruise and visit of the Chateau d’If, tour in the tourist trains and free access to public transportation (subway, bus and tramway), all with the same ticket. Here are the prices:

  • Single day: 22 €
  • Two days: 29 €

Museum list

Museum of African, Pacific and Amerindian ArtsDeath Camp Memorial
Museum of the Navy and EconomyMuseum of Natural History
Fashion MuseumMuseum of Marseille Territory
Cantini MuseumGrobet-Labadié Museum
Museum of the Roman DocksMAC Contemporary Galleries
Museum of Mediterranean ArchaeologyMuseum of Delft
Museum of History and Ancient HarbourPalais des Arts

Visits and walks

Guided tours of the city (according to the timetable of Marseille Tourist Office)
Guided visit of the Chateau d’If
Tourist train to Notre Dame de la Garde or to the old city
Boat cruise to the If Island or to the Frioul Islands

All opening hours are available at Marseille Tourist Office

Passport and visa:

Every person entering France should be in possession of a valid passport and/or identification card. Some countries require a visa. Please contact the nearest French Embassy or Consulate to your home for further information. The conference organizers will send out an official letter of invitation upon request to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries. This invitation will not imply any obligation from the Organization to provide any kind of financial contribution. Requests should be made by fax or e-mail and should include the participant’s complete mailing address, fax number, e-mail address and/or professional or student status proof.


For international calls to France, dial the international code followed by 33 and the correspondent's number without the 0. For international calls from France, dial 00 followed by your correspondent’s international code and number.


Electricity used in France is 220 Volts; frequency is 50 Hz and the plugs have two male contact points. Plan to bring an adaptor for your electrical appliances or electronic equipment using different voltage.

Climate and clothing:

The weather in Marseille in October is usually still quite warm and sunny, but temperatures can fall with Mistral wind. Average number of days of sunshine: 300 days per year. The daily temperatures are ranging from 17°C to 25°C. Night temperatures are usually milder between 10°C to 15°C.

Safety and useful telephone numbers:

Do not leave anything valuable in your car that can be seen from outside your car. Please, care for your belongings, as thefts are frequent, as in any other big cities.

Info H1N1 Flue: +33 (0)825 302 302
Emergency Police: +33(0)17
Rescue Services (Firemen): +33(0)18 or +33(0)112
Emergency Rescue Services: +33(0)15 or +33(0)112
Anti-Poisoning Centre: +33 (0)4 91 75 25 25
Lost Things: +33 (0)4 91 14 68 97
Social Rescue Services: +33 (0)4 95 04 58 53
Emergency Practitioner: +33 (0)36 24
Emergency Heart Attack: +33 (0)4 91 49 91 91
Emergency Pharmacy: +33(0)3237
Diving Accident: +33 (0)4 91 74 49 96
Dental Emergency: +33 (0)892 566 766
Traffic Information: +33 (0)800 100 200
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