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Event: ESMINT Congress 2024
ID Code: 41356AF
Travel Valid Period: August 28, 2024 to September 13, 2024
Event Location: Marseille

Please visit the event website or access directly through this link.

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Travel from the Marseille Provence Airport

The Marseille Provence Airport is located northwest of the city, around 27km away from the center. The airport has two terminals known as MP1 and MP2.

To go to Marseille City Center


70€ to 100€ (it is an average price but could be more depending on the traffic, time of the day and bank holidays)


Runs every 15’ from the airport to the train station “Gare Saint Charles” from 4:50 AM till 0:10 AM – Price: 10€ one way or 16€ roundtrip.

How to get to the shuttle:

  • Walk up to the front of Hall A (see map)
  • Buy a ticket at the ticket desk
  • Hop on the shuttle. It takes around 25mn to go from the airport to the train station.

Read here more details on the shuttle.

Upon arrival at “Gare St Charles” – train station

To go to your hotel

  • By Taxi – Follow the sign “Taxi/Métro” (down the elevator)
  • By Public transportation RTM – “Métro” (down one more floor by escalator)
    Both metro lines stop at “Gare Saint Charles” (Train station)
    The metro runs from 5 AM till 0:30 AM
    Buy either a single ticket at the vending machine (on the left side at the bottom of the 2nd escalator): 1,70€/ ticket, 10 trips card: 15€

To go to the Palais du Pharo Convention Center

  • By Taxi
  • By Public transportation:
    Métro line 1 (blue), direction “La Fouragère”
    Exit at the 2nd stop: “Vieux Port Hôtel de Ville”
    Once at the metro station, follow the sign “Sortie Vieux Port”,
    go up the escalator and then you have 2 solutions:

    • Walk to the Pharo (10mn) following the Harbor (left side facing the sea).
    • Catch a bus: 82 (Bus stop on the side of the old port) exit Pharo Catalan

About the venue Palais du Pharo

Address: 58 Boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille

The conference will be held at the Palais du Pharo convention centre, ideally located at the entrance of the Old Port close to the city centre. This landmark monument of Marseille was built in the second half of the 19th century by Napoleon III for the Empress Eugénie. Today, the historical palace and its modern extension provide over 7000 m2 of meeting facilities, including a 900-seat auditorium, 15 smaller meeting rooms with up to 300 seats, exhibition spaces and a large area for catering, including a terrace overlooking the Old Port.

About Marseille

Marseille, set on the Mediterranean coast, is the second-largest city in France, and also the oldest one, its foundation by Greek merchants dating back to 600 BC. It has been an important European trading centre and remains France’s largest port for commerce, freight and cruise ships. It offers numerous cultural, architectural and artistic sights, spanning the 26 centuries of its history. The city was European Capital of Culture in 2013 and European Capital of Sport in 2017 and will host the 2024 Sailing Olympic and Paralympic Games. Marseille is surrounded by a mountainous coastal area, which includes the nearby Calanques National Park, and is known for its 300 days of sunshine per year.

Palais du Pharo in Marseille.