Congress Venue

The VIIth MEMC will take place at the 'Palais des Congrès et des Expositions de Marseille'.

Just a few minutes from the Prado beaches and the Old Port, the Parc benefits from an exceptional location in the centre of one of the largest metropolitan areas in Southern Europe.

The TGV station is less than 10 minutes away and it takes 35 minutes to reach the city from Marseille Provence international airport.

 Entrance  Auditorium  Posters



The Congress Venue is located outside the 'Rond Point du Prado' Metro Station (M2 Line).

By bus

Several buses stop in front of the 'Palais des Congrès et des Expositions de Marseille':

  • Line 19 & 21: Departing from the 'Place Castellane'. 5 minutes to reach the 'Rond Point du Prado' stop.
  • Line 83: Departing from the Vieux-Port (Old Harbour), this line follows the seaside to reach the 'Rond Point du Prado' 30 minutes later. Beware of the traffic jam that are frequent on this line during rush hours (7:00-9:00 and 17:00-19:00). Take this line if you stay in the Novotel, Sofitel View-Port, as well as New Hotel of Marseille and Concorde Palm Beach Hotels. 

By metro

From the Vieux-Port (12 min): Hotels are mainly located around the Vieux-Port. To reach the 'Rond Point du Prado', you must take the M1 Line (direction: 'La Fourragère'), stop at 'Castellane' then take the M2 Line (direction: 'Sainte-Marguerite Dromel') and stop at 'Rond Point du Prado'".  

From the Marseille Saint Charles Railway Station (10 min), take the M2 Line (direction: 'Sainte-Marguerite Dromel') and stop at 'Rond Point du Prado'.

By car

> 3 motorways link Marseille to Spain, Italy and Northern Europe.

  • • The A7-A51 northwards (Autoroute du Nord): Aix, Lyon, Paris, Brussels. 
  • • The A55 coastal motorway (Autoroute du Littoral): Arles, Montpellier, Toulouse, Barcelona.
  • • The A50 eastwards (Autoroute de l'Est): Toulon, Nice, Milan, Turin, Genoa.

The Venue has an onsite car parking of 2,000 parking spaces which is available to delegates. 

>> Access map from the Venue's website (french)



Palais des Congrès et des Expositions de Marseille
SAFIM - Parc Chanot
Rond Point du Prado
13008 Marseille, France
Internet Address:
Telephone: +33 4 91 76 16 00 

[Last update: Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013]



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