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Marseille. Marseille, historic and sunny city  2600 years of history  320 days of sunshine per year  1st urbanized city in France  A world capital.

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2 Marseille, historic and sunny city  2600 years of history  320 days of sunshine per year  1st urbanized city in France  A world capital of water  A modern international airport with the 1st low-cost terminal  Coastline of 57 km including 24 km of Calanques  Marseille’s port : 1st in France and in the Mediterranean

3 Local map

4 Accessibility In town  A new and modern tramway for the city  Saint Charles railway station  A performant transport : metro lines and buses provide connections to all parts of the city and Airport  Marseille ports : regular sea links, cruises and yachting harbors Marseille is connected to….  3 speedways for Spain, Italy and North Europe  Many cities in 37 countries in the World from Marseille Airport  Paris by the high speed train TGV Mediterranean in 3 hours  Aix-en-Provence and Luberon (1hour)

5 Marseille & its meeting facilities Prestigious venues in Marseille  Palais du Pharo (dinner : 180 > 500 persons)  Borély Racecourse and golf (dinner : 250 > 1000 persons)  Opera (cocktail : 200 persons)  Degaby and Château d’If Islands (dinner 250 persons)  Boats to rent : 20 > 250 persons Prestigious venues around Marseille  Aix-en-Provence : Casino, Cézanne Workshop and bastide,  Le Castellet circuit  Wine properties : wine tasting and dinners  Camargue’s bastides (bulls)  Ancient stone pits of Baux de Provence  Popes’ Palace in Avignon (dinner : 700 persons) Parc Chanot  The Exhibition Park : sqm  The Convention Centre :15000 sqm Palais du Pharo : Imperial residence  Auditorium : 900 seats  Exhibition Hall of 1000 sqm and meeting rooms Other major meeting facilities…  Marseille Provence Metropole : Auditorium 300 seats  World Trade Centre Marseille : exhibition spaces and meeting rooms (1200 sqm)

6 Marseille’s leisure choices Do not miss the seasonal activities… Summer :  Marseille Festival (exhibition, dance, theater, concert)  Pétanque Mondial championship (game of bowls) : Borély park and Old Port  Beach Soccer and Salsa Festival (Prado beaches), and Free ride cup  International race boats, Jazz festivals  Sept – Oct : International Trade Fair, Fiesta des Suds ( concerts ), semi Marathon Marseille-Cassis  Winter : Christmas markets : Provence santons and creches Available all year long…  Historic buildings : Notre Dame de la Garde Basilique, St Victor Abbey, Palais du Pharo, La Major Cathedral  Museums : Cantini (Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti), Contemporary Art Museums ( “MAC” César, Arman, Warhol), Faience, Fashion, Natural History,...  Estaque Village : painted by Cézanne, Braque, Renoir  Cultural premises : Opera, concerts halls (Dôme), dance, theatres, sports (Vélodrome Stadium soccer and rugby, Open 13 in Palais des Sports)  Nature : Calanques, islands, beaches and parks, Garlaban Pagnol hill

7 Incentive activities  Nautical races, scuba diving and fishing  Golf, rock-climbing, petanque competitions, hiking, ATV  City pedestrian rallies, treasure hunts, murder parties  Cultural visits, Provence wine and food tasting, artistic challenges


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