(last updated: February, 5th 2014)


In France, Marseille is the second largest city and the oldest, it was founded around 600 BC by Greek sailors from Phocaea under the name of Massalia. Mediterranean crossroads of civilizations, its population is cosmopolitan.

The Symposium is hosted by Aix Marseille University (AMU), its history dates back to the nineteenth century. The various components of the university are spread over several geographical sites, mainly in the cities of Marseille and Aix en Provence. The Symposium will be held in the administrative campus of Faculty of Sciences (see Google Map below, Map of the campus, pictures on the left): Faculté des Sciences – AMU, 3 Place Victor Hugo (nearby the railways station “Saint Charles”).

The city of Marseille is quite well served by public transport (bus, tramway and metro). Keep in mind that a single ticket can be used for one hour for a travel in the same direction with changes of means of transportation (bus, metro, tramway).


In order to make substantial savings on the cost of traveling to Marseille, know that this city can be reached by direct flights (without passing through Paris) and several low cost companies serve this destination. We invite you to view information about the web page of airport : Marseille-Provence Airport, Airlines' List. From the airport, take the bus shuttle to Marseille (every 20 minutes from 4:30 to 23:30, the travel lasts about 30 minutes, the price is about 9 €). Hence, you will arrive at "gare Saint-Charles", which is also a railway station, and from there you will easily reach your hotel by taxi or subway (we will help you if needed).