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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 of water A modern international airport with the 1st low-cost terminal Coastline of 57 km including 24 km of Calanques

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    1. Marseille

    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 : 170000 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