A passport valid for at least six months beyond the planned date of travel is required. For inhabitants of the European Union a passport valid till the date of return is required.
Since December 21, 2007, France is part of the Schengen Area, a zone without controls on internal borders which comprises of 28 countries. Third-country nationals may enter France if they are in possession of a valid travel document and a visa (if required). Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 includes the lists of third countries whose nationals must possess valid visas to cross external borders, and of countries whose nationals are exempt from this obligation.
You can find additional information about travel document requirements for your country here.
All prices for the congress are in Euros. The local currency in France is Euro. Credit cards or debit cards are generally accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops and some taxis. You can also use ATM’s to get cash.
Electricity in France is 220 volts, 50 Hz AC. The electrical outlets require Type C European plugs (with round pins). Sometimes you’ll find Type E plugs – but Type C plugs also work in these outlets so you are fine if you have an adapter that will work for the Type C plug type.
In the beginning of the summer (June), temperatures range from around 20°C to 25°C. Rainfall during this season is very low. June is a good time to visit Marseille as it’s not too hot or wet. For the actual weather, click here: Marseille
Office de Tourisme et des Congrès de Marseille
Website Tourist Information
Transportation by metro, tram or bus in Marseille is very easy, convenient and fast. You may purchase your metro/tram/bus ticket in a vending machine at the metro/tram/bus stops or inside the tram.
For more information about metro/trams/bus transportation in Marseille please visit these websites:
Transportation Marseille On this website you find also the maps for bus or train of Marseille.
Emergency calls from phone boxes are free of charge.
The Airport Marseille Provence is situated at the outskirts of the Marseille (25 km from the center). It offers direct connections to many European cities, as well as beyond the borders of Europe. The detailed flight schedule is available at Airport Marseille Timetable
Public bus transfers from Marseille Airport to Marseille Center and vice versa are available every 15 minutes. It takes around 25 minutes drive.
Cost are € 8.30 for a one way ticket. You can buy your ticket on www.navettemarseilleaeroport.com
Practically anywhere in the city it may prove tricky to find a convenient parking place. So public transport is often the easy option for local motorists.
TGV. (French: ‘Train à Grande Vitesse’ or ‘High-Speed Train’)
The fast track to explore France. It’s an experience!
There is one word to describe TGV. Fast! The world speed record holder, it zips from city to city at up to 322 kph (201 mph). With Paris as its hub, this high-speed French network interconnects throughout Europe making it an attractive alternative to the plane. From Paris to Marseille in only 3 hours and 52 minutes! For planning your trip click here.