PASCAL Bootcamp 2010
Marseille, 5-13 July
Marseille

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Marseille, located on the mediterranean coast, is the main city of southern France. Founded by greek seamen 26 centuries ago, Marseille is nowadays the first french and mediterranean port. The city uses to enjoy a hot summer, with an average temperature of 25 degrees in July. The city has also been designated European Capital of Culture 2013. For more informations, see the tourist office
website.


Bootcamp Site

Classrooms. Courses will be located in classroom BU1 (building number 6 on this campus map) on the Saint-Charles campus situated next to the train station, and to the subway station St-Charles (see Marseille tramway and subway map).Missing Image

Accomodation.
10 rooms for 4 each people have been booked from July 5th to July 13th at Vertigo 2 hotel (page on hostelworld), located 38, rue Fort Notre-Dame, close to the underground stations Vieux-Port and Estrangin-Prefecture. The travel to St-Charles campus will last 15 minutes. The hotel is also located 15 minutes from the Cours Julien area and its numerous bars and restaurants. This accomodation is totally financed by PASCAL network. Of course, you can book another hotel, but, in this case, fees are not covered by PASCAL. Please inform us as soon as possible if you choose your own hotel. Breakfeast are included at the hotel, and lunch are included (except for sunday) at the university restaurant at St-Charles. Note that towels and dinners are at your own expense.

How to come to Marseille?

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By air.
The Marseille-Provence Airport is located at 25km of the city center. It proposes daily flights to the major european airports. The list of destinations is available here. A bus shuttle connects every 20 minutes the airport to the center-town (and more precisely to Saint-Charles train station). The shuttle one-way ticket costs 8.50 euros.



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By train
. Marseille (St. Charles Railway Station) is easily reachable by train from most of the french cities, but also from Brussels and Geneve. For more information, please refer to the site of french railway company.



Missing ImageBy road. Because of numerous traffic and parking difficulties in the center of Marseille, we strongly advise the participants against coming with their car. Anyway, there are 3 motorways that go directly to the city :

  • From the north motorway (A7) towards the airport, Lyon and Aix-en-Provence ; exit at : Saint Charles Station, Porte d'Aix
  • From the coastal motorway (A55) towards the airport, Lyon, Aix-en-Provence, Fos and Barcelona ; exit at : Joliette, Vieux Port (Old Port)
  • From the east motorway (A50) towards Toulon, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Genoa ; nearest exit at place Castellane, Rond Point du Prado
  • The Prado Carénage Tunnel connects the north coastline motorway (A55) to the east motorway (A50)

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