Conference venue

CMMR 2013 is hosted by the Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique of Marseille.
The oral sessions, poster sessions and some demo sessions will be held in the Joseph Aiguier CNRS Campus.


Conference venue address:
Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique (Laboratory of Mechanics and Acoustics)
31 chemin Joseph-Aiguier 13009 Marseille

The Groupe des Laboratoires de Marseille is located in the 9th district of Marseille.


From Marseille-Marignane airport

Take the shuttle bus that will drive you to Saint-Charles Railway Station (Gare Saint Charles) (from 6:10 am to 10:50 pm; departure every 20 minutes). Duration of the trip is roughly 25 minutes (can be longer in case of heavy traffic at rush hours).

From Saint-Charles railway station

Take subway line #2 towards “Sainte Marguerite / Dromel” and go either to Rond-point du Prado or to the end of the line: Sainte Marguerite - Dromel.

From subway stations

- Rond-point du Prado : take bus #21 to station Michelet Bonneaude.
- Sainte Marguerite - Dromel : take bus #48 to station AIGUIER C.N.R.S. 


Visitor parking is available on the Campus.

Access map

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The Marseille Metro and Bus Network

Marseille has two metro (underground/subway) lines. M1, the blue line, runs roughly east to west and back in a broad loop. M2, the red line, runs roughly north to south.
Both have stops at the main train station, Marseille Saint Charles, and they also intersect further south at Castellane. They are criss-crossed by a network of over 30 bus routes and two tram lines.
Click here for a list of maps of the Marseille metro, bus and tram network. The system is clean, cheap, regular and fully integrated, and the good news for summer visitors is that it is all air-conditioned. Announcements in the metro are now made in English as well as in French.
Since April 2013, the metro service has been extended. Trains now run until 1.00am all through the week and some bus and tram routes run until midnight-1.00am. Click here for a list of Marseille's night buses and trams with timetables and here for a map of Marseille's night transport network.
The RTM (La Régie des Transports de Marseille, or Marseille Transport Authority) offers a bewildering range of tickets and tarifs. Full details are available on the RTM website (in French only). There follows a summary of the best ones for visitors.
bullet blue A single-journey ticket (ticket solo) can be bought on board the buses, and from machines at metro and tramway stops or from an accredited vendor. As with most urban transport systems, the tickets are cheaper if you buy them beforehand, either in a metro station or accredited outlet, than if you get them as you board the bus. One ticket solo allows unlimited travel for one hour, with the restriction of one metro journey. There is also a two-journey ticket which offers the same rate per trip.
bullet blue The Carte 10 Voyages is slightly cheaper: it offers ten journeys and the same card can be used by several people travelling together.
bullet blue Also good value are the one-day and three-day passes allowing unlimited travel on the RTM network.
bullet blue A City Pass aimed at tourists offers an all-in package including free entry to 15 museums, a boat trip to the Château d'If, a trip to Notre-Dame de la Garde on the Petit Train and unlimited travel on the metro, buses and tramways. It is valid for one or two days. Book the Marseille City pass online here.

(Information taken from the website Marseille - Provence)

Good to know

Internet Access

During the conference, an access to the wireless campus network will be available to the delegates. This network covers the whole campus area. The wifi code will be included in your registration pack. Staff and students of French education and research institutions can use their eduroam access.

France Phone code

The international phone code for France is +33.


Meteo a Marseille Provence (MRS)

Current weather in Marseille.
Marseille has a Mediterranean climate, a more detailed climate description can be found here.


Daylight saving time is used in France. During CMMR 2013, Marseille will be in "summer time", or UTC+1. The current time in France can be found at World Time Server.


The currency is Euro (EUR, €). See for example Yahoo's Currency Converter to check out the exchange rates. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, restaurants, and hotels. Cash can be withdrawn with credit cards from ATM machines.

Electrical Plug/Outlet and Voltage Information

french power socket Socket type: Europlug, 50 Hz, 220 - 240 V.