Hotels & Travel


The official hotel booking agency for this Academy is Accorhotels. As a Spring Academy participant you can enjoy a discounted rate on ten hotels located close to the Academy venue (Palais du Pharo, 58 Boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille). Please contact Accorhotels to confirm your booking, all hotel reservations must be guarantee with a credit card on the first day of the stay.

Cancellation policy

To change an existing reservation or cancel the reservation, please contact the hotel. The contact telephone number and e-mail address can be found in the reservation confirmation e-mail.

The hotel will charge the fee for one night if the booking is cancelled prior to three days (18:00 local time) before arrival. When the booking is cancelled or modified after that time, the amount due is non refundable, therefore 100% of the fee will be charged.

Travel to Marseille

Marseille Provence Airport has good direct connections with many European cities, as well as over 25 flights a day between Paris and Marseille if you are unable to fly direct.

Travel from the airport to Marseille

By bus
There is a shuttle bus, Navette Aéroport from Marseille Provence Airport to Marseille-Saint-Charles train station that leaves every 15 minutes and will take around 25 minutes. The bus ticket will cost you €8.30 for a single or €13.40 for a round trip.

By train
There are direct trains from Marseille Provence Airport (Vitrolles Aéroport train station) to Saint-Charles train station every 40 minute. The ticket price is €5.10 and takes less than 20 minutes. There is a free shuttle bus from the Airport to Vitrolles Aéroport Train Station.

By taxis
Several taxi services operate from the airport. Make sure to travel with a regulated one. The average fare is around €65 and should take 20 minutes.

Travelling around Marseille

There are two metro lines in Marseille, both crossing in Saint-Charles train station.  From Saint-Charles train station to the Academy venue, take the metro line M1, direction ‘La Fourragere’ stopping at ‘Vieux Port’. From there bus lines 82 or 82S will take you to the Palais du Pharo stopping at ‘le Pharo’. 

The ticket price for the bus and metro is €1.60 (purchased from a ticket vending machine) or €1.90 (purchased on board).

A taxi from Saint-Charles station to the venue will cost around €15.