Predictive Brain Conference at INS - Venue
ABOUT THE VENUE
How to get to Marseille
Marseille is very well connected with most European capitals. There are several daily flights from Paris. The train is also a good and environmental friendly option, only 3 hours from Paris to Marseille Centre.
Where to stay in Marseille
Marseille is a highly valued touristic attraction at the end of September, so you may want to book your hotel early on. We suggest the Vieux Port area tha has many hotels for all types of budgets and has a direct Metro connection to the Timone Hospital and Faculty of Medicine. There are also many AirBnbs in Marseille in the Vieux Port area and in the Cours Julien and Place Jean Jaures area, the most lively places in town.
How to get to the Faculty of Medicine
The Faculty of Medicine is easily reachable by Metro (10 minutes from Vieux port, 15 minutes from the train station). We highly discourage travelling by car or taxi in the city due to heavy traffic.
From the Metro there is a 3 minutes walk to reach the Faculty of Medicine (see plan here).
At the Timone Metro station, after the control gates, you follow Timone Hospital by taking the escalator in front of the gates. At the top of the escalator you take the right exit, pass by the Hospital gate and walk 200m to the Faculty of Medecine. It will be on your left. You walk in and go up to the main building, main hall. There will be signs indicating the Conference directions, look for them if you are lost !
The registration will take place in the main Hall of the Faculty of Medicine.
Conferences will take place in the Toga Amphitheater, just above the main Hall.
Here are the details of the exact location:
Campus Santé Timone, Faculté de Médecine, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, 13005 Marseille, France. (43.289087, 5.401832)
OTHER REASONS TO COME TO MARSEILLE !
Marseille, a sunny seaport in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C.
Today it is possibly one the most multicultural cities in the Mediterranean area.
At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. By the Port stands the Fort Saint Jean, with stunning views on the Mediterranean Sea, the islands (If Castle), reachable by ferry, and an architecturally challenging seafront. Following enormous urban renewal schemes, there are now new trams, museums, designer hotels, galleries, chic restaurants and shops. Besides its famous bouillabaisse (the “gold standard” for fish soup), Marseille hosts an incredibly diversified culinary culture: French, Italian, North African and Central Africa food can be found for all budgets. With 300 days of sunshine a year, sandy beaches, coastal roads and the Calanques National Park, Marseille is the perfect place to enjoy the sea for all types of travelers: climber, hiker, sailor, surfer, diver, or sun-catcher.
All will enjoy the amazing light that Cezanne loved, especially the blue hour by the sea, with a glass of French wine. The lavender-laden Provencal countryside is just a half-hour drive away with its capital Aix-en-Provence. The Camargue hosting flamingoes, is one hour away, and several small and cozy villages by the sea are easily and quickly reached by car or public transport.