Conference venue

The conference will be held on the campus St Charles of Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), 3 place Victor Hugo, 13003 Marseille FRANCE.
This campus is centrally located just next to the main railway station St Charles and in close proximity to the historical center known as Vieux Port (old harbor).



Marseille, or Massalia in ancient greek, was born 2600 years ago of the union of an indigenous princess, Gyptis, with a navigator from Phocaea in Asia Minor, Protis, who was going to create a Greek trading post on the shores of Lacydon, our present Vieux Port. Through this implantation, Massalia contributed to the introduction in Gaul of the culture of the vine and the olive tree, money and writing. It is rapidly emerging as a place of influential exchanges between the Mediterranean and the Celtic world.
Marseille is now France's largest city on the Mediterranean coast and the largest port for commerce, freight and cruise ships. The city was European Capital of Culture, 2013. It hosted the European Football Championship in 2016, and is the European Capital of Sport in 2017.



Small excursion from the conference venue can bring you to discover the treasure of Marseille - National park of calanques.

Take metro line 1 or 2 from St Charles to Castellane station and then bus 21 to Luminy.

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