Routes Europe 2014

The route development forum for Europe

Marseille, France
6 - 8 April 2014

Official Hotels & Venue

Venue- Palais du Pharo

It was Prince-President Louis-Napoleon who decided to build an imperial residence in Marseille. During a visit in September 1852, he expressed the desire to have "a house at the water's edge". At the end of that year, he commissioned the architect Vaucher to find a site for his residence and draw up the plans. Then Napoleon III's architect Lefuel was put in charge of the project. For their part, the City authorities decided to donate the selected sites: La Réserve and the Pharo. Napoleon III accepted the donation "wishing in this way to convey to the City of Marseilles another expression of friendship and to further strengthen the bonds linking him to this great patriotic city".

Thanks to its exceptional location and the creation of a Conference Centre the venue now receives up to 60,000 people a year, the former Imperial Residence is today a prestigious architectural complex, one of the finest in Europe. Tradition has been respected, and the site protected, by integrating the new spaces into the Palais and creating underground conference rooms under the forecourt of the original building.


Events in Focus LogoWe always recommend you stay in one of our preferred hotels when you attend Routes Europe. Not only will you enjoy discounted rates, you’ll also find dedicated Routes Europe information desks where you can get advice and information on all the event details.

Any further queries regarding your booking, please contact Sara Bowers at Events in Focus.


Grand Hotel Beauvau Vieux Port Marseille MGallery

4 Rue Beauvau, 13001 Marseille, Marseille

This MGallery hotel is an elegant 4-star establishment in the centre of Marseille, located 20min walk from the Pharo (or 7-10min drive). Rooms are air-conditioned and offer satellite and cable TV and free Wi-Fi internet access, en suite bathrooms. The front desk is open 24 hours a day and guests will be welcomed in French, Italian, Spanish or English.


Intercontinental Marseille Hotel Dieu

1 Place Daviel, 13002 Marseille, Marseille

InterContinental Marseille is located 30min walk or 10min by taxi to the Pharo, and 300 metres from the Old Port. With views of the Old Port, the hotel is set in the former Hotel Dieu.  During recent renovations, various archaeological sites were discovered and some of the artefacts found are now exhibited in the on-site cultural centre.


Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port

1 Rue Neuve Saint Martin, 13001 Marseille, Marseille

This Mercure Hotel is located 25min walk to the Pharo Palace or 10min by taxi. It is next to the WTC convention centre, the Jardin des Vestiges and is just a 5-minute walk from the Vieux-Port. This hotel offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom.


New Hotel of Marseille

71 Boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille, Marseille

New hotel of Marseille is a design hotel located opposite Pharo Congress Centre (2min walking distance). It offers an outdoor pool with a terrace, and gourmet restaurant with a terrace. The guests rooms feature a modern design and a private bathroom.


Novotel Marseille Vieux Port

36 Boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille, Marseille

This Novotel is located in central Marseille, between Catalans Beach and the Vieux Port, a 3 minute walk from the Pharo. All rooms in the Novotel Marseille Vieux Port are air-conditioned with an en suite bathroom, and free Wi-Fi access. The Marseille Vieux Port’s restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and has a terrace offering panoramic views of the Old Port.


Radisson Blu Hotel Marseille Vieux Port

38-40 Quai Rive Neuve, 13007 Marseille, Marseille

Located in the city centre and opposite the Vieux Port, this 4-star hotel is 10min walk to the Pharo Palace. The air-conditioned guest rooms feature either a Provencal or an African décor. Each room is equipped with free Wi-Fi access. With a 24-hour reception, Radisson Blu Hotel Marseille Vieux Port is partnered with the 5 Mondes Spa.


Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port

36 Boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille, Marseille

The Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port is located 3min walking distance from the Pharo Palace. The Chateau d’If is accessible by ferry from the nearby marina. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an iPod docking station, a minibar, TV and stylish bathrooms are featured in the guest rooms at the Sofitel Marseille Vieux-Port.