Oct. 21-22 2014 – Villa Méditerranée, Marseille

A big thank you for having participated in Lift with Fing 2014 and for making it such a great success! It was a real pleasure meeting you all. We really hope that you enjoyed the experience and left inspired and nurtured with new contacts and tools to help you further your ventures.

We extend our thanks to the whole Fing team who did an amazing job all throughout the event.

If you are visiting this page it means you are very probably participating in Lift with Fing 2014, so first thank you for coming!


Quick Facts

Date & Location

October 21st & 22nd 2014
Villa Méditerranée
Esplanade du J4, 13002 Marseille

If you are coming from abroad, you should arrive on the 20th in the evening and return on October 22nd after 6pm if you are in a hurry, or take time to enjoy the city.
The currency is the Euro (€). 1 € = 1.35 USD - 1€ = 0.81 GBP - 1€ =1.22 CHF (as of July 2014)



From France, Europe or overseas, you should be able to find low cost tickets as well as regular companies from many cities around the world to Marseille Provence International Airport. Check the airport’s page for a complete schedule of flights going to/leaving from Marseille.

The Airport shuttle will take you to the City Center Train Station (Gare de Marseille Saint-Charles) in 25 min. Shuttle every 20 minutes. Cost : 8,50€. You can buy your ticket on line.
From France: You should also try TGV (book your trip with the SNCF).


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Without any commission, we offer several recommendations at the following hotels :

Hôtel la Résidence du Vieux Port (4 stars) (website)
With its wonderful and magical view on the old Port of Marseille and Notre-Dame de la Garde, La Résidence du Vieux-Port inspires the elegance and charming atmosphere of the fifties. Located on the docks of the old Port of Marseille, enchanting setting which inspired a lot of painters and writers, the 4 star hotel will please you.
Phone : + 334 91 91 34 33
Location: 18 quai du Port 13002 Marseille – Open 24h/24

MAMA SHELTER (2 stars) (website)
Imagined by Trigano family (Club Med co-founders) and designed by Philippe Starck, Mama Shelter is the heart of life, a place where people gather around a shared meal, a live band, unpredictable encounters

With 127 cozy bedrooms  and a restaurant/bar/terrace (cuisine created by famous chef Alain Senderens) you will enjoy also live concerts, cabaret shows, DJs...every thursday, friday and saturday

Phone : +33(0)825 00 62 62
Mail : marseille@mamashelter.com
Location: city center , Baille or Notre Dame du Mont metro station - Access

Mariette Pacha (2 stars) (website)
Located in the Catalan district: close to the Vieux Port, Notre Dame de la garde, and Calanques.
Business Center with computer available to customers free of charge, Wi-Fi available.
Rate : from 72€
Phone : +33(4)91523077 
Location : 700m walk from the Villa Méditerranée

Inter-Hotel Parc Des Expositions (2 stars) (website)
This Inter-Hotel is located 220 yards from the Parc des Expositions and the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille. It offers soundproofed accommodations, just 2 minutes from the Rond-Point du Pardo Metro station. Free Wi-Fi.
Rate: from 63€
Phone: + 33 (4) 91 25 66 66.
Location : 10-15 minutes walk from Villa Méditerranée

Kyriad Marseille Centre Paradis Prefecture (3 stars) (website)
This Kyriad Marseille Centre Paradis Prefecture is located in central Marseille, a 10-minute walk from the Vieux-Port. It has a cocktail bar and offers air conditioned guest rooms with cable TV and free Wi-Fi.
Rate: from 99€
Phone: + 33 (4) 96 10 06 10.
Location : 20-25 minutes walk from Villa Méditerranée

Hôtel du Palais (2 stars) (website)
Hotel du Palais is located in central Marseille, a 5-minute walk from the Old Port and the main street, La Canebière. It offers rooms with private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi access.
Rate: from 80€
Phone: + 33 (4) 91 37 78 86.
Location : 20-25 minutes walk from Villa Méditerranée

Hôtel Peron (2 stars) (website)
This Art déco hotel is situated at the sea's edge in Marseille, 750 metres from the parc du Pharo. The hotel has rooms with a balcony and reception is open 24h/24. The hotel has conserved the detail of the original building from the 1920s. Free Wi-Fi.
Rate: from 75€
Phone: + 33 (4) 91 31 01 41.
Location : 10-15 minutes walk from Villa Méditerranée

More addresses on the site of the Marseille tourism office.


What to do After the Event

We highly recommend you to take time to explore Marseille and its wonderful surroundings.

Historical: Discover the old quarter of the city “Le Panier” (means the Basket), or climb the hill to Notre-Dame de la Garde, the major church dedicated to the Virgin who protect Sailors and Fish Men (interesting ex-voto)

Contemporary Architecture: Visit one of the most important building of the great architect le Corbusier, Unité d’Habitation Le Corbusier, la Cité radieuse.

Literature: remember your childhood when you were a great fan of Alexander Dumas’ The Count of Monte Christo ? Take the regular boat line to visit Chateau d’If, Marseille’s Alcatraz.

Sea and sun: Marseille has great beaches. You enjoy wild life? Take the boat to the Frioul Islands or have a nice walk on the cliffs, ”Les calanques”.

And at 30 min drive from Marseille:
The picturesque fishing port of Cassis.
Wild life in Camargue.
The beautiful 17th Century city of Aix-en-Provence and of course the whole Provence Côte d’Azur Region is full of beautiful spots!


Getting around in Marseille

You can use Marseille's very efficient metro system which runs between 6 am and 9 pm.
The single journey ticket cost 1.60 €. You can also purchase one-day (4.50€ ) or three-day (10€) travel card in every station.
From the Saint-Charles railway station, take Line 1 Direction La Rose- La Timone for two stations (Vieux port). Then, you can take a 15 min walk to the Villa Méditerranée or take the bus n° 82 to the station Fort Saint-Jean.

The minimum fare for a Marseille taxi is 5,50 € which charges at 1,90 € a kilometer.
Taxis can be ordered on the following numbers:Taxis du Soleil +33 (0)4 91 444 444
Taxis Tupp +33 (0) 91 05 80 80
Taxi Plus Marseillais +33 (0)4 91 03 60 03
Taxi Radio Marseille +33 (0)4 91 02 20 20



If you need further assistance to organize your stay, contact the Marseille Tourism office or our project manager in Marseille, Aurialie Jublin.