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Arrangements for Departure on FridayYes, it is almost time to say good bye already. We hope you have had a pleasant stay and a successful conference and are suggesting the following facilities for your departure:
Two busses (approximate capacity 50 persons) will leave from Cassis, Rond-Point de la Gendarmerie, on:
If you need to take the 14:00 bus, please register at the conference secretariat!
Arrival at Marseilles AirportsShuttle busses ("Navettes") from Marseilles Airports (IATA codes MRS or MP2) to Marseilles St.Charles (central) train station are running from 5:30 to 23:30 (delayed for last flight arrival, if necessary) every 20 minutes, every day. Fare for one way is 8.50 EUR as of December 2009. Tickets for these buses can be purchased at a kiosk (silver and blue colour) by the taxi rank, which is situated bewteen Halls 1/2 (most international arrivals/departures) and Hall3 (mainly domestic flights). The kiosk is not far from a long moving ramp leading up to hall 3, prominently visible in the aiport building plan below.
Based on arrival statistics for May 2nd 2010, we can offer two dedicated RICH2010 Marseille Airport - Cassis buses for RICH2010 conference participants
We suggest that participants following arrival meet our airport reception team at the "Salle Panoramique" which will be open from 12.00 in international Hall 1/2 (see airport building plan below). This terminal is 5' footwalk from MP2 low cost flight terminal to the west of hall 1) Fully registered participants (payment received and confirmed) will be able to receive their conference material there, if they wish. The way to the "Salle Panoramique" will be labelled and the airport information desk can give directions. In addition there are several cafes and restaurants at the airport in the international hall 1/2. The RICH2010 airport reception team will crosscheck a list of arrivals and try to fetch participants from the gate where possible and accompany them to the buses.
The RICH2010 workshop secretariat, which will be in based in Cassis on Sunday May 2, will try to help in the case of problems. The sceratariat hotline us +33 6 72 69 28 80. Inside France to inside France: dial 06 72 69 28 80.
Arrival at Marseilles St. Charles train station (for those not using the dedicated RICH2010 buses at 16.00 and 19.00)On Sunday, March 2nd, trains will leave approximately once per hour from the central station in Marseilles to Cassis:
The navette bus from the airport arrives at the west end of the station. It is necessary to pass right through the station concourse (past the various shops, McDonalds etc) to the eastern end where TER tickets can be bought from machines. Participants arriving by train to Marseille St Charles station have less distance to walk to the TER train platforms (see below) and the ticket machines. Most machines are credit card only but a few take cash. Also there should be a ticket counter open, depending on arrival time. The one way ticket price is 5.20 Euros. Departures of the TER to Cassis (direction Toulon, intermediate stops in order include: Marseille Blancarde, (with occasionally also La Pomme, St Marcel, La Penne), then Aubagne, Cassis, La Ciotat, St Cyr-Les Lecques-La Cadiere, Bandol, Ollioules, La Seyne..) are usually from platforms 3 or 5 at the extreme east end of the station, and are shorter platforms (by about 200m) than those of the TGV trains which are generally designated by letters rather than numbers.
People arriving at Marseille airport late in the evening (after around 22h30), will miss the last TER train from Marseille St Charles station to Cassis station. - Taxis from the airport to Cassis are probably the best option. The night rate for such a taxi is expensive however, around 135 Euros so we suggest taxi sharing -we have endeavoured to put people arriving late in touch with one another to facilitate this.
Arrival at Cassis train stationCassis station is around 3 km from the town of Cassis.
For local transport inside Cassis or starting from Cassis to external destinations, you may use the local taxi company. Detailed information is available at http://taxiscassis.free.fr.
Taxi night faresFor your information and without engagement from our side, we have requested an estimation of individual taxi fares as of April 2010, according to the official "night" rate (standard rate is slightly less):
Finding your hotel in CassisPlease refer to the Accomodation section in the left bar menu.
The following paragraphs are taken (slightly modified and updated) from Bulletin #2, available at rich2010.in2p3.fr:
Travel to and from CassisCassis is a small port town around 12 km east of Marseille. The region is well served with rail and autoroute connections. Three international airports are located in the region:
Collective transport between the most requested arrival points and Cassis will be provided on Sunday May 2 afternoon and Friday May 7 afternoon.
To establish the optimum time for this, applicants are requested to indicate arrival and departure information via the conference web pages (INDICO). Further travel information will be included in the final conference bulletin and will be regularly updated on this page.
Car parking at the Conference CentrePlease note that, although there are several metered car parks in Cassis, with one near the port, car parking and car access are difficult in the narrow streets of Cassis port. Conference attendees staying at hotels in Cassis will not generally need a car to get to the conference centre as distances are short. We will endeavour to secure additional car parking at the limited conference centre car park, and priority will be given to companies exhibiting at the conference. Participants wishing to use the conference centre car park need to make a request via RICH2010@cppm.in2p3.fr, indicating the driver(s) name(s) and the days requested and (when known) car registration.