Marseille is a port city in the south of France. Renowned for its busy harbour and a vibrant urban energy, Marseilles appeals to visitors - tourists and business people, alike.
Why exhibit there?
Marseille-Provence is a known as being a dynamic and competitive region and an area of opportunity. It is very well connected thanks to its strategic positioning and captures business traffic flowing through Europe on North/South and East/West transversal axes, it is also a natural gateway to the Mediterranean.
You can get from Marseille Airport to the city centre by shuttle, train, or taxi. The Marseille Airport bus will take you to the city centre in 25 minutes - the ticket price is EUR 8.60. The trip by train takes 23 minutes, and you will have to pay EUR 5.10 for that.
Restrictions on what you can bring into the country
There are no unusual restrictions what you can bring into France, but it’s best to check the list, just in case.
Main exhibition venues
Exhibitions we have supported
Services we provide
- Booth Host/Hostess
- Lead Generator
- Crowd Gatherer
- Product Demonstrator
- Hospitality Staff
- Brand Ambassador
- Team Leaders
- Event Managers
Key tourist hotspots
- Marseilles is not just a cosmopolitan city but it is France's oldest city and has much to offer: from ancient history and cultural diversity to gorgeous seaside scenery.
- Explore the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde set in a breathtaking hilltop location. This statuesque church stands on the summit of Marseille and is considered its most important landmark, visible from afar.
- Vieux Port (Old Harbour) represents the birthplace of Marseilles because this is where the city began as a Greek port around 600 BC.
- Restaurant Chez Michel is a Marseille institution. Try the local dishes, in particular, Chez Michel’s bourride, a seafood dish which originated in the Provence and Languedoc regions of France.
- Le Souk offers an exotic taste of the Maghreb right in the middle of Marseille Old Port. Sample traditional North African couscous dishes, kebabs and the ‘tagine of the day’, which can be sweet or savory.
- Local currency is the Euro.
- Language is French.
- Visas are required by some nationals, not all, best to check their list to see.
- Plug sockets are the European two prong style.
- Cultural sensitivities are few and far between, but when conducting business, it is always worth noting:
- In France it is vital to ensure that you make appointments for both business and social occasions. It is not acceptable in France to ‘drop in’.
- Punctuality is treated quite casually.
- Gift-giving among business associates is not common practice in France.