Comfort Hotel Marseille Nord Aix
Avenue de la Gardiette
Les Pennes Mirabeau, 13170
Phone: (33) 4 42747474
Fax: (33) 4 42416529
The city's public transport system is very dense, offering numerous metro, bus and tram lines. All are operated by RTM, so there is no distinction between metro, bus and tram tickets, which can be purchased at metro stops or at numerous shops displaying the blue and yellow RTM sign. Other options include a weekly travel card (up to 12 journeys), and a monthly one too. The bus and tram service runs daily.
L'Ecole de la Deuxième Chance or the School of Second Chance is Marseille's attempt to 'fight against exclusion'. Recognizing the social stigmatization that students without conventional educational degrees are subjected to, this school has given them a new lease of life. Specifically designed for students who have failed academically in regular school, the school literally offers them a second chance by designing a custom made plan which integrates practical work experience along with vocational training in subjects they many excel in. The result is that many youths from unstable backgrounds, have now been successfully assimilated into mainstream society.
The Aerodrome Aix en Provence airport is easily accessible from Aix en Provence and Marseille. The airport has all facilities, along with two parking spaces and facilities for refreshment. The Aero Club d'Aix-Marseille is also based here. The club is popular with flying enthusiasts and provides flight training to all who are interested in it. Working 7 days a week, the club has around 270 members who are trained by full-time and volunteer instructors.
Operating with a large fleet of vehicles, Taxi Alex Guedj provides services for general pickups and drops. With well-maintained cars that offer comfort and luxury to the passengers, this company is popular in the city. If you want to go shopping or sight-seeing, call the taxi and it will be there in no time to pick you up.
This little suburb of Marseille has a vibe all its own, home of the Technopôle de Château-Gombert, a nice cemetery, and is host to a number of festivals like the Fête de Saint Eloi and many more.
Located about 18 miles northwest of the centre of Marseille, Aéroport Marseille Provence also serves the neighboring cities of Aix-en-Provence, Toulon, and Vitrolles. Regular destinations include most major French and European cities, North Africa and the Middle East. Marseille airport offers a large number of parking spots. There is a regular shuttle service to Marseille train station Gare Saint Charles . Various cafés and restaurants offer a wide range of food, with an emphasis on local specialties. There's a duty free store, the Multistore Weitnauer that sells alcohol, tobacco, perfumes, regional specialties and electronic products.
With a strong fleet of cabs, Taxi Radio Marseille is one of the smartest and safest ways of getting around town. All drivers employed by the company are skilled and well-informed about the city and every car is GPS enabled, so there is absolutely no room for complaint.
Gare Routière is a busy station that sees thousands of visitors and locals, scurrying by each day. Also serving as an effective meeting point because of its central position in the 3rd arrondissement of Marseilles, one can frequently find people setting up rendezvous' here.
France's premier port is the gateway to the Mediterranean, with boats leaving to Corsica, Italy and Africa. Always a predominant force in the area due to its strategic location, the city and its Port Autonome de Marseille reached a commercial and economic peak in the 19th century when the opening of the Suez Canal provided a gateway to the East, and colonial policy led to further intensification of trade. Nowadays, freight remains the harbor's main activity but it also hosts various cruise companies handling a large number of passengers every year.
High speed trains (TGV) link Marseilles to Paris in less than 3 hours; there are about 17 trains a day covering this journey. Other cities in the South of France, such as Avignon and Cannes, are also within easy reach by train. Inaugurated in 1848, the station is really worth seeing. Notably its 104-stepped stairway, designed by architects Serres and Arnal and inaugurated in 1928, is of both historical and architectural importance and has become part of the city's heritage. Indeed, it is adorned with statues which depict the glories of France's African and Asian colonies, evoking Marseilles' commercial past. Scenes from Jacques Deray's film Borsalino (1970) were filmed on its steps.
The Centre Fissiaux offers a variety of interesting workshops and classes for dance, music, and sports activities, not only for children but also for adults, sometimes for everyone: irrespective of their age. The Centre was inaugurated in 1981 by Gaston Deferre and has been managed by the IFAC Provence since 2000. The space includes three music rooms, a martial arts studio, a dance studio, a collective kitchen, an interior patio, and a multipurpose room. It is conveniently located near the Musée des Beaux-Arts, the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle. Call for additional details.
Cook & Go offers cooking workshops to learn how to make delicious homemade meals. Sophie, a cooking enthusiast, and Xavier, a chef, both set up the activities. The idea is for people to come in and cook together: a fun activity and a convenient service. Choose between some of the following themes: ‘dinner for two’, ‘having people over’ and ‘six great dishes just for me’! Classes also vary depending on the time of year (Christmas, Valentine's Day etc). It’s a great way to learn how to cook and get to experience some authentic French flavors. Students get to go home with the meal they cooked as well as delicious recipes!