127th French Fire Association Conference

October 13-16, 2021
Parc Chanot, Marseille, France

The national congress of firefighters of France in 2021 will take place in Marseille at Parc Chanot on an innovative territory, in an exceptional setting where all the assets of the Bouches-du-Rhône department gathered. It will not only be a highlight for the 250,000 firefighters in France but also a landmark event for the national civil security projet. A project under the aegis of the National Federation of Firefighters of France, led by the association « Organizing Committee of the 127th National Congress of Firefighters of France ».

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Meet in Marseille
in October 2021

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Thanks to its excellent accessibility and its great location in the city center, the convention and exhibition center located in Parc Chanot offers 7 exhibition buildings which makes a total space of 60 000 m2 and 2 large esplanades. It will entirely be dedicated to the « Marseille 2021 » congress.

This exceptional location will allow all delegates who would like to participate at the congress, to come to Marseille by train and to join easily the Congress site as well as the hotels. This, without any particular needs to have a car and they can even opt for completely clean modes of transport which will be offered at the entrance of Parc Chanot.

Marseille’s hotel capacity amounts to 9,434 rooms, many of which are connected by public transport to Parc Chanot, to which should be added the ressources of neighboring towns. The commercial and catering offer is commensurate with a major tourist center.

The Bouches-Du-Rhône department offers a large amount of tourist and cultural opportunities alongside the congress : MUCEM, visit to the Calanques, Chateau d’If, Regards de Provence museum, Vieille Charité, Stade Orange Vélodrome, etc.

Parc Chanot
Parc Chanot, Marseille

The congress
in Parc Chanot

Parc Chanot
Prado Roundabout
13008 Marseille

Access to Parc Chanot by metro via Saint-Charles train station : 13min – 5 stations
M2 (red line) – in the direction of Saint-Marguerite Dromel
Get out at Rond-point du Prado station.

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An excursions program will soon be available for your accompanying persons. They will be managed by Marseille Tourist Office directly, from August / September. You will soon be able to register directly to the Tourist Office to some excursions that will make you discover Marseille and the surroundings.

More information will soon be available on the Congress website.

How to get to

Railway Access

An evolving railway with more than 200 train per day including the high-speed train, Marseille is close to many french metropoles : 3h to Paris, 5h20 to Lille, 3h20 to Toulouse…
For further information :

Marseille has a direct high-speed train line connected to Paris Gare de Lyon (3 hours) and to the Airport Paris Roissy Charles de Gaulle (3h00).

Marseille Saint-Charles train station (SNCF)
Phone: 36 35
(Metro : Line 1 or 2, stop « Saint Charles »)

Highway access

Marseille is the highway crossroad between Spain, Italy and Northern Europe. 3 highways connecting Spain, Italy and Northern Europe pass through Marseille : A7, A55 and A50:

  • North highway A7 - A51: to the airport, Aix en Provence, Lyon, Paris, Bruxelles
    Exit number 36 : follow Menpenti, Cinq Avenues, Satde Velodrome, Parc Chanot
  • Coastal highway A55: to the airport, Aix,Fos, Martigues, Arles, Monptellier, Toulouse, Barcelone
    Follow the tunnel Prado Carénage, Stade Vélodrome.
  • East highway A50: to Cassis, Toulon, Nice, Milan, Turin, Gènes
    Follow the city center, the beach.

In Marseille intra muros, the Prado-Carénage tunnel and the Prado South tunnel allow:

  • A direct link between the A55 & A50 highways
  • A quick access from the A55 to Parc Chanot
  • A crossing of the city center in less than 5 minutes

Prado South Tunnel: 2,20€
Prado Carénage Tunnel: 2,90€
Prado South Tunnel + Prado Carénage: 5,10€

Public Parking
Parking « Parc Chanot » 1 800 places (daily pass 5€ or 6€ depending on period).

Public transport and other (bike, taxi)


For further information about the timetable, check the RTM website.
Metro rounds start at 5 a.m till 1 a.m (last departure from the final station at 12.30 a.m) on week days. Between 6.30 a.m and 19 p.m, the frequency is 5min on average. Otherwise the frequency is 12min.

7/7days, 5a.m - 1a.m : 1,80€ per travel
10-trip card : 15,10€ (individual or groups)

From Saint Charles station to Marseille Chanot:
Line 2 direction Sainte Marguerite Dromel - 5 stations – Get out at Rond Point du Prado station

From Vieux Port to Marseille Chanot:
Line 1 direction La Fourragère, change in Castellane, take the line 2 direction Sainte Marguerite Dromel – Get out at Rond Point du Prado station

Direct access to the entrance of Parc Chanot through Gate A


1,80€ per travel
2€ ticket on board
10 tickets : 15,10€
Non-stop bus lines : 19 / 21 / 23 / 41 / 44 / 45 / 72 / 83 go directly to « Rond-Point du Prado ».


To arrive by bike, or to leave with? Nothing easier! A station is available for you at the main entrance of the park.

The first half hour is free, then two subscription plans are available (short and long term).
Toll free number : 0800.801.225


The taxi stand is located at Rond Point du Prado, close to the main entrance of Parc Chanot.

Taxi Radio Marseille :
Taxi Marseillais :

Airway Access

The Marseille - Marignane Airport is located at 30 minutes far from the Marseille city center. It directly links Marseille to 83 different cities in 30 different countries. There is a flight to Paris every 30 minutes.

Marseille Provence Airport
To travel in low cost : MP2 - Marseille Provence Airport

Airport Shuttles - Marseille Saint-Charles train station
Phone: or
Travel time: approximately 25 minutes, depending on traffic.
Departure every 10 minutes
Transfert price : around 10€

Airport Taxis
Book your taxi by phone:
Estimated price: around 50€ by day and around 60€ by night

Various information

There are 2 ATMs in the center of Marseille Chanot.