Practical information

Coming to the CIRM

LI2012 will take place at the CIRM (Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques) in Marseille, France. The place is on the campus of Luminy, in the middle of the calanques, a small hour away from the center of Marseille by public transportation.

From the airport

The airport is Aéroport Marseille Provence, in Marignane. There is a regular shuttle between the airport and the Saint-Charles train station, taking approximately 30 minutes. Be sure to take the round trip ticket + RTM for 13.60€, as it allows you to take the metro and bus from the train station to the CIRM.

The trip in taxi from the airport to Luminy should take around 45min, but it is rather expensive. You can get a negotiated rate of 75€ by asking the CIRM staff to book a taxi for you.

From the St-Charles train station

The train station is in the center of Marseille. To go the CIRM from there by public transportation, before 21:00:

  • Take the metro number 2 (red line), towards Sainte-Marguerite Dromel and stop at Rond-point du Prado.
  • Get out of the subway station at the first exit, you will arrive in front of the stadium (Stade Vélodrome). Cross the street to reach the station for bus number 21.
  • Take the bus 21 to the terminus Luminy (buses named Luminy par E.S.C. are fine, buses named Valmante are not).

If you want to reach Luminy later than that, you can take the bus 521, which goes from the train station to Luminy. It leaves Saint-Charles at 21:55, 23:20 and 00:40.

By car

You can reach the CIRM by car and you can park there. Just ask your favorite GPS or route planning site for avenue de Luminy, Marseille.

At Luminy

Once you reach Luminy, enter the campus by the gate named Parc scientifique et technologique de Luminy, then follow the main road inside the campus for about 300m. The CIRM will be indicated on the right.

More information

  • How to come, on the CIRM's web site.
  • Public transportation in Marseille: RTM (the company), LePilote (routes and time tables).

At the CIRM

Check-in and check-out

On Sundays, check-in will be open from 17:00 to 23:00. On week days, you should find someone at any time. After 23:00 the building will still be open, there will be a panel in the entrance hall with names, room numbers and keys, for late comers.

On the day of check-out, you must leave your room by 9:00. There will be a place where you can leave your luggage after that.


  • Breakfast is served from 7:00 to 9:00, from Monday to Saturday.
  • Lunch is served at 12:30, from Monday to Friday.
  • Dinner is served at 19:30 from Sunday to Thursday, at 19:00 on Friday.

Self-service breakfast will be available on Sunday for people staying over week-ends, but no other meals will be served.