Welcome Reception – Marseille City Hall - Friday, March 27, 2009 at 18:30
buses will depart from the Pullman PAlm Beach Hotel at 18:00
The City Hall / Hôtel de Ville
Quai du Port
At the invitation of the Mayor of Marseille and his colleagues we have the great honour to request the company of all registered participants and registered accompanying persons at the EANS-SFNC Joint Annual Meeting Welcome Reception.
The cocktail reception will be hosted in the "Bailly de Suffren" room, on the ground floor of the main historical City Hall Building. The City Hall is located near the cities Old Harbour where guests can also take a light evening stroll before returning to your hotel.
We look forward to seeing you there
For those wishing to make their own way to the City Hall
Guests can take the n°83 bus from in front of the Pullman Palm Beach Hotel (direction : "Joliette") direct to the Main City Hall. This journey should take between 10 and 15 minutes depending on traffic.
A taxi from the Pullman Palm Beach Hotel to the City Hall should cost between €10-€15 and take 10 to 15 minutes depending on the traffic.
Gala Dinner* – The Popes’ Palace [Le Palais des Papes], Avignon - Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 20:00.
Departure by coaches from the Pullman Hotel
Return from Avignon estimated at 23:00
Overlooking the city and the Rhône river, the Rocher des Dômes presents an exceptional set of monuments including the Saint Bénezet Bridge, (the famous
"Pont d’Avignon"), the Ramparts, the Petit Palais, the Cathedral and the impressive walls of the Popes’ Palace flanked by four mighty towers. This architectural group has been ranked by UNESCO "world heritage for humanity".
The Palace of the Popes stands as the mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century. Construction was started in 1335 and completed in less than twenty years under the leadership of two builder popes, Benedict XII and his successor Clement VI. The Popes’ Palace is the biggest Gothic palace in all of Europe.
After departing from Marseille, it is approximately one hours journey to reach Avignon where you’ll be guided through the Popes’ Palace before the dinner. Let us entertain you with the sightseeing, the gastronomic gala dinner and the show that will wait for you.
To book a ticket To Gala Dinner (subject to €35 booking fee payment), please click here.
French Neurosurgery Society Gala Dinner – Stock Exchange Building, Marseille - Monday, March 30, 2009 at 20:00
The Marseille Chamber of Commerce, the oldest in France founded in 1599, was initially established on the ground floor of the Palais Communal and then, at a later date, in the City Hall.
At the beginning of the 19th century a decision was made to have a building constructed that was worthy of the city's commercial power. The building was opened in 1860 during Napoléon III's visit to Marseille.
As a symbol of an international city, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host the French Neurosurgery Society Gala Dinner. The organizing committee chose this venue because of its location on the main street of Marseille, the "Canebière", close to the Old Harbour and also because of its implication in the international relations of the city.
You are cordially invited to the SFNC Gala Dinner. Please confirm your attendance:
Yes I will attend the SFNC Gala Dinner- please click here
No, I will not attend the SFNC Gala Dinner- please click here