Your group accommodation with Groupcorner
Whether for a business meeting, conference, school trip, family getaway, spiritual retreat or sports competition, there are many reasons to take a trip in a group. Finding accommodation that satisfies the needs and tastes of all, but also meets a predefined budget is not easy to do. Confronted with an overcrowded range of offers, organising your quotes and making sure that the hotel, apartment-hotel or holiday village meets all your criteria, then actually finalising and managing the booking with payment and rooming lists can be an arduous task. Groupcorner has already done most of the work for you and saves you valuable time.
Of the thousands of accommodation choices we have listed in France and Europe, we have selected options to meet every need, whether for a small group at a teambuilding weekend, or a business seminar for hundreds of employees. In the heart of major French cities or European capitals, we have selected hotels to suit all budgets, from luxury hotels to economical options. In the countryside, by the sea or in the mountains, we offer accommodation as varied as campsites, holiday villages or group lodges. We even have unusual and unique places to stay for an original experience. There is something for everyone, every need, and every budget.
Our travel notes
Traveling to Marseilles
Located in the far South-East of France, Marseilles is a landmark of the Mediterranean shores. Paris is 775 km away, Geneva 450 and Brussels over 1000 km. All modes of transport will lead you to the great port city; however, some will turn out to be more convenient according to where you come from.
The Marseilles Provence international airport is located 25 km away from the centre towards the North-West, in the town of Marignane. It is well served by domestic and international airlines. Shuttles take you to the Central St Charles railway station every 15-20 minutes. The outward trip lasts 25 minutes and costs 8€; service stops between 0h10 et 4h30. A taxi ride will cost you roughly 45€ in the daytime and 60€ at night.
Even though it is far from the centre of France, Marseilles is well connected to the European railway network. The city is even a big railway hub, thanks to its location at the mouth of the Rhone Valley corridor and at the end of the large Paris-Lyon-Marseilles axis. It takes just 3 hours to reach Marseilles from Paris and 1h40 from Lyon. If you come form Switzerland, the train links Geneva to Marseilles in roughly 3h30.
You can also drive to Marseilles, especially if you come from the Centre or the South of France; this is obviously the cheapest option. Besides, if you cannot charter a bus for your group, you can try the new regular lines that have been developing since the liberalization of the sector started, offering affordable rates.
Hotels of all standards for all kinds of groups
With its 850,000 inhabitants, Marseilles is the second biggest French city; it is also a major Mediterranean port. Therefore, the vast array of hotels that are well-equipped to welcome groups comes as no surprise! Let's take a tour of the main districts. The "Vieux Port" ("Old Port") and the famous "Canebière" way represent Marseilles' throbbing heart. It comprises the first two "arrondissements" (quarters), notably with the Saint Charles railway station, whose surroundings are currently undergoing renovation. North of the Vieux Port, the Panier is the historical centre with its typical maze of small streets, its traditional facades and its flights of stairs. This area is home to many artists - and restaurants! Close to the Canebière and the Vieux Port, the Cours Julien and La Plaine districts are hip, lively students districts, displaying many bars and concert venues. In the 1st and 4th quarters, Longchamp and Cinq Avenues are peaceful shopping areas, with handsome ancient buildings. Located in the 7th quarter, Roucas-Blanc and Bompard are posh sought-after areas, with their village atmosphere and beautiful houses on the hills. Still in the 7th, the Pharo and its eponymous Palace features the famous Plage des Catalans. With their village-like atmosphere, the Chartreux and Saint Just are up-and-coming districts at the foot of the Saint Barnabé hills; they host the Sainte-Marie-Magdeleine des Chartreux church. As for the Euroméditerranée business district, it is located North of the Vieux Port, near the Juliette port. Parc Chanot is the main congress & events centre, near the famous Stade Vélodrome, in the 8th district. Groupcorner helps you select the hotels that will suit your wishes, in terms of equipment and location.
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