The Palais du Pharo, an imperial residence in Marseille is a unique and prestigious venue for business tourism. At the entrance to the Vieux Port, surrounded by water, with a breathtaking view, and surrounded by four and five star hotels in the immediate vicinity, it is a major asset for our city. Offering a contrast between tradition and modernity, it is one of the two largest Marseille Convention Centers alongside the Parc Chanot Congress Center.
In 1855, the greenfield site Pharo was offered to Louis Napoleon Bonaparte by the city of Marseille, who decided to built a palace for his wife Eugènie. Three years later the first stone was laid but the Palais du Pharo was hardly finished in 1870. All Napoleonic insignia grids were destroyed and never replaced. But the palace was restored by his wife Eugénie who offered it to Marseille.
In 1904, the residence was turned into a Medical School. And in 1997, the Palais du Pharo became a place for congresses, conventions and conferences, with 3 sea view rooms (300/200/90 seats).
In 2013, the Palais was given a face-lift and expanded with a contemporary extension: 12 brand new rooms with a maximum capacity going up to 100 participants and a 300 seats seaview plenary room and a 1000 seats restaurant including an indoor terrace overlooking the Vieux Port.
In total, now the Palais offers 7,000 m2 of conference space divided into two groups of buildings.
Since 2010, we organized dinners and several congresses in the historical part of the Palais and in its basement convention space.
In June 2017, we will be in this magical place for the annual SIFEM congress, Women Imaging Society. This is the first time we will be organizing this event but we have plenty of time to keep you updated until then.
Would you like to organize a congress, a seminar? Contact us! We will take care of everything (rental spaces, layout, audio-visual, catering, accommodation, etc.).