Bluff Body Wakes and Vortex-Induced Vibrations




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The conference is held at the holiday resort “Vacanciel” in Carry-le-Rouet near Marseille, France.

The full address of the resort is:


Chemin des Eaux Salées

13620 Carry-le-Rouet
Phone:  +33 4 4245 0045
Fax:      +33 4 4244 5270
GPS:     43°19'58.4"N 5°10'56.4"E (43.332880, 5.182344)

How to Reach the Conference Site


By Air

The Marseille-Provence international airport (code MRS) offers connections to many major European cities, and flights to Paris every 30 minutes (see information here). The airport is located at Marignane, about 30 km (20 mi.) from downtown Marseille. The conference site can be reached by taxi directly, without passing through Marseille (distance: ~17 km/10 mi., cost: ~40 €).

We will try to provide several shuttle connections between the airport and the hotel on Monday and Tuesday morning, as well as on Friday afternoon.

By Train

All long-distance trains arrive at the main railway station Saint-Charles in Marseille. From there, Carry-le-Rouet is reached either by train (~30 minutes, 5.90 €, departure times here), by bus from the main bus terminal (“Gare routière”) next to the tracks on the right when arriving (~50 minutes, bus C8 to Sausset-les-Pins, departures at 12:10, 3:10 and 5:40 pm, get off at “Le Rouet”, just under the railroad bridge), or by taxi (30 minutes, ~65 €). The hotel is located about 3.3 km from the Carry-le-Rouet train station (see here, you may need a taxi), and about 850 m from the bus stop (see here).

Train tickets can be purchased online in advance on the national railroad website

We may be able to pick you up on Monday or Tuesday. At the end of the conference, a shuttle bus to Saint-Charles may be provided.

If you are interested in a shuttle from the airport or from the train station at Carry-le-Rouet, please send your arrival information (day, time, flight or train number, number of persons) to Eduardo Duran (, who is coordinating the pick-ups. Please do so even if you have already communicated part of this information at the time of registration. Pick-up on Sunday July 1st, or from the Saint-Charles train station in Marseille on any day, will probably not be possible - we will do our best. You will be informed in time of the arrival option we can offer you.

By Car (see here)

Carry-le-Rouet is located along the motorway A55, about halfway between Marseille and Martigues. Arriving on the A55, take the exit “Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, Carry-le-Rouet” to the departmental road D9 towards “Carry-le-Rouet”. Follow the D9 (a four-lane road) for about 1.3 km, then take the second exit (D9D) and keep left. Follow the signs towards “Ensuès-la-Redonne” (several turns) until you reach the departmental road D5. Turn right onto the D5 towards “Plage de Carry”. After about 2.5 km, you pass under a railroad bridge at the entrance of Carry. When reaching the beach, keep left and follow the signs to “Vacanciel”. The hotel is at the end of a narrow winding road. You may need a code to open the barrier at the start of this road, and another one to get into the Vacanciel resort. We will provide this information in due time.

Last update: 22 June 2018