FEPE CONGRESS 2017 – Dinner Venues
Le Môle Passedat - MuCEM - Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations
This museum, dedicated to the Mediterranean, was inaugurated in 2013 when Marseille was designated European Capital of Culture. The museum, built of “stone, water and wind", was designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti. His cube, clad in a lacy screen made out of concrete, creates a strong visual identity that has become the symbol of the new face of Marseille and is ranked as an internationally recognisable ‘world-object’. The restaurant on the terrace at the top of the building with its panoramic views over the bay of Marseille, the Corniche and the Prado is where FEPE will hold its Welcome Dinner.
Le Pharo – a palace built by Napoleon
The Palais du Pharo was built in 1858 by Louis-Napoléon III, the nephew and heir of Napoléon Bonaparte I. Napoléon III was the only president who held the office of Emperor of the French Second Republic at the same time. Napoleon never lived in the palace he built. After his death, Empress Eugénie de Montijo donated it to the city of Marseille. The inside of the Pharo Palace was refurbished for its reincarnation as a school of medicine in 1904. The Palais du Pharo is named after the bay further to the west. The “Farot” was the hill separating the bay from the open sea. This spectacular palace will provide the setting for our Gala Dinner.
Les Halles de la Major - the “nouvelle adresse” for gourmet food lovers
Ideally located under the Cathedral of the Major, at the heart of the dynamic new district of the Joliette, the Halles de la Major is the new address dedicated to gastronomy, set up in the style of a market hall. You will meet craftsmen and producers who will encourage you to taste their exceptional products in a convivial atmosphere. From cheese makers to butchers, fishmongers to wine sellers, you’ll find every kind of flavour and quality product here. Our Farewell dinner will be held in this unique location.