Maps and Direction

Go to the MIO on the Luminy Technology and Scientific Campus

Mailing address:

M.I.O. Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography UMR 7294
Campus de Luminy - OCEANOMED
Bâtiment Méditerranée
13288 MARSEILLE cedex 09



How to get to the M.I.O Luminy

By road
GPS position: 43°14'06.4"N 5°26'26.8"E

  • From the east: A50 and A8 motorways
  • From the west: Autoroute du Littoral
  • From the north: A7 motorway

Public transport : RTM

Marseilles Transport Authority
Information on 04 91 10 55 55 55

  • Line B1 of "Castellane" direction "Luminy Campus"
  • Line 21Jet of "Rond Point du Prado" direction "Luminy Campus"

Direction "Luminy" Get off the Terminus.

By Air

Marseille Provence International Airport
Airport Information: 04 42 14 14 21 14

  • 60 minutes from Luminy by the Autoroute du Littoral

By train

Saint Charles Station
Information for reservations and tickets at home: 08 36 35 35 35 35

  • 30 minutes from Luminy by car or public transport

Go to the MIO on the Toulon-La Garde site


GPS position: 43°08'07.8"N 6°00'37.2"E

Mailing address
MIO - Building X and F
University of Toulon
CS 60584
83041 Toulon cedex cedex 09

Urban public transport
Mistral Network - Tel: 04 94 03 27 03 27 03
North University

  • Line 191: Observatory (Central Toulon) - North University
  • Line 192: Station - Schweitzer (towards Solliès-Toucas)
  • Line 129: Charles de Gaulle (Valletta) -Pont de Suve
  • Line 55: Le Revest - North University

South University (La Planquette)

  • Line 19: Observatory (center of Toulon) - La Planquette
  • Line 91: La Planquette - Sea urchins (Le Pradet)
  • Line 92: Carqueiranne - La Planquette
  • Line 29: Station - CD 29 (towards Hyères)

By train

Located in the city center, Toulon station provides direct links with the main cities of France (TGV and others).

By Air

Toulon-Hyères airport is located about twenty kilometres from the centre of Toulon. Five airlines offer daily flights to Paris-Orly, Clermont-Ferrand, as well as Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Brest, Bordeaux and London.

Bus shuttles can be used to reach or leave the airport depending on flight schedules. These shuttles are organized between the airport and the cities of Toulon, Saint-Tropez and Sainte-Maxime.

By road

Coming from Marseille, cross Toulon towards Nice

  • Take the A57 motorway
  • Exit A5 la Bigue and
  • Direction la Bigue
  • Valgora
  • Valletta Nord
  • Shopping Center
  • University

Coming from Hyères

  • A57 motorway towards Toulon
  • Take exit 5 Giratoire de la Bigue when arriving from Hyères
  • Cross the Gyratory highway of the crane
  • Gyratory of the Marshal June
  • Crossroads of the Espaluns
  • Avenue de l'Université
  • University

There are two entrances to the university: the North entrance (the simplest if you come from the Nice or Marseille motorway) and a South entrance
The MIO laboratory is located on the R building. Warning: the staff attached to ISITV are located in Building X.

Go to the Endoume Marine Station


GPS position: 43°16'51.6"N 5°20'58.7"E

Mailing address
M.I.O. Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology
Lions Battery Road

Public transport RTM
Marseilles Transport Authority
Information on 04 91 10 55 55 55

From the Old Port, take the 83 bus that runs along the cornice. (On foot or by car, follow the old port, then the Pharo and follow the ledge to Endoume). Get off at the "ENDOUME" stop. Take on the right, rue Boudouresque. Then at the very bottom, take on the left the Chemin de la Batterie des Lions. The entrance to the Endoume Marine Station is on your right, on a small esplanade.

Go to the Ifremer Base in Seyne sur Mer


GPS position: 43°06'N - 5°53'E

Mailing address
Brégaillon port area
BP 330
83507 La Seyne-sur-Mer Cedex

The La Seyne plant, located in the port area of Brégaillon, is located to the west of the Toulon conurbation, approximately:

  • 15 mn from the city centre
  • 15 mn from the SNCF station
  • 50 mn from Toulon - Hyères airport
  • 1h20 from Marseille airport - Provence (Marignane)

By road

You come from the west: Come by the A50 motorway, linking Marseille and Toulon. Just before entering Toulon, take exit 15 (Brégaillon - Toulon-Ouest - Arsenal). Follow the direction "Brégaillon", the Ifremer establishment in La Seyne is signposted at the entrance to the industrial zone.
You come from the east: Come by the A57 motorway, connecting Nice or Hyères to Toulon. Follow the tunnel that will avoid crossing Toulon. At its exit, take exit 15A towards La Seyne Centre and Brégaillon. Follow the direction "Brégaillon", the establishment is signposted at the entrance of the industrial zone.

  • Toulon train station
  • Toulon Hyères Airport
  • Marseille train station
  • Marseille Airport