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Practical informations for innovation

Practical information

thecamp is a place where talents from all over the world can get training, inspire each other and work on projects to explore solutions for an exciting and optimistic future.



550, rue Denis Papin
La Duranne
13100, Aix-en-Provence
Geolocation: 43.497505,5.341912


Preparing your trip

Getting to thecamp

To promote a sustainable approach, we encourage visitors to the camp to use car-sharing and rail services wherever possible in order to reduce our carbon footprint.

Please always register at the reception desk upon arrival.

thecamp is located 10 mins from the Aix-en-Provence TGV station and 20 mins from Marseille-Provence Airport (Marignane). 

Bus access

There are three bus lines arriving at thecamp. The stop is called “Descartes”:

• Line 18 from Aix-en-Provence center.
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• Line 15 from Aix-en-Provence center.
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• Line 53 from Marseille Saint-Charles.
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You can buy a single-trip ticket but there are various other options available, such as daily, weekly or monthly passes.


• Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle or Paris-Orly (and then take the train)

• Marseille-Provence (Marignane)


• From Paris: take the TGV (high-speed train) from Paris to the Aix-en-Provence TGV station. It is about a 3-hour trip. Most trains leave from the Paris Gare de Lyon station.

• From Marseille: take the train from Marseille Saint-Charles to Aix-en-Provence TGV station. Trains leave every hour. It’s a 10-minute ride.

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From the airport or train station

We’re currently working on an electric and autonomous shuttle for rides between the train station and thecamp. It should be available very soon! In the meantime, here are some options: 


• Taxis Radio Aixois: +33(0)

• Motion (taxis Tesla): James Morlaix, +33(0),

• Class-eDriver: Christian Saal, +33(0),

Make sure to mention thecamp for special rates.

Rental cars

Service online 24/7 through the SIXT app:
+338 20 00 74 98

Access Map


There is an outdoor parking area at the entrance, on the right, for 100 vehicles. It is fenced, but not guarded.



thecamp has a two-story restaurant (one of which can be privatized) giving onto a 1000-sq.m. terrace and a bar at the center of the campus.
thecamp is a base camp for exploring an exciting, human and sustainable future. The question of sustainability is an essential factor in our thought process and actions, which is why we have chosen to explore nutrition that has the least possible impact on our planet and living beings, positive nutrition with no meat or fish.

The meals provided are balanced and put together in keeping with nutritional principles –they look good and taste good! If you have a food intolerance or allergy, please let us know!



thecamp has 145 rooms – 129 individual rooms and 16 suites – to accommodate its Campers.
On the edge of the pine forest in a setting typical of Provence, the 15- sq.m. monastic-inspired single rooms feature a double bed, shower room and work space.

Access to each room is via open and pleasant walkways conducive to chance encounters. A baggage room is available at reception. thecamp does not offer room service.



Leave your suit at home :). Make sure you bring comfortable, casual clothes and something warm for the evenings––it can get chilly here. If you want to enjoy the sports facilities, don’t forget your sneakers, tracksuit, swimming gear and beach towel (depending on the season).


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On campus

Restaurant pour un futur et une alimentation plus durable

7 days a week, from 7am to 11pm. 
A night porter is on duty.

Check-in: from 3pm onwards
Check-out: before 10am

7 days a week:

7.30am - 9.30am
12.00pm - 2.00pm
7.30pm - 10.00pm

On weekends, if the restaurant is closed, meals are served in the bar.

Mon-Fri: 11.30am – 11.00pm
Weekends: 8.00am – 11.00pm

Alcoholic beverages are served from 11am onwards.


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To find out what’s going on at thecamp, it’s this way!


Yoga, Mountain biking, Fitness trails, connected football, pétanque, swimming, nature walks, beach volley…

The sports experience at thecamp has been designed to bring people together to try out new things and grasp emerging technologies.

Every day, Campers can attend many free workshops, subject to place availability.

The schedule is available at thecamp’s reception and on screens.

Discover more experiences on the interactive map!



Free wi-fi access via the GUEST-THE-CAMP account.
No password required



Twitter : thecampProvence
Facebook : thecamp.provence
Instagram : thecamp_provence




We are committed to minimazing our environmental footprint. We’re relying on you too! 

→ Recycling

Our objective: zero-non-recycled waste! Please sort your rubbish and don't be wasteful. If you are thirsty, water canteens and drinking fountains are available on site.

→ Saving 

Deleting 30 e-mails saves as much energy as a light bulb uses in 24 hours. 

1.5 billion: the number of computers left permanently on. Let's limit our consumption to what's truly necessary.

→ Protecting

The pine forest around the campus is fragile. If you smoke, please stub out your cigarettes and throw the ends in the ashtrays provided in the smoking areas.



To view a map of the site and find out more about it, see our interactive map.




In the interest of inclusion and diversity, and to allow as many people as possible to take part in thecamp’s various programs, financial aid is available. Feel free to contact us for more information!

A percentage of profits is donated to the thecamp foundation, comprised of the Youth Camp Experiences, Hive, and Waves associations.

Our partners, without whom we wouldn't exist today, enjoy preferential rates.


Fablab - Beta mode - page pratique



thecamp has been open since October 2017, and we are constantly improving.

We are doing our utmost to make your experience the best we can offer and we're counting on you to help us.

Send us your feedback!


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