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Huveaune Valley

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Are you going to be working in Aubagne, Gémenos or La Valentine?

The Huveaune Valley, where the surrounding Sainte-Baume and Garlaban mountain peaks contrast with lands that have been shaped by human hands, is a major corridor between Marseille and Aubagne.

This area is home to the Les Paluds-
Plaine de Jouques and Domaine Vallée Verte business parks.

Going to work

From the motorway: Domaine Vallée Verte: A 50 Zone des Paluds (Aubagne): A50 – A501 Gémenos Business Park: A 501

Using public transport: Domaine Vallée Verte: RTM Bus and SNCF (Barrasse Train Station) Zone des Paluds (Aubagne) and Gémenos Business Park: Cartreize Shuttles.

Rental rates

Location1 bedroom apt.2 bedroom apt.House
La Capelette (Marseille 10th)€500-750 incl. fees€720-920 incl. fees€890-1,100 incl. fees
Aubagne€580-700 incl. fees€690-780 incl. fees€900-1,200 incl. fees
La Ciotat €600-820 incl. fees€800-1,100 incl. fees€900-1,200 incl. fees

Rental rates and prices are not contractual and are provided as a guide only.

A few purchase prices

A one-bedroom in the new eco-district in the western part of Aubagne: From €139,000

A two-bedroom in La Capelette just a short walk from the Parc du 26e Centenaire: From €176,000

A four-room house in La Ciotat in a residential neighbourhood: From €341,500

Medical services

Aubagne has two hospitals: La Casamance private hospital and Edmond-Garcin medical centre, which offer high-quality technical infrastructure and a full range of treatment regimens. The Charrel Medical Services Centre is open seven days a week from 9 am to 10 pm, rounding out the care options.

Marseille hospitals are located near the Valentine site. Boasting France’s second largest healthcare network, Marseille has one of the nation’s best ranges of healthcare options. «Marseilles has always had great doctors».

Nursery to high school

  • 30 daycare centers
  • 88 preschools and elementary schools
  • 18 middle schools
  • 19 high schools

In the communes of Aubagne, Gémenos, La Bouilladisse, La Ciotat, La Destrousse, La Penne sur Huveaune, Marseille (southern and eastern districts) and Roquevaire.

International programmes, with some classes taught in foreign languages, have been opened in several middle and high schools in Aix-en-Provence (German and English), Marseille (German, English, Arabic, Spanish and Italian) and Pennes Mirabeau (English).

Higher education

  • AMU (Aix-Marseille University): the largest university in the French-speaking world
  • Wide-ranging and multidisciplinary education options that encompass all disciplines: The arts, humanities and social sciences, Economics and management, Health care, Sciences and technology, Law.
  • A university with a global outlook: 45 degrees through international partnership arrangements and 10 Erasmus Mundus programs.
  • IAE Aix (Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management): ranked among the 30 best schools of management in the world.

  • Elite higher education institutions: Arts et Métiers ParisTech (Aix-en-Provence), Centrale (Marseille), Mines St Etienne ISMIN (Gardanne), Ecole Nationale d’Architecture (National School of Architecture, Marseille), Kedge Business School Marseille, Polytech (Marseille), Sciences Po (Aix-en-Provence)…
  • 90,000 students (Académie Aix Marseille)
  • 5 large campuses
  • 12 doctorals schools

The 2013 Shanghai rankings : one of the top 150 universities in the world (out of 500) and one of the top 6 French universities.

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