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Istres and Miramas

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The Istres and Miramas business parks are located mainly to the northwest of the Étang de Berre, just 30 minutes from the sea.

They are close to great places to live that offer an outstanding quality of life: small Provencal villages that have preserved their historic touches and dynamic but modest cities at equal distances from the tiny inlets of the Côte Bleue and the vast beaches of the Camargue.

Going to work

Highway access: 45 minutes from the Aix TGV high speed train station and the Marseille-Provence international airport by highway via A55 and N569.

Public transportation: the business parks are served by the Cartreize and Ulysse bus systems.

Rental rates

Location1 bedroom apt.2 bedroom apt.House
Istres €450-600 incl. fees€600-950 incl. fees€850-1,000 incl. fees
Salon-de-Provence€400-650 incl. fees€650-800 incl. fees€800-950 incl. fees
Martigues€450-650 incl. fees€700-900 incl. fees€900-1,000 incl. fees
Grans€500-650 incl. fees€650-910 incl. fees€750-1,000 incl. fees
Cornillon€600-770 incl. fees€670-780 incl. fees€900-1,000 incl. fees

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

A few purchase prices

One-bedroom apartment in Grans from €93,000

Two-bedroom apartment in Martigues from €238,000

Three-room house in Salon-de-Provence from €250,000

Medical services

The Salon-de-Provence hospital complex has 400 beds and the Martigues General Hospital Center offers 510 beds, a heliport, full technical services and an emergency medicine department.

There is also a private clinic in Martigues with 92 beds and a 170-bed private facility in Istres. You only have to drive an hour to reach the hospitals in Aix-en-Provence (762 beds) and Marseille (3,400 beds) which have some of the best healthcare services in France.

Nursery to high school

  • 40 nursery schools
  • 58 kindergartens
  • 65 elementary schools
  • 20 middle schools
  • 20 high schools

Among the cities of Grans, Cornillon, Istres, Salon-de-Provence, Miramas and Martigues.

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), Marseilles (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 & Métiers ParisTech (Aix-en-Provence), Centrale (Marseille), Ecole Nationale d’Architecture (National School of Architecture, Marseille), Kedge Business School (Marseille), Polytech (Marseille), Mines St Etienne ISMIN (Gardanne), Sciences Po (Aix-en-Provence)…
  • 90,000 students (Académie Aix Marseille)
  • 5 large campuses
  • 12 post-graduate schools
  • 500 apprentices per year

    CFAI Provence

  • 2,500 interns per year

    Centre AFPA

  • 200 students per year

    ISFI: Nurses Training Institute

  • EPNER Test Pilot School

2013 Shanghai Ranking: amu among the 150 best universities in the world (out of 500) and within the 6 range for french universities.

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