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Provence, the place to be!

Do you work in any of the industrial parks around Marseille Provence Airport?

An area full of contrast, where urban expanses exist alongside the scenery of a Mediterranean lagoon, the eastern side of the Etang de Berre encompasses several industrial parks located around Aéroport Marseille Provence.

The Technoparc des Florides (in Marignane), the Parc d’Empallières (in Saint-Victoret) and the parks of Couperigne-Estroublans and l’Anjoly (in Vitrolles) are at the heart of a new forward-looking model: ”building the extended enterprise of the future in Provence.”

Going to work

The Technoparc des Florides (in Marignane), the Parc d’Empallières (in Saint-Victoret) and the areas of Couperigne-Estroublans and Anjoly (in Vitrolles) enjoy exceptional transportation service, as they are located:

  • 10 minutes from the Aéroport Marseille-Provence and the Aix-en-Provence TGV station,
  • equidistantly from Aix-en-Provence, via the RD9, and Marseille, via the A7 and A55,
  • a few minutes from the VAMP station (Vitrolles Aéroport Marseille-Provence), with TER rail service and connections to intercity transportation networks via coach.

Rental rates

Location1 bedroom apt.2 bedroom apt.House
€520-700 incl. fees€740-990 incl. feesUnavailable
Gignac-la-Nerthe €530-620 incl. fees€720-960 incl. fees€980-1,100 incl. fees
Vitrolles€590-700 incl. fees€7930-950 incl. fees€960-1,200 incl. fees
Sausset-les-Pins€620-900 incl. fees€950-1,030 incl. fees€1,100-1,650 incl. fees

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

A few purchase prices

One-bedroom appartment in La Joliette, in a new housing unit right in the heart of the Euroméditerranée program: From €134,000

New, five-room house on a 310-m² plot in Gignac-la-Nerthe: From €263,485

Two-bedroom appartment on the Côte Bleue, near Sausset-les-Pins, in a new housing unit: From €460,000

Medical services

With a capacity of 160 beds, the Marignane General Clinic boasts modern and comprehensive technical facilities as well as an emergency medicine department. Vitrolles hosts a small-scale clinic with 32 beds, as well as a medical center open 9 AM–10 PM, seven days a week.

Aix-en-Provence Hospital (762 beds) and Marseille Hospital (3400 beds), the second largest health center in France, are also located nearby.

Nursery to high school

  • 92 daycare centers
  • 83 preschools and elementary schools
  • 14 middle schools
  • 9 high schools

Among the cities of Gignac-la-Nerthe, Carry le Rouet, Sausset-les-Pins, Vitrolles, Marignane and Marseille (2nd district).

Several private and public international schools (for middle and high school) have opened in Aix-en-Provence, Les Pennes Mirabeau, and Marseille. They provide education in German, English, Arabic, Spanish, and Italian.

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, Science 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 (Grandes écoles): (Grandes écoles) : Arts & Métiers ParisTech (Aix-en-Provence), Centrale (Marseille), 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

2013 Shanghai Ranking: AMU among the 150 best universities in the world (out of 500) and within the 4-6 range for French universities.

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