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Martigues and

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Are you going to be working in Martigues or Port-de-Bouc ?

The Martigues and Port-de-Bouc business parks are located along major highways, which make them remarkably easy to access. They include Ecopolis Lavera, a key development cluster for oil and petrochemicals; Ecopolis Martigues South, an industrial and service park; and La Grand’Colle industrial park, which is home to many subcontractors of large groups.

It is a land of contrasts where industrial landscapes alternate with natural spaces, farms, scrublands and the banks of lagoons. These business parks offer many places to live between the seaside and the Provencal back country.

Going to work

Highway access: Via highway A55, equidistant from the international airport at Marseille-Provence and the Marseille and Aix high speed train TGV station (30 minutes).

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

Rental rates

Location1 bedroom apt.2 bedroom apt.House
Istres / Martigues€450-700 incl. fees€640-900 incl. fees€800-970 incl. fees
Carry-le-Rouet€550-770 incl. fees€750-1,000 incl. fees€1,400-2,100 incl. fees
Saint Mitre-les-Remparts /
Ensues La Redonne
€00-650 incl. fees€660-900 incl. fees€900-1,000 incl. fees
Gignac-la-Nerthe€530-620 incl. fees€720-950 incl. fees€980-1,100 incl. fees

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

A few purchase prices

One-bedroom in Ensuès-La-Redonne from €170,000

Two-bedroom in Sausset-les-Pins in a new housing unit from €460,000

Three-bedroom house Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts from €234,000

Medical services

The Martigues General Hospital has 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. These cities have many specialized medical centers.

Finally, the second-largest medical hub in France – the hospitals in Aix-en-Provence (762 beds) and Marseille (3,400 beds) – is quite close and offers some of the best healthcare services in the country.

Nursery to high school

  • 27 nursery schools
  • 30 kindergartens
  • 30 elementary schools
  • 11 junior high schools
  • 4 high schools
  • 3 vocational high schools

Among the cities of Martigues, Istres, Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, Sausset-les-Pins, Carry-le-Rouet, Ensuès-la-Redonne, Gignac-la-Nerthe and Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts.

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 (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)…
  • IFP Training for the oil & gas industries (1,250 interns per year).
  • Nurses Training school (200 students per year).
  • Water Rescue Training Center (National School for Applied Civilian Security (1,100 students per year).
  • 90,000 students (Académie Aix Marseille)
  • 5 large campuses
  • 12 post-graduate schools
  • 10 to 12 students per year (four-year curriculum)

    Cinemagis : specialized school for cinema and media

  • 1,200 trainees per year

    Welding Institute

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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