Perched on a rocky outcrop between limestone hills and valleys, Les Pennes-Mirabeau has preserved its windmill and two châteaux. It features a vibrant theater, a 600-seat concert hall and a municipal school of music and dramatic arts. Les Pennes, situated 17 km from Marseille, is just a few minutes from the Aix-en-Provence TGV station.
The smaller town of Gignac-la-Nerthe has an equally vibrant cultural and active lifestyle. With its increasingly successful theater festival, its athletic facilities, and its fitness trails, this city is truly a great place to live.