Living and working in…

North Marseille

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A natural port of entry to Southern Europe, the business parks of North Marseille are one of the city’s economic lungs.

Between the city center and the Blue Coast, the industrial areas of l’Estaque, Moretti, Arnavant and the port’s eastern basins are opposite Marseille harbor and provide an attractive living environment between the sea and countryside, close to the airport.

Going to work

Via the A55 freeway, the TER train service or the RTM bus network linked to line 2 of the metro (Bougainville).

During the week, free mini-shuttles run every 10 minutes from 7:00 am to 9:30 am then from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm between Bougainville metro station and certain commercial areas (Haribo, Profil, and Santerne). Finally, from May to October, sea shuttles run to Estaque-Vieux-Port.

Rental rates

Location1 bedroom apt.1 bedroom apt.House
L’Estaque – Les Pennes Mirabeau€500-650 incl. fees€750-990 incl. fees€800-1,200 incl. fees
Gignac-la-Nerthe€530-620 incl. fees€720-960 incl. fees€980-1,100 incl. fees
Sausset / Carry€620-900 incl. fees€950-1,100 incl. fees€1,100-1,700 incl. fees
Le Rove€600-700 incl. fees€700-800 incl. fees€800-1,500 incl. fees

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

A few purchase prices

T2 apartments in l’Estaque (Marseille) : From €130,000

T3 apartments in Gignac-la-Nerthe : From €216,000

Detached house in Sausset-les-Pins with 4 bedrooms and a small garden: From €520,000

Medical services

The second-largest health hub in France, Marseille has 4 regional hospitals (CHRs) and world-class private healthcare facilities such as the Hôpital Européen (618 beds).

Hôpital Nord (650 beds) and the Lavéran military hospital are located close to the urban enterprise zones of l’Estaque and Moretti, Arnavant, and Marseille-Fos Port east basin.

Nursery to high school

  • 21 childcare centres
  • 31 preschools
  • 33 elementary schools
  • 42 middle schools
  • 4 high schools

Among the cities of Marseille (L’Estaque), les Pennes Mirabeau, Gignac-la-Nerthe, Sausset-les-Pins, le Rove and Carry-le-Rouet.

International sections, in which some classes are taught in a foreign language, have opened in several middle and high schools in Aix-en-Provence (German and English), in Marseille (German, English, Arabic, Spanish and Italian) and in Les 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): in the top of 30 best Graduate Schools of Management in the world

  • Elite higher education institutions (Grandes écoles): Centrale (Marseille), Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Marseille (National School of Architecture), Kedge Business School, Polytech (Marseille), IAE, Sciences Po…
  • 90,000 students (Académie Aix Marseille)
  • 5 large campuses
  • 12 post-graduate schools

2013 Shanghai Ranking: in the top 150 universities worldwide (out of 500) and in the top 6 French universities.

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