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Rousset, Gardanne
and Meyreuil

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Are you going to be working in Rousset, Gardanne or Meyreuil?

The Arc basin brings together a variety of landscapes; wooded slopes, urbanizations, agricultural land, and industrial areas where the main activity is microelectronics.

The Rousset, Gardanne and Meyreuil business parks are remarkably well connected, offering a pleasant environment to live and work in, at the heart of the Aix countryside. New arrivals will soon fall under the sweet spell of living a totally Provençal lifestyle.

Going to work

It’s 30 minutes to the Marseille-Provence international airport, 20 minutes to the TGV station at Aix-en-Provence, and there’s direct access to highways A51 and A8, which get you to Aix-en-Provence in 10 minutes and Marseille in 20 minutes. The Cartreize public transport network ensures that the areas are well connected.

Rental rates

Location1 bedroom apt.2 bedroom apt.House
Aix-en-Provence€630-740 incl. fees€820-1,100 incl. fees€1,300-1,500 incl. fees
Châteauneuf le Rouge€620-750 incl. fees€800-1,100 incl. fees€900-1,300 incl. fees
Fuveau€600-750 incl. fees€680-980 incl. fees€700-950 incl. fees
Saint Maximin Brignoles€400-550 incl. fees€600-830 incl. fees€700-1,000 incl. fees

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

A few purchase prices

T2 apartments in à Aix-en-Provence from €248,000

T3 apartments in Saint Maximin from €181,000

Detached house in Brignoles with 4 bedrooms and a small garden from €160,000

Medical services

The Rousset, Gardanne and Meyreuil business parks are located between the hospitals of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille (3400 beds), comprising France’s second healthcare hub. At Aix-en-Provence there is the 780-bed public Pays d’Aix hospital complex, a 200-bed multidisciplinary private clinic, and a private general hospital renowned for its surgical unit.

Marseille offers four regional general hospitals (CHR) operated by the Marseille Hospitals Welfare Service (APHM), and this is complimented by high-level private healthcare establishments such as the European hospital, which was opened in 2013. Brignoles has a general hospital with 256 beds, of which one is a maternity bed.

Nursery to high school

  • 35 daycare centers
  • 51 preschools
  • 65 elementary schools
  • 20 middle schools
  • 21 high schools

Among the cities of Aix-en-Provence, Châteauneuf-le-Rouge, Fuveau, St Maximin, Brignoles.

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, 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): in the top of 30 best Graduate Schools of Management in the world.
  • Elite higher education institutions (Grandes écoles): ParisTech (Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers) in Aix-en-Provence (Arts et Métiers Engineering School), Centrale in Marseille, Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Marseille (National School of Architecture), Kedge Business School, Polytech (Marseille), IAE, Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence, CMP Gardanne (Branch of the Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne)…
  • 90,000 students (Académie Aix Marseille)
  • 5 large campuses
  • 12 post-graduate schools

Center of Microelectronics in Provence – Georges Charpak a Research and Education center of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne (ENSM-SE), located in Gardanne.

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

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