Living and working in…

South Marseille

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Are you going to be working in South Marseille ?

The business parks around South Marseille enjoy a privileged work environment close to the sea and the Calanques National Park.

In an urban environment on the beautiful Prado artery, in the renovated old industrial quarters or right next to The Calanques, there are many different places to live between the sea and hills, little old villages and new residential districts.

Going to work

On the A55 freeway and through the Prado tunnel. Using the bus network and changing onto line 2 of the metro (Rond-Point du Prado).

From April to September a sea shuttle runs between Pointe Rouge and Vieux-Port, a lovely way to reach the city center.

Rental rates

Location1 bedroom apt.2 bedroom apt.House
Mazargues (Marseille 9th)€600-800 incl. fees€700-900 incl. fees€950-1,100 incl. fees
Prado (Marseille 8th)€650-850 incl. fees€850-1200 incl. feesUnavailable
Roy d’Espagne /
St Anne – St Giniez
€650-730 incl. fees€700-950 incl. fees€770-1,100 incl. fees
Carnoux€530-680 incl. fees€770-1,100 incl. fees€1,100-1,800 incl. fees
Cassis€600-900 incl. fees€950-1,300 incl. fees€1,100-2,000 incl. fees

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

A few purchase prices

T2 apartments in Marseille, Prado Quarter from €175,000

T3 apartments in Marseille, Roy d’Espagne Quarter from €134,000

Detached house in Carnoux with 4 bedrooms and a small garden from €420,000

Detached house in Cassis with 4 bedrooms and a small garden from €520,000

Medical services

The second-largest health hub in France, the hospitals of Marseille (3,400 beds) are in close proximity and are among the best healthcare providers in the country. In Marseille, the service is organised around 4 regional hospitals (CHRs) and is completed by world-class private healthcare establishments such as the Hôpital Européen, opened in 2013.

The southern districts include excellent public health facilities such as the Hôpital Sainte Marguerite and the Hôpital Saint-Joseph as well as private facilities like the Clinique Clairval. Finally, by 2018 the new Velodrome quarter will have a modern outpatient clinic with a small short-term inpatient unit (24 beds).

Nursery to high school

  • 56 childcare centres
  • 85 preschools
  • 85 elementary schools
  • 27 middle schools
  • 24 high schools

Among the quarters of Marseille: Mazargues, Prado, Roy d’Espagne, Saint-Anne, Saint-Giniez (Marseille quarters) and the city Cassis.

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): Centrale (Marseille), Ecole Nationale d’Architecture deMarseille (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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