The essential information and key contacts you’ll need for a life in Bouches-du-Rhône
Bouches-du-Rhône is a department of notable contrast, from mountains and plains to the rugged Calanques and the wild Camargue nature park. As well as the cosmopolitan capital of Marseille – a hub for commerce, culture and shopping – there are many interesting ports and towns to explore. POPULATION
2,006,069 (2014) Source: insee.fr
Marignane Average min temp: 10.8ºC Average max temp: 20.2ºC Average number of rainy days in a year: 53.2 Average number of days with good sun in a year: 169.85
Mediterranean AngloAmerican Business Network World Trade Center Marseille Provence 2 Rue Henri Barbusse 13241 Marseille Cedex 01 Supporting Franco-American and Franco-British business and cultural relations. maabn.fr
Polyglot Club The club organises a ‘ soirée polyglotte’ every Tuesday evening from 8pm at O’Neal’s Irish Pub on 15 Rue d’Italie, 13100 Aix-en-Provence. Up to 100 participants of all ages, nationalities and levels meet up to make friends and learn new languages. polyglotclub.com
Anglo-American Group of Provence The group consists of about 400 families of English-speaking nationals living in or around the Bouches-du-Rhône, Vaucluse and Var area. aagp-provence.com
School term dates Bouches-du-Rhône is in Zone B. education.gouv.fr
Search for school league tables by department at: linternaute.com/ville/lycee/ bouches-du-rhone/departement-13
MARKETS NOT TO BE MISSED
Marseille Fish Market, VieuxPort, every day until 1pm. Held every day at the bottom of La Canebière, the city’s main thoroughfare.
Marseille Farmers’ Market, Cours Julien, every Wednesday morning. 100% farm produce from the local area. Sample the best vegetables, meats and breads that the area has to offer.
Farmers’ market, Aubagne, Cours Voltaire, Saturdays and Sundays The market attracts local producers adhering to a strict quality charter, grouped under the ‘Jardins des Pays d’Aubagne’ label.
Marché des Prêcheurs, Aix-enProvence, Place des Prêcheurs, Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends. Browse a variety of produce including fabrics, pottery, as well as bread, fruit, vegetables and spices.
Arles market, Boulevard des Lices, Saturday. This is a large market with stalls stretching along the 2km boulevard selling a variety of produce and clothing.
WORK AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
CCI Marseille Provence Palais de la bourse CS 21856 13221 Marseille Cedex 01 ccimp.com
Chambre des notaires des Bouches-du-Rhône 77 Boulevard Périer 13008 Marseille chambre-bouches-du-rhone. notaires.fr
Regular flights from UK airports serve Marseille airport including British Airways, Ryanair and easyJet. A Eurostar service from London St Pancras arrives in 6½ hours.
WHERE TO STAY
Auberge Cavalière du Pont des Bannes Route d’Arles 13460 Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer Tel: 00 33 (0) 4 90 97 88 88 aubergecavaliere.com
La Taulière St-Martin-de-Crau, 13310 Tel: 00 33 (0) 6 73 87 40 35 latauliere.com
WHERE TO EAT
Le Grand Guste 31 Boulevard Notre Dame 13006 Marseille Tel: 00 33 (0) 4 91 53 17 82
Restaurant Saisons 8 Rue Ste-Victoire 13006 Marseille Tel: 00 33 (0) 9 51 89 18 38 restaurant-saisons.com
TER: Trains Express Régionaux 0800 11 40 23 ter-sncf.com/paca
Bus Cartreize is a bus network offering fast, modern bus journeys in the department. cartreize.com
There are a number of bus networks including Aix en Bus (serving the Pays d’Aix) aixenbus.fr; Ciotabus (serving La Ciotat) ciotabus.fr and Envia (serving Arles, Boulbon, St-Martinde-Crau, St-Pierre-de-Mézoargues and Tarascon) tout-envia.fr
See the full list of bus operators at pacamobilite.fr
myprovence.fr tourismepaca.fr provenceweb.fr Conseil départemental: departement13.fr
Department: Bouches-du-Rhône Region: Provence-AlpesCôte d’Azur Capital: Marseille