A Tech and Transport Hub

WHEN WE NEEDED A LOCATION THAT WOULD GIVE US AN ADVANTAGE IN EXPORTING TO BOTH NORTH AFRICA AND EUROPE, PROVENCE QUICKLY EMERGED AS THE OBVIOUS CHOICE.

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A Regional, National, and International Nexus for Trade and Communication

Aix-Marseille-Provence enjoys the ideal geostrategic location for your company. Located in Southern Europe with superb access to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, the metropolis puts you at the heart of an economic zone that is home to 810 million consumers. The metropolis is also an ideal transport and logistics hub with state-of-the-art shipping and travel facilities as well as world-leading data and network infrastructure.

Marseille Provence Airport: An International Hub 20 minutes From Downtown

  • 8.3 million passengers per year with service to more than 30 countries and direct flights to more than 100 cities;
  • France's leading airport for cargo traffic outside of Paris with 55 900 metric tons of freight handled in 2016;
  • The #1 low-cost terminal in Europe: MP2;
  • €500 million of investment planned between now and 2026.
     

Port of Marseille Fos: #1 in France and #2 on the Mediterranean

  • 2.5 million passengers per year;
  • 80 million metric tons of freight;
  • 450 ports served;
  • 3rd busiest oil port in world;
  • #1 cruise ship port in France, with 1.5 million cruise passengers in 2015 (an 800% increase since 2000);
  • 10 400-hectare industrial port zone.
     

River Port of Arles: Leading Port on the Rhône

  • #1 downstream port on the Rhône for heavy cargo;
  • Accommodates ships weighing up to 3000 metric tons.
     

High-Speed Rail: Aix and Marseille Just 3 hours from Paris

  • 14 million passengers a year on the TGV Méditerranée;
  • Direct connections to Brussels, Barcelona, Frankfort, Paris…;
  • Eurostar direct to London from Marseille.
     

Marseille: Leading European Connection Hub for Digital Traffic

  • Global interconnection thanks to 13 submarine cables linking the metropolis to Africa, Southern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia;
  • Two billion Internet users rely on Marseille as the relay point for digital content;
  • #1 location for data centers in France outside of Paris with both Tier III and Tier IV data centers.
     

An Expansive Network of High-Quality Roads and Highways

 

Decision makers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs, Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis is open to the world and has the perfect strategic location and top-level infrastructure for world trade, which gives you the opportunity to conquer international markets.

 

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