Centre for the synthesis
and analysis of biodiversity

A centre created and developed by the FRB

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CESAB's building has been designed to guarantee well-being in a multi-use work environment of quality.

CESAB is over 440m2 in an eco-built structure, with over 15 rooms of various capacities to allow the researchers to meet in plenary or break-out sessions. 

The state-of-the-art equipment and information and knowledge systems are suitable to share and exchange large data bases.

The building is located in a green area of 11,000 ha of typical Provence landscape. CESAB is in proximity of numerous services. 

CESAB's unusual facade: to deflect sun light, the building siding is covered with large metal sicamore leafs, symbol for shade in Provence.

 

 

 

Getting to CESAB

Located in the south of France, CESAB is situated within the Technopôle de l’Environnement Arbois-Méditerranée, about 10 kms south-west of Aix-en- Provence. Only 10 kms away from the TGV train station of Aix-en-Provence and 20 minutes away from the international airport of Marseille-Provence, CESAB is easily reached within France and Europe, and from abroad.

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Address:
CESAB - FRB
Immeuble Henri Poincaré, 2ème étage
Domaine du Petit Arbois
Avenue Louis Philibert
13100 Aix-en-Provence
FRANCE


Contact:

cesab@fondationbiodiversite.fr

Tel: +33 (0)4 42 19 99 50
Fax: +33 (0)4 42 19 99 59

 

GPS coordinates for the Technopôle de l’Arbois: E5.331 42° - N.4349100°

Arriving from the west: Direction Lyon A7, Exit: Vitrolles – Le Griffon Direction: Les Milles – Calas par la D9 Sortie: Calas – Secteur du Petit Arbois Direction: Petit Arbois by the D543 At the turn around in about 2 km, make a left and go up to the avenue Louis Philibert

Arriving from the south: Direction Aix-en-Provence, Exit: Plan de Campagne Direction: Cabriès – calas by D543 Go through Calas to the turn around of Gremeuse Direction: Petit Arbois by the D543 At the turn around in about 2 km, make a left and go up to the avenue Louis Philibert

Arriving from the north:
Direction Marseille, Exit: Aix-les-Milles, by the RD9 Exit: Calas – secteur du Petit Arbois Direction: Petit Arbois by the D543 At the turn around in about 2 km, make a left and go up to the avenue Louis Philibert

Marseille Provence international airport is at about 20 minutes by car from CESAB. www.marseille.aeroport.fr

Méditerranée Aix TGV station is approximately a 10-minute ride from CESAB. www.tgv.com

There is currently no direct public connection between the airport, the TGV station, and the Technopôle de l'Arbois.

- Airport shuttle - gare TGV - Aix centre ville (www.navetteaixtgvaeroport.com)

- Cartreize n°53 Marseille Saint Charles bus station - Technopôle de l'Arbois (www.rdt13.fr/rn8)

- Line n°17 : Aix centre ville bus station - Technopôle de l'Arbois, via Aix La Duranne (www.aixenbus.fr/Se-deplacer/Horaires-et-plans-de-lignes)