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 plane tree leaves, a 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:

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

GPS coordinates for the Technopôle de l’Arbois: 43°29'30.0"N 5°19'58.1"E (43.491665, 5.332820)

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)