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Services & Security in Luminy

. Services in Luminy

We are not able to communicate the different details (schedules, prices, etc..) for these services because they may greatly vary with the summer period. For example, in summer, food services are often closed in the evening. Indeed, during the two months vacation, the campus, with far fewer students, runs at a slower rate. It is certainly possible to get it by calling the provided telephone numbers. We advise you to inform you in advance to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Distributor of money

Entrance of the Faculty of Sciences (The ATM is on the left)


- Sogeres Cafeteria: The entrance is located in the lobby of the Faculty of Sciences. (Note the ATM is on the left just before entering), 163 Avenue Luminy, 13009 Marseille 04 91 82 67 88
- University of Luminy Restaurant: The restaurant is located in the heart of University Campus Luminy. It can receive 750 people. 171 Avenue de Luminy, 13009 Marseille / 04 91 41 19 84
- Two sandwich shops in the parking lot of the bus terminal:
Le luminyen: 04 91 82 62 9
Snack Truck Luminy (chez Martine et Jean-Louis):

Photocopy services (printing, etc… )

- Planète Image: the entrance is in the Hall of the Faculty of Sciences.163 Avenue de Luminy, case 901, 13288 Marseille cedex 9 / 04 91 82 62 84. During the summer the store may be open from 10h to 16h.

Smoke shop / Press

- Located in the lobby of the Faculty of Science, probably open from 10 to 18 during the summer.
At the first floor, the Sogeres restaurant, accessible with a ramp; below, the smoke shop and photocopy service

Post Office (traditional services and ATM)

La Banque Postale : located at the entrance of campus, behind bus 21 stop (terminus). 163 Avenue De Luminy, 13009 Marseille / The Post Office is often closed during summer, there is another one at Castellane subway station.

Hypermarket (ATM in the lobby of the mall / gas station)
Avenue De Lattre de Tassigny – accessible by bus 21 (Valmante stop) / 04 91 17 74 00

Swimming pool

Pool of Luminy / Route Leon Lachamp, 13009 Marseille / 04 91 41 26 59

Laundry facilities

- Self-service washing machines in the lobby of building E
- Laundry facilities in the lobby of building B.

. Security in Luminy


Luminy is located on a protected area, at the base of the Mont Puget, an hour walk from a wild and protected beach, the Calanques, which goes up the Ciotat through Cassis. It is a place for walking and swimming, and is also a well-known place for climbers.

Within a few months, this site will be officially included in the National Park of the Calanques, which will be the first suburban French (and European) national park and the third in the world after Cape Town and Sydney.

This space has a fragile balance, and is already within the scope of various regulations, we are reminding you here.

Fire risks

It is forbidden to light fires, to camp, anywhere. For the record, August 21, 1990, a fire devastated 2,900 hectares of forest between Luminy and Cassis, and in July 2009, more than 1,300 hectares have gone up in smoke before our eyes. We even feared to be evacuated as the fire had approached the university campus.

Be careful, a tiny ember of butt can cause a fire. You may absolutely not smoke when you drive through the small pine forest that surround the buildings, or if , for example, you walk into the creeks.

The CROUS buildings are “non-smoking” (including bedrooms), It is however allowed to smoke outside the buildings and crushed your own cigarettes in the ashtrays provided for this purpose. You can smoke outside, preferably to the central concrete, where there also will be placed ashtrays.

From June 1 to September 30 in the Bouches-du-Rhone, access to the forests is regulated by the decree 2008127-1 of May 6, 2008 for the safety of people and the preservation of sensitive sites.

Depending on weather conditions, the level of “forest fire” danger (Orange – Red – Black) is determined each day by forest, not later than 6:00 pm for the following day. Thus, access to the calanques can be made temporarily restricted or prohibited.

TO KNOW THE RISK OF FIRE : 0811 20 13 13

The calanques

The Calanque de Sugiton is accessible by foot, at about an hour walk. It goes down, and it is therefore a little difficult to return.

Besides Sugiton, you can access the infamous “Calanque of the fallen stones ” (also called nudist beach). This beach has been banned by the municipality since 2006, following the death of a person buried by the collapse of a large volume of rock. The wall overlooking the slab is still very unstable. Several accidents have occurred there since. Furthermore, this cove is difficult to access, and in case of need, it is important to take into account that help will take time before arriving.

By windy day, be careful: ask before you go walking in the calanques and opt for ways near the coast not to make you circle in flames in case of a fire.

In general, read the signs: they are there to inform you and protect you. Take instructions into account, especially regarding the risk of landslide, do not cross the limits indicated, because it’s dangerous, but also because the scree is the fragile habitat of a protected plant (Gouffé grass) .

Equip yourself properly: even though the first access seems quite easy, this is still a wild and mountainous site. So expect the right hardware: walking shoes, water, snack, hat, map of the massive …

Respect for “nature”

Luminy is a wildlife site which hosts all sorts of species. One may cross, particularly at night, wild boars. They are relatively harmless, the best being to walk around them at a safe distance.

Generally, flowers, animals, minerals and fossils belong to the Calanques’ landscape and contribute to their uniqueness as well as their ecosystem. The pick or trample them threatens this fragile equilibrium.

Remember to keep your trash: do not throw your picnic leftovers, tissues, wrappers, cigarette butts, bring them with you until the disposal bins in the parking areas.

Night in the campus

Remember to bring a flashlight to get around campus at night, it is relatively poorly enlightened. The “shortcuts” are dark, for example.

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