Business hotels in La Penne-sur-Huveaune
Your hotel in La Penne-sur-Huveaune is ideally situated, tucked away behind the business capital of Marseilles and surrounded by France's most prolific vineyards. La Penne takes its name from 'peno', meaning 'rock wall', and is divided in two by a small mountain range. Lying on the Huveaune river, which flows into the Mediterranean in Marseille, La Penne is fortuitously situated in one of France's most important trade arteries. With just over 6000 inhabitants, La Penne-sur-Huveaune is just large enough to elicit a vibrant cultural scene while retaining its pastoral appeal.
What's special about La Penne-sur-Huveaune?
A gateway between Europe and the Mediterranean, Marseille offers business travellers a unique perspective on the relationship between two differing economic and cultural continents. Business in modern Marseilles still retains the flavour of its long history as a commercial centre, as does research at the well-regarded Kedge centre for executive education. Upstream a few kilometres, La Penne-sur-Huveaune benefits from its proximity to this long standing commercial hub as well as its more relaxing environment. Business has been transacted here since Roman times, and a pyramid tomb from the first century still stands in the yard of La Penne's exquisite seventeenth century church.
What kind of business activity takes place in La Penne-sur-Huveaune?
Marseille is home to Kedge Business School which ranks second among French management schools in research. The School offers MBA programmes in partnership with Shanghai Jiaotong University as well as a Certification in Wine and Spirits Marketing. A roster of events and conferences accompany the research programme which focuses on strategic areas including Sustainable Development, Supply Chain Management and Euro-Mediterranean Affairs. The most notable of these is a four-day conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain (ILS) which reflects the School's research standard in these areas.
What is there to do from my La Penne-sur-Huveaune hotel after work?
After business hours are over, you can enjoy some high-quality theatre or well-programmed cinema at La Penne's socio-cultural activity centre. The local ACAL association provides an impressive level of cultural animation for a small town including archaeological walks and exhibitions. There is also a leisure centre with a gym and tennis club close to your hotel in La Penne-sur-Huveaune. More sedentary recreation can be found at the Médiathèque Pablo Neruda which regularly holds events and lectures on the arts.