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Business in France

Cities of Opportunities


Paris, the capital of France, is home to about 2,3 million Parisians who enjoy the wonders of architecture, art, and a thriving metropolitan culture known all over the world. Although Paris has an intriguingly diverse population it still remains uniquely Paris.

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Only 2 hours away from Paris, Bordeaux offers an ideal environment to expand your business. Not only does Bordeaux have a port with a connection to all 5 continents, the city also has a large industrial and logistics platform.

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Lille is named the French heart of Europe. With easy access to Paris, Belgium, London, and the Netherlands, Lille consist of a wide train network and also an airport. Lille is a known city for its focus on well living but also its young population with 43% under the age of 30.

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By choosing to set up your business in Lyon, you are investing in the 2nd largest economic center in France together with numerous companies like Sanofi Pasteur, IBM and Rhodia, foundations and international organizations such as the WHO and Interpol.

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With almost nine hundred thousand inhabitants, Marseille is the second-largest port in France and one of the most important ports in Europe and the Mediterranean. In addition, the larger towns in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur are connected to the wide TGV network via Marseille.

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Nestled along the Atlantic Ocean and 2 hours by train from Paris, quality of life in Nantes goes hand in hand with economic dynamism and creativity. France's 2nd greenest city, Nantes is also a major employer in research and new technologies

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With a population of about 5 million, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) is the 6th largest region of France. The economy of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur belongs to the middle class of France with a GDP of 155 billion.

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Rennes, the gateway to Brittany, is a European metropolis renowned for its excellence and quality of life. Just 1.5 hours by train from Paris and 45 minutes from the sea, Rennes enjoys a privileged and ideal location, making it one of France's most dynamic metropolises.

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The 4th largest city in France and capital of the Occitanie region, Toulouse is a dynamic and attractive European metropolis. Its many assets contribute to creating a quality of life on the Garonne river that appeals to talented people.

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