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Bordeaux and Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Bordeaux and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region are increasingly ranked among the top areas in France for quality of life, economic vitality and innovation.

Bordeaux et la Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Bordeaux: a vibrant city

Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, tourist destination and wine capital of the world, has successfully transformed itself to become a leading player in the technologies of tomorrow. As the fourth-ranked city in France for its student population, and a recipient of the French Tech label, Bordeaux is a great place to live, study and start a business!

Named the "Best European Destination," it is located just a short trip from the Atlantic Ocean, the Pyrenees and Paris.

  • Bordeaux ®S. Faric
  • Bordeaux ®AmayaMGM
  • Bordeaux ®AmayaMGM
  • Bordeaux ®loreat
  • Bordeaux ®Xavier Veilhan

Bordeaux is a lovely city, marked by the air of the Atlantic Ocean. It's a very welcoming and vibrant city. During my time here, I saw a lot of changes and new projects being developed. I could now consider staying here in the future.

Luca (Italy)

Nouvelle-Aquitaine: an attractive region

With 5.8 million inhabitants and spanning 84,100km², Nouvelle-Aquitaine is the largest region in France in terms of area. A thriving industrial hub, this vast region is an economic growth area, driven by industries of excellence including aeronautics and space, advanced materials, green chemistry and eco-friendly processes, digital technology, photonics etc.

  • La Nouvelle-Aquitaine ® Bernard Blanc
  • La Nouvelle-Aquitaine ®Mario Sanchez Prada
  • La Nouvelle-Aquitaine ®Daniel Jolivet
  • La Nouvelle-Aquitaine ®Dulup
  • La Nouvelle-Aquitaine ®Xavier Veilhan

Key figures

  • Tourism

    • 720km of coastline
    • 6,000 historic monuments
    • 2.8 million hectares of forest
    • In 2017, Bordeaux – Paris 2 hours by train
  • Education

    • 6 university centres
    • 181,000 students
    • Over 37,000 apprentices (2012)
  • Economy

    • Top-ranked region in France for Research and Development
    • 3rd economic region in France
    • 5th region in France for business creation
    • 11 competitiveness clusters
  • 10 key industrial sectors

    • Aeronautics, Space, Defence and Mechanical Sub-Contracting
    • Advanced Materials
    • Green Chemistry and Eco-Friendly Processes
    • Green Sectors and Eco-Friendly Technologies, Circular Economy, Mobility
    • Digital Technology
    • Health and Well-Being
    • Photonics (including optics, laser, imaging)
    • Agri-Food Industries
    • Wood and Paper Industry
    • Leather, Luxury, Textiles, Arts and Crafts