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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: 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 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.
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.
- 720km of coastline
- 6,000 historic monuments
- 2.8 million hectares of forest
- In 2017, Bordeaux – Paris 2 hours by train
- 6 university centres
- 181,000 students
- Over 37,000 apprentices (2012)
- 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