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Business in France

Cities of Opportunities

PARIS

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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LYON

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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BORDEAUX

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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MARSEILLE

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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NICE

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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LILLE

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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