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.
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
- Rail link, Bordeaux – Paris 2 hours by train
- 2 universities
The University of Bordeaux, which has 52,000 students, 3,000 teachers and researchers, became an “initiative of excellence” in 2011. It has 12% international students, 27% scholarship students, 545,000m2 of premises and a budget. of 560 million euros.
- More than 40 higher schools
- The metropolis has 87,700 students and 11,600 researchers
- Bordeaux is a benchmark city for laser optics (85 companies, 10,000 jobs created, 700 researchers)
- 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
- Green Chemistry and Eco-Friendly Processes
- Advanced Materials
- 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