Best and Cheapest Places to Live In France. Paris and the French desert is all an observation now obsolete. The ranking of French cities where it is good to live and work does not cease to evolve, and offers very beautiful surprises. Angers is at the top of the ranking of the best quality of life, but Nantes settles on its side as the ideal city of employment. Each year, more than 200,000 people leave the Ile-de-France for the province, without renouncing all urban life.
Clermont-Ferrand, the Surprise of the South-East
According to the 2017 ranking of the Express, it is the city of Auvergne that would top the list for its quality of life due to being the part ofcheapest places to live in France, well ahead of Lyon but also Aix, Marseille, Annecy, Cannes, Nice or Avignon. What happened at Clermont-Ferrand? Nothing more than a low delinquency, a favorable property conjecture, a healthy air, a varied cultural and academic offer and we are there: CF the new SF? CF is even better because there are volcanoes. And yeah, something San Francisco will never have, it!
Lyon, the Palm of the Dynamism of Employment
With 100,000 jobs created in ten years and some 900,000 jobs in total in 2014, Lyon is a city that moves! Its rate of business creation is also extremely high, placing it in the first step of the podium of the city where to work in the South East. Big up Lyon, the new Eldorado anti-unemployment! Parisians, flee your city, poor fools in this cheapest place to live in France.
Limoges, Albi, Pau: Winning Trio
Cities with human size are now more acclaimed than their big sisters, Bordeaux and Toulouse. The winner, Limoges, enjoys a slightly polluted air and a solid safety (5th in France). Without forgetting this small taste of soil that seems to please the French: in Limoges, the kitchen is gourmand!
Angers, Rising Star In The West
Angers has obviously all well. Its secret is to combine the assets of a large urban area without borrowing the defects. Lower delinquency can be seen here than in Nantes, Rennes or Tours; Bachelors and students are more numerous than elsewhere. In ten years, Angers has thus gained more than 8,000 new students, without flaming the rent of the studios in the city center. We advise Paris to take a little example, because it is not with good rooms of 9m2 rented 800 € per month that the capital is likely to go up in the list.
Dijon, the New Capital of “Good Living”
Another big surprise: when Lille was ranked 12th in the ranking for its quality of life, it was the capital of Burgundy that prevailed, ahead of Nancy, Strasbourg and Boulogne sur-mer. Dijon has the commercial, cultural, medical and university assets of a major regional capital which add to its importance as one of the cheapest places to live in France. And, at the same time, it displays delinquency statistics worthy of a sub-prefecture, real estate prices that will make you the king of oil. Plus, it’s not even ugly and a winning combination.