WORK TO LIVE
A new survey has revealed the best places in France to live and work. Catriona Burns shines the spotlight on the top three and discovers why they offer the perfect work-life balance
Cover story A recent survey has revealed the top towns and cities to live and work in France. We take a closer look at the top three
If we had our way, life in France would consist of drinking wine, eating cheese and shopping at the local market all day, every day. But unless you’ve reached retirement, this round-the-clock bliss is often not feasible; many people who move to France have to continue working to fund their new lives. But, while our choice of where in France we’d like to move to is heavily influenced by lifestyle factors, we sometimes neglect to consider where in France we will be happiest working, too. However, a new survey by French newspaper L’Express has revealed the most desirable towns and cities in France to both work and live in. In order to rank which areas were best for living, the survey took things such as the weather, transport systems, affordable housing and air quality into consideration. For work life, the duration of the train journey to Paris, levels of unemployment and creation of jobs determined where in France offered the best professional life. Combining the results of both, the survey revealed where in France offers the ideal work-life balance. These are the top three.