May 2, 2012
1 Cote d’Azur
2 Cote d’Azur
With salaries generally high, with an average five hours of sunshine in January and 12 hours in July, and with property seemingly resistant to the drop in prices many areas have been subjected to in recent years, it is of little surprise that the Cote d’Azur remains a popular place to both live and visit.
Although now the Cote d’Azur’s outwardly indomitable popularity has been made ‘official’, since it was announced that the Cote d’Azur, along with Paris and the Atlantic coast trial Rhone-Alpes have been named as the best places in France to work and live.
The results of a survey, which was conducted by the recruitment firm Apec, were published on The Connexion, one of France’s leading English-language newspapers.
The survey interviewed young professionals living in France who said that the high standard of living and economic dynamism, made the Cote d’Azur, Paris and the Rhone-Alps, the regions of France where they dreamed of being based.
Although unlike the Cote d’Azur and the Rhone-Alps, which were on more than a quarter of the respondents wish lists as a place to live, many of the young professionals interviewed viewed Paris as number one for economic dynamism yet rated it down in terms of the cost of housing, levels of pollution, high unemployment rates and length of commutes.
The Cote d’Azur on the other hand, with its lack of pollution, low unemployment rates, high salaries, good infrastructure and public transport networks, remains one of France’s most desirable locations to live.