Bordeaux has beaten the pawn in Toulouse, and climbs for the first time on the second step of the podium of the Très Grandes Métropoles
According to the 2021 Barometer published by the Arthur Loyd cabinet (Attractiveness of French metropolises and resilience of the territories), Bordeaux climbs for the first time on the second step of the podium of the Très Grandes Métropoles, behind Lyon, and ahead of Toulouse. The firm explored four main themes: economic performance; tertiary real estate and business reception; life quality ; connectivity, human capital and innovation.
Bordeaux shows good results in “economic resilience” and in particular for employment indicators (+14,300 jobs in the first half of 2021). For several years, it has maintained the lowest office rent among other regional markets of comparable size. It is very accessible by train from Parisian stations, historically in strong interrelationship with Paris and has a rich historical heritage: these strengths give it additional attractiveness.
On the other hand, it is the last in its category concerning innovation or international openness. And show some weaknesses in the thematic quality of life, which includes the price of real estate and the quality of urban development.