Why SouthWest France

Maria-Concetta Cosentino


A business location specialist is at your service



A location people dream of …

…according to recent surveys! If you’re looking for a place to set up and grow your business, Nouvelle-Aquitaine is a region looking forward to a great future. It combines a young and growing population, economic vitality, accessibility, and excellent quality of life for you and your employees. Give us a chance to win you over and support your project!

entreprendre en nouvelle aquitaine

1.Take advantage of a thriving economy

  • A growing population and an expanding transportation system
  • An ambitious region leveraging innovation and undertaking major infrastructure projects
  • Cutting-edge training for the talent you need to recruit
  • A diversified economy where you can find partners, suppliers and quality raw materials
  • An efficient regional ecosystem, attentive to your needs, where you can easily make
    yourself heard, meet decision-makers and get support for your projects.

2.Enjoy the quality of life

  • Extensive, well-preserved natural areas ranging from the Atlantic to the
    Pyrenees that enjoys a southern climate
  • Leisure activities for every taste (skiing, hiking, surfing, golf, thalassotherapy, festivals: music, Francofolies, Comic book festival, Basque festivals, and more)
  • A multitude of cultural and touristic destinations (village of Saint-Emilion, Citadel of Blaye, Futuroscope, La Rochelle Aquarium, Palmyre Zoo, Lascaux 2, Isle of Ré, Marais Poitevin), and numerous UNESCO heritage sites
  • Many towns and cities with fascinating identity and heritage, including Bordeaux, Limoges, Pau, Bayonne, Biarritz, La Rochelle, Brive and Poitiers.
la qualité de vie en nouvelle aquitaine

3.Make the most of affordable real estate

  • Low business set-up expenses, 20-30% below costs in Paris
  • Family homes with a pool, or apartments with open beams and terraces in the
    city center, very affordable real estate!

4. Get where you’re going easily

  • Paris is 2 hours from Bordeaux by TGV high-speed train
  • 11 airports serving hubs all over Europe, and an expanding number of direct international connections
  • The highway network lets you travel easily in the region and connect with European logistics routes
  • Commercial ports, navigable rivers and multimodal freight hubs

Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

Nouvelle Aquitaine received 116 investment projects in 2021, creating or maintaining 2,176 jobs, an 85% rise since 2020. One-third of these jobs were in manufacturing activities. […]

An Accessible Region

Nouvelle-Aquitaine, on the Atlantic coast and bordering Spain, is strategically located on Europe’s North-South logistics itinerary. With extensive, modern transportation infrastructures, the region is easily accessible from European economic capitals, putting companies close to their markets:


  • 11 airports, 7 serving international destinations
  • Over 60 international routes with daily or weekly service
  • Growing number of low-cost airlines

Road and Rail Network

  • LGV SEA (Bordeaux – Paris in 2 hrs.)
  • North-south and East-West expressway networks


  • 4 ports of trade
  • Links to 300 ports worldwide