Provence needs no introduction. Its rich history and culture, stunning landscapes and 300 days of sunshine a year speak for themselves. Increasing numbers of visitors come to the region, attracted by the Provençal lifestyle.
Marseille is more than just a tourist destination; it attracts investors and entrepreneurs.
Provence is the French region with the second highest number of foreign companies, and has become synonymous with success, the perfect place to live and work.
Provence in figures
110 miles of coastline
300 days of sunshine per year
The Parc National des Calanques, the biggest marine and land park in Europe
France’s number-two region for foreign companies
11 competitiveness clusters
55 billion euros in structural investment between now and 2050
200 000 public and private organisations
Living in Provence
From the turquoise waters of the calanques to the perfumed lavender fields, the picturesque villages of the Luberon to the bustling Old Port, the Camargue to Sainte-Victoire, Provence has many faces.
Here, the art of living is an institution. A region of fragrances, colours and flavours, Provence’s culinary and cultural heritage makes it the Mediterranean capital of good living and good humour.
61% natural areas
The Provençal lifestyle is the number-one source of economic attractiveness. According to the OECD, the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis is one of Europe’s top five areas for growth Why? Because it offers innovative companies first-class facilities:
- France’s number-two research cluster
- France’s number-one location for data centre’s outside Paris
- Economic dynamism
- Europe’s number-one internet connection hub
The Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis is now far more than just a fashionable location; it has become a prime address.