France is a country with a lot of diversity of landscape depending on where you go. From warm cities next to the Mediterranean sea, intertwining mediaeval streets and mountainous alp villages covered in snow during the winter months.
This range allows you to experience the different sides of the country and find something that suits you and your needs. Here are a few French cities you should look into that may suit your needs in finding the perfect place to call home for a while.
The port of southern France, this city has Mediterranean vibes and historically was a bridge between Africa and Europe causing invasion and immigration over centuries that is reflected in the architecture and trade in previous decades.
If you are looking for somewhere warm and has many historical influences in the way the city is laid out you should check out Marseille. This port city is home to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Cathédrale La Major and the Calanques National Park. The ancient city allows you to experience beach life, city life and a high quality of life. If you are looking for a beautiful apartment within the city, look no further.
Marseillie is for those who thrive with ample sunlight and want to be able to gaze out at the shore, take boat rides on the weekends or even take a long hike in one of the city's national parks overlooking crystal blue lakes .
Here are a few coworking spaces you can work from a get inspired:
Sitting next to the Spanish border this aerospace hub is an intriguing city to immerse yourself within. The weather within this city is rather mild and never reaches below 0 degrees Celsius but you will experience all seasons here with summer temperatures reaching an average 28 degrees Celsius.
The Pink City got its nickname from the bricks many buildings are made of. The different tones of the brick change depending on the seasons. These bricks are made of terracotta stained red which makes the city's unique architecture. The city holds a UNESCO world heritage site Saint-Sernin basilica and Routes of Santiago de Compostela, a well known pilgrimage many take.
Here are a few coworking spaces where you can meet like minded people:
With many charming old town streets in the beautiful city of Montpellier. The maze of streets winding through the city will leave you exploring new spaces every time you move through the city.
Temperatures reach as low as 2 degrees celsius and in the summer months as high as 27 degrees celsius. The city has many elegant mansions and botanical gardens, some of the oldest in France that Henry IV in the 1590’s.
If you think Montpellier is the place for you here are a few coworking spaces in the city:
Known for the creativity the city holds. Lyon is the capital of gastronomy, the art of food. If you love fine dining and trying out different high quality restaurants and cafes this is a city you should look into exploring!
Lyon is a very charming city that reflects centuries of history. It is a very walkable city with great public transport that allows people to get around the city easily.
If you are looking for a new home in Lyon check out some of these amazing places within the city.
Coworking spaces in Lyon:
- 2B Coworking
- Now Coworking
- La Cordée Liberté Guillotière
- Mama works
- Polygones Vieux Lyon
- Webup coworking
The capital of the beautiful country of France. The historic city with over 130 museums consisting of one of the most visited museums in the world The Louvre with a vast collection of works to admire. While living in Paris you will find that there is so much to see and experience in the city that dates back to approximately 250 BC (Before Christ).
If you want to live in a city where there is always something to do, experience and enjoy life around you, especially if you are artistic, this is a city where your roots can grow and thrive. Paris is a city with a landscape that will take you back in time and if you think this may be a city for you, go for it! Just make sure you plan ahead to make sure you can make the new city your home.
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The French Riviera offers people who live here a bit of elegance and sophistication. For many years the city has drawn creatives and nobility to experience all that Nice has to offer.
Due to this the city has a wealth of things to do and has a big international vibe as you walk around. Moving to Nice you will experience the city has a coastal living vibe that will allow you to spend your days chilling on the beach or strolling through the mediaeval city or visiting one of its many art museums!
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Lille is a small city close to Belgium in the North of the country. Lille has a diverse population due to where it is situated but there is not a big expat community.
If you truly want to immerse yourself in French life and culture, practice your French and be close to the Belgian border. This is the place for you.
The city has quite a young population due to the universities that are located there and has Flemish influences from centuries ago that still remain to this day. You will be walking through cobble stoned streets and buildings built in the 1600’s!
Coworking spaces in Lille:
Should You Move To France?
If you want a high quality of life regarding working standards, the quality of life that can allow you to have a good balance, France and one of its many beautiful cities is one you should look into exploring to make the move.
France has a lot of choices due to the diversity of the country's landscape which allows you to change your scenery and move within the country. Life moves at a slower pace and many cities in the country allow an ease of mobilisation with great public transport links within their metropolis cities so that you can try out the high quality food and produce the country offers.
While cities are charming a lot of the houses are old and lack insulation so you need to make sure you find a home that is up to date and equipped with the necessary facilities. Also, due to the slower pace in lifestyle bureaucracy is an issue that can be highlighted. In addition, if you don’t know French there will be a language barrier so if you are not willing to learn, France may not be for you.