A major French agglomeration with more than 800,000 inhabitants, Bordeaux Métropole has the ambition of becoming one of Europe’s top metropolitan areas over the next few years. An attractive city open to investors and with a strong focus on the quality of life of its inhabitants, the conurbation is enjoying a period of unprecedented dynamism. Population growth, major projects, future investments… This is truly Bordeaux’s Decade.
- 1 million inhabitants by 2030
- 4th agglomeration in France for job creation in 2012 (Trendeo)
- 2nd in terms of appeal to young graduates and the working population (APEC survey)
- 6th French airport with over 4 million passengers (+8.9% from 2011 to 2012)
- 5th most enterprising metro area in France for foreign investment (Ernst & Young survey 2013)
Numerous structuring projects to meet the needs of a million-strong metropolis:
- The LGV Sud-Europe Atlantique high-speed train link: more than 20 million travellers
- Bordeaux Euratlantique – Operation in the National Interest: a new district around the train station with tens of thousands of new inhabitants and jobs
- Two extra bridges over the River Garonne, including the Pont Chaban-Delmas, the highest vertical-lift bridge in Europe,
- An extension of the tram lines, making the network one of the longest in France
- Operation Campus, a huge real-estate programme serving a scientific and educational project for a new university of international standing.