Angers is France’s leading green city, a dynamic urban hub with a human touch where it is good to live and work. 15,000 companies, 43,000 students and a large number of investors have already chosen Angers.
Ranked by estate agent Arthur Loyd as the leading metropolis with a population between 200,000 and 500,000, Angers hosts more than 3,000 events, conferences and seminars every year. For example, the city hosted The World Electronics Forum in 2017 and is going to organise the International Horticultural Congress in 2022. Angers is modernising and boasts two new business districts in the heart of the city. Modernisation in the city will also be at the service of a sustainable transition.
The city is internationally recognised for its excellence in areas such as digital, electronics and IoT, plant and food, e-health and biotechnology. Angers is home to the biggest names in provident and insurance companies. It is the headquarters of world-renowned companies such as Cointreau, Atos, Scania, Giffard, Eolane, Evolis. It is also in Angers that the European Union has chosen to locate its agency for the protection of plant varieties, the CPVO.
Angers doesn’t stop at businesses. Around 43,000 students consider Angers a good place to study. The city has two universities, 18 higher education establishments and 55 accredited research laboratories in five major areas: plant and environment, health, materials, information and communication sciences and technologies, human and social sciences.
Visitors will find a diverse cultural offering thanks to events and organisations such as the Apocalypse tapestry, the Premiers Plans European film festival – the second biggest film festival in France, a national drama centre, a national contemporary dance centre, a national orchestra, an opera, and five museums. They will also want to visit the Loire, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the castles, the 3rd largest ‘Appellation d’origine contrôlée’ vineyard in France, and enjoy Angers’ renowned gastronomy and art of living.