Want to be at the office in the morning and on the beach in the evening?
If you've always dreamed of running your business in a coastal town and giving your employees a high quality of life featuring lovely beaches and outdoors activities, Saint-Nazaire is exactly what you're looking for. It is a land of a thousand facets that complement each other without ever clashing: urban and coastal, historic and innovative, industrial and bucolic.
This little California in Brittany is now a highly popular destination! Is it for the area's twenty beaches, its open-mindedness, its sense of community, its economic vitality or its ability to prepare for the future? Come find out for yourself!
Saint-Nazaire, urban lifestyle on the coast
An economy with great potential
Saint-Nazaire boasts some of the most dynamic industries in France, including aeronautics (Airbus) and shipbuilding (Chantiers de l'Atlantique), and has what it takes to rise to the challenge of the new ocean-based blue economy (marine renewable energy and other renewables, sail-powered freight, marine bioresources).
Saint-Nazaire also features a strong supply of multi-sector skills (shipbuilding, aerospace, composites, oil and gas, etc.) and efficient logistics and port services.
Third, a local success story
"The diverse skill set of the local workforce is one of the key strengths of this area, which boasts qualified people capable of learning how to perform 3D printing."
Maxime Mahé, co-founder of THIRD, a 3D printing startup formed in Saint-Nazaire in 2019
Plage web, networking on the beach
"Saint-Nazaire boasts a wide range of expertise. Of course, there's shipbuilding and aerospace, but there's so much more as well. In digital tech and media, strong skills are being developed. Here you see a "maker" mindset, people who embark on projects without being sure of generating profits right away, who try things out and experiment, sort of in start-up mode. This is exactly what's happening in Saint-Nazaire right now!"
Sébastien Taraud, founder of Plage Web
Talents, Attractiveness, Saint-Nazaire