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Paris Region is Europe’s number one business region with a GDP 607,439 billion€ (30% of French GDP). It is a huge market of 11.9 million consumers, connected to the European market and its 500 million consumers.

A strategic location in Europe, close to EMEA market

Located less than 2,000 km from all the European Union countries, Paris is in the heart of the world's biggest market, with 500 million European consumers.
It is also an ideal gateway to Africa and the near and middle east (EMEA headquarters)

Paris, interconnected metropolis

# International

  • 529 destinations to 136 countries from Paris
  • 225 direct daily flights to cities outside Europe
  • 2 international airports (Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly):
    • 90.3 million passengers a year
    • Charles De Gaulle Airport handles the second-highest number of passengers in Europe and is Europe's leading freight airport

# Europe

  • 700 weekly flights to European cities
  • High-speed train lines connect Paris with the main European cities of London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Munich and Frankfurt. The SNCF, the French railways, carry over 22 million passengers a year on its European lines
  • Europe's third biggest motorway network after Spain and Germany, with 11,163 km (Source: European Union Road Federation-ARF)

# Local

Users in Paris have a wide range of means of public transport including:

  • 14 metro lines
  • 5 Regional Express Network (RER) lines
  • 64 bus lines
  • 3 tramlines
  • 19 036 taxis
  • 20,000 self-service bikes ("Vélib")
  • 371 km of bike paths
  • 250 bluecars and Autolib stations

Paris, an attractive metropolis for companies and international organisations to locate their headquarters

Because of its central position in Europe and economic vibrancy, Paris boasts more headquarters than any other European city.

29 of the world's 500 biggest companies, as well as international organisations such as the OECD, International Chamber of Commerce and Industry and UNESCO, have located their main offices here.

Paris is 1st in Europe for the number of Fortune 500 headquarters and 3rd worldwide (Fortune Global 500 - 2015)



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