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Why is Orléans one of the most attractive cities in France to settle in?

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Wilfried Devillers, edited by Ophelie Artaud
08:56, November 22, 2022

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Europe 1 reveals a survey to discover the most attractive cities in France. And it is in the Loiret that a city is doing well: Orléans. With its prices per square meter much lower than in Paris and its proximity to the capital, many have chosen to settle there.

Who has never thought of it: leaving everything to change life, housing, work. But to go where? What are the most attractive cities? Europe 1 reveals a survey to see more clearly. According to Meilleurtaux.com and Météo Jobs, a city in the Loiret is doing well: Orléans, with its cathedral, its jobs and its prices per square meter. Europe 1 has met new owners.

“In Orléans, prices are still accessible”

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115,000 euros for a T2 a few steps from the city center, Aline Martin and her companion did not hesitate for a second. “I’m on about forty square meters but I have an exterior, I’m on the ground floor. I could never have had this opportunity in a big city, a big metropolis. In Orléans, prices are still affordable. It is a property with work, it was one of my criteria.”

The estimated amount of the renovations is 20,000 euros, far from the Parisian estimates. “With the current cost of materials, it’s very complicated. To have a craftsman in Paris, you have to go out of your way. In Orléans, it’s still possible,” adds Aline.

The generalization of telework

Karine Le Frappeur is the manager of the Lex Immo agency. She also sees in the attraction for Orléans a post-pandemic effect and a generalization of telework. “We are close to the capital, that’s why people all come back. Because now, there are two or three days of teleworking, and when they do their little calculations, they are better off coming to live here and to have a larger home.” And the math is quick. A 40 square meter apartment will cost you an average of 120,000 euros in Orléans, compared to 400,000 euros in Paris.

The capital also takes last place in the ranking. On the podium: Orléans, Mulhouse and Rouen.

Source: Europe1

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