Best towns in France for families revealed

A cheerful family of four walking down the street. Bordeaux has been ranked the best town in France for families in 2020.
Bordeaux has been ranked the best towns in France for families in 2020, according to a new list

The top towns for families in France have been ranked by weekly news magazine Le Figaro Magazine, with Bordeaux coming out on top, and other cities in west and southwest France completing the top ten.

The top ten cities for families, according to the magazine, are: 

  1. Bordeaux (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
  2. Toulouse (Occitanie)
  3. Lyon (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes)
  4. Nantes (‎Pays de la Loire)
  5. Bayonne (Nouvelle-Aquitaine)
  6. Rennes (Brittany)
  7. Angers (Pays de la Loire)
  8. Strasbourg (Grand Est)
  9. Quimper (Brittany)
  10. Montpellier (Occitanie)

The total list ranks 65 French towns, chosen from communes with more than 50,000 inhabitants - not including French overseas territories or suburb towns.

Nine factors important to families were considered when making the ranking; how dynamic the local population is, economic performance, school results, housing, cultural sports ...

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