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Host Region: Occ­i­tanie (France)

© Saada Romain / Ferrer Fabien / Region Occitanie
© Saa­da Romain / Fer­rer Fabi­en / Region Occitanie

The Occ­i­tanie region is the most attrac­tive ter­ri­to­ry in France. It is the sec­ond largest met­ro­pol­i­tan area. From Lot to Gard, it offers an unpar­al­leled diver­si­ty of landscapes.

Occ­i­tanie attracts more than 41,600 new inhab­i­tants each year (+0.7% per year on aver­age between 2013 and 2021). With the high­est pop­u­la­tion growth in France, it cur­rent­ly has 6 mil­lion res­i­dents. First region in France for busi­ness cre­ation, our region is a wel­com­ing and attrac­tive ter­ri­to­ry. Its GDP ranks 4th among French regions (7.5% of nation­al GDP) in 2021. 1st French region for the research efforts, it excels in terms of high­er edu­ca­tion with 35 large schools and uni­ver­si­ties in Toulouse, Mont­pel­li­er and through­out the ter­ri­to­ry, host­ing near­ly 264,000 stu­dents, 31 major engi­neer­ing schools and col­leges and 13 nation­al research organizations.

OCC­I­TANIE, DIS­COV­ER THE ESSENTIALS!

No need to trav­el around the world to dis­cov­er pre­cious won­ders, the region has a rich his­to­ry and an excep­tion­al her­itage, with eight World Her­itage UNESCO sites, near­ly 5,000 his­tor­i­cal mon­u­ments, 2 Nation­al Parks, 1 Marine Nat­ur­al Park, 41 Grands Sites Occ­i­tanie (Top Occ­i­ta­nia Sites) and 8 Region­al Nat­ur­al Parks. It has 220 km of Mediter­ranean coast­line and 40,000 hectares of ponds and lagoons. If you love nature, the beach, old stones or beau­ti­ful cities, if you love food and are curi­ous, then wel­come to Occ­i­tanie! As vast as a coun­try, our region has trea­sures, tastes and excep­tion­al prod­ucts, the charm of authen­tic­i­ty. Here, the sea and the moun­tains, the vil­lages and the cas­tles, the vine­yards and the sun are wait­ing for you, as well as the gen­tle way of life and the hos­pi­tal­i­ty of the inhab­i­tants of Occitanie.