Best and Worst Cities in France

Mar 10th, 2003, 07:24 AM
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Best and Worst Cities in France

Here are some best of/worst of cities in France from Le Point, 10 jan 2003:

Best/Worse place to find a job:

1) Gap
2) La Roche -sur-Yon
3) Orléans

99) Calais
100) Boulogne-sur-Mer

Worst autoroute security:

97) Cannes
98) Avignon
99) Brive-la-Gaillarde
100) Antibes

Most unsafe city:

96) Toulouse
97) Strasboug
98) Marseille
99) Béziers
100) Lyon

Where to be well taken care of in hospitals, etc.:

1) Lyon
2) Nice
3) Grenoble
4) Toulouse

Best Handicap accessibility:

Monpellier
Grenoble
Troyes
Vichy

Richest/Poorest cities:

1) Paris
2) Lyon
3) Aix-en-Provence
4) Antibes

98) Tarbes
99) Boulogne-sur-Mer
100) Calais

Most Expensive living:

96) La Rochelle
97) Nice
98) Cannes
99) Paris
100) Antibes

Most Expensive Rent:

95) Strasbourg
96) Cherbourg
97) Troyes
98) Lille
99) Nancy
100) Paris

Most "Dynamic" City (geography, activities, businesses)

1) Rennes
2) Annecy
3) Vannes
4) Monpellier

Best place for high schoolers/ junior highers education:

1) Bayonne
2) Poitiers
3) Angers
4) Tours

Where to be distracted:

1) Paris
2) Lyon
3) Montpellier
4) Bordeaux

Most agreeable climate:

1) Marseille
2) Montpellier
3) Toulouse
4) Valence



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Mar 10th, 2003, 11:35 AM
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Hi

I guess that means Montpellier is worth a trip ?

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Mar 10th, 2003, 11:37 AM
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Why would Lyon be dangerous?
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Mar 10th, 2003, 12:02 PM
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Montpellier has a wonderful ***michelin restaurant and chateau. The twin brothers, Jacques and Laurent Pourcel are the owners and the chefs.
 
Mar 10th, 2003, 12:10 PM
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I,too, wonder about Lyon as most dangerous; hard to believe. And Strasbourg being up there, too? My daughter lived for a year (college and post-grad) in both cities and felt that they were very safe.
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Mar 10th, 2003, 12:21 PM
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Dangerous can mean many things. Maybe those two cities have higher than usual automobile and/or pedestrian accidents?
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Mar 10th, 2003, 12:26 PM
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Most unsafe city:

96) Toulouse
97) Strasboug
98) Marseille
99) Béziers
100) Lyon

I'm puzzled. If the category is "most unsafe", then wouldn't the city at #1 -- whatever it is -- be the most unsafe, with Lyon, at #100, one of the safer cities?
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Mar 10th, 2003, 12:34 PM
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Regarding Strasbourg being a unsafe city:
Since a few years it has become a tradition that young men from the poor suburbs surrounding Stradbourg burn a dozens of cars on New Year's eve. Just for fun.
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Mar 10th, 2003, 12:54 PM
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I feel that Strasbourg is probably one of the worst cities I have ever visited. I walked the whole town, never felt unsafe. There are a few nice sites, but in general it sucks. You would be better off just to cross the Rhine back into Germany. The difference was day and night.
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Mar 10th, 2003, 01:22 PM
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I agree that Strasbourg is one of the most unattractive cities in France to walk around. We took a city bus to just see the sights and this bus crossed the border into Germany to the city of Kehl. It was amazing to see the difference between the two cities. Kelh so clean and Strasbourg was a mess.
 
Mar 11th, 2003, 07:23 AM
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I'll find the paper and clarify about Lyon .. I probably messed up somewhere.
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Mar 11th, 2003, 10:27 AM
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I scanned that article in Le Point, and the problem is that is isn't worded that way (in terms of safety), it is the Safest Cities (not unsafe), so 1-5 are safest and 95-100 are least safe (BTW Paris was no. 80).

However, it isn't just a measure of crime, it's a variety of indices and the reason Lyon is the worst is mainly because of pollution, some nearby factories that pollute and/or handle potentially dangerous or toxic materials (like sulphuric acid) and because there is a nuclear reactor nearby.
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Mar 11th, 2003, 10:44 AM
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I've been to Strasbourg and thought it was attractive enough, although I was only in the main city.

BTW, Strasbourg was near the bottom of this list (less safe) because of flooding and pollution, not because of crime.
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Apr 24th, 2003, 06:36 PM
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"Best/Worse place to find a job:
1) Gap"

No wonder their stock has done so poorly.
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WOW!!! How did I miss this last March? Guess I'll file under totally useless info. and sell my Gap stock.
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