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Cergy - Knowledge & Innovation’s Hub

Cergy-Pontoise, a Paris Region newer city, is located West, in between Paris La Défense and Normandy, and offers an easy connection to Paris CDG Airport.
Home of Essec Business School (ranked #6 Wordwide by the Financial Times in Management and #1 in Asia), Cergy-Pontoise is a knowledge and innovation hub, with 3 Fablabs, 30,000 students and 1,500 researchers at CY Cergy Paris Université. Ideas come true in its 20 business parks, where 11,000 companies manufacture our future of aeronautics, space, defense, mobility, but also cosmetics.

As a new city, Cergy-Pontoise is fully equipped with optic fiber, and keeps refreshing its infrastructures constantly. The Grand Centre – Coeur d’Agglo urban project goes even further. The Nouvelle Scène Nationale is opening with 3 theaters, as well as the Paris-Seine International Campus, adding 10,000 students in town.
If your ideal is living in a big city with the countryside next door, then Cergy-Pontoise is your place. Consider a trip in the Impressionnist atmosphere with a dedicated walk downtown or a cruz, and enjoy one of best meals at L'Or Q'idée, Michelin starred restaurant.

Move and relax yourself at the « Leisure Island », largest Paris Region park, with a wide range of water sports activities, from water skiing and surf to paddle. Another sport infrastructure is the giant ice rink, popular with ice hockey and skating fans, so it now serves as a training camp for the French hockey team.

Curiosity in Cergy-Pontoise, the Marina is the largest in Paris Region with a capacity of 60 boats. In spite of its recent construction, it is built in a traditional architectural style, with its dormers and old-fashioned roofs. In this district of the banks of the Oise river, the atmosphere looks like a real seaside resort.


  Business & Innovation
  • 11,000 companies
  • 90,000 jobs
  • "Territoire d'Industrie" National Landmark
  • 1,500 researchers
  • 30,000 students
  • 15 Grandes Ecoles
  • 15 Private R&D Centers
  • 3 Fablabs
  • Business creation and development support
  • 20 Business Parks
  • 100% fiber-Optic connected
  Quality of Life
  • 2 International Schools
  • Impressionist Art Destination
  • 1st Paris Region Green Park
  • 1 Michelin Starred Restaurant
  • 3 Fontaines Regional Mall: 200 shops
  • Val d'Europe Mall with 190 shops and 34 restaurants
  • 208,000 inhabitants
  • Flat: 3,000 to 3,500€/sqm
  • House: 2,500 to 3,200€/sqm





Are you Interested in finding out more about the advantages of Paris Region? Check out our guides and industry pages below:

Guide : R&D Hubs in Paris Region

Guide : Ready-to-Use Industrial Sites

Industry : Aeronautics & Defense

Industry : Cosmetics-Perfumery