With its beautiful historic centre and large student population, Rennes was recently declared the best city for foreigners to live in France by The Local France. The Breton capital is known for being incredibly welcoming and diverse, with a vibrant local culture and relaxed, small-town feel compared to many of France’s larger cities. This charming city is also one of France’s greenest, with many international families choosing to settle here for its coveted lifestyle benefits.
Rennes has also been hailed as one of the country’s most business friendly cities, with a real push towards a more startup friendly culture and infrastructure (including being the location of choice for Atelier Numérique Google, the company’s first ever physical space. It is no surprise that there are more women in business in Rennes and wider Brittany than ever before. Many busy mums in Rennes are opting to embark upon their own ventures in a variety of disciplines. With an expanding digital scene facilitating many online and home based business ideas for mums in Rennes, the city is the ideal place for women and mum entrepreneurs to strike out on their own in the region’s burgeoning startup scene.
The aforementioned Atelier Numérique Google is the first physical space of its kind in the world to be opened by tech giants Google, which speaks volumes about Rennes’ prospects as a thriving digital and tech hub. This Digital Workshop space is free and open to all, with dedicated expert Google coaches and local partners on hand to offer training and workshops on a variety of digital themes.
La Piste is a group set up to support freelancers and micro-entrepreneurs in Rennes and Brittany. They host fantastic, thoughtful workshops to help launch and develop small businesses. Le Shift is a monthly meeting (in French) for entrepreneurs (both women and men) to discuss projects they are working on, with the aim of making Rennes the most innovative city it can be.
Le Loft is a dynamic co-working space in the heart of Rennes’ city centre. With a beautifully interior designed space designed to maximise creativity and feel like a haven conducive for members to produce their best work. La Cordée Lices is another friendly coworking space set within a tranquil townhouse on the Place des Lices, ideal for busy mums in Rennes to grow their businesses and network with other entrepreneurs, freelancers and digital nomads in Rennes.
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