This is where research really takes shape, in fields ranging from digital technology, health, agri-food, the environment and automated production. Rennes is a true hub of excellence with four of Brittany’s certified business clusters, with the Images et Réseaux cluster and Mer Bretagne cluster having international scope. The Valorial cluster focuses on foods for the future, and the ID4car cluster drives innovation in the automotive industry. Just 90 minutes from Paris and under an hour from both Saint-Malo and bay of Mont Saint-Michel. Ranked as best French city for quality of life by a European study, Rennes is reputed for its rich cultural calendar, the diversity of its heritage, its contemporary art programme and its vibrant student scene. Top “business friendly” city in the under 500,000 inhabitants category, it attracts many talented individuals in a number of key sectors of the economy.