Resonance Consultancy, a brand strategy and communication firm specializing in tourism, real estate, and economic development, has released two new rankings of the 100 Best Cities in Europe and the World. They are known as The Best Cities to Live, Work, and Move. Paris earned the second position in the European ranking after London and Amsterdam, and the second position in the world ranking after New York.
To gather insights on market trends, Resonance Consultancy has released two lists: Europe’s 100 Best Cities and the World’s 100 Best Cities. France is shining in both rankings, with 13 cities included in Europe’s 100 Best Cities. The consultancy evaluated the cities based on several criteria, including quality of city life, infrastructure and institutions, cultural life and events, demographic diversity, prosperity, media image, and international openness.
Apart from Paris, 12 other French cities made it into the Best Cities in Europe ranking. Lyon ranked 40th, followed by Marseille in 51st place, Nice in 58th place, Bordeaux in 61st place, Strasbourg in 65th place, Toulouse in 73rd place, Grenoble in 74th place, Nantes in 80th place, Montpellier in 85th place, Clermont-Ferrand in 92nd place, Lille in 93rd place, and Tours in 100th place.
According to the experts from the consultancy, Paris has successfully managed the effects of the pandemic through urban planning and is all set to welcome the world during the 2024 Summer Olympics. The city has introduced a speed limit of 30 km/h in 2021 and developed bicycle lanes, among other measures. The city’s assets include historic buildings, monuments, museums, and shopping opportunities.
In addition to the rankings of the Best Cities in Europe, Resonance Consultancy has also released a second ranking of the world’s top 100 Best Cities, which features three French cities. Once again, Paris takes the second spot, followed by Lyon in 75th place and Marseille in 100th place. Lyon is described as a forward-looking and daring ancient river city with large-scale projects, while Marseille is known as the oldest city in France and the city that averages 300 days of sunshine per year. The consultancy also praises the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations and the replica of the Grotto Cosquet (prehistoric cave), which just opened in 2022.