A land that has it all: towns, countryside and within one hour of Paris and the sea. Plus exciting companies with amazing career opportunities, the great outdoors, spacious homes for your family and a whole host of services and leisure activities. Welcome to Eure!

Wellness and professional success come together

  • 35,000 public and private businesses
  • 27 world leaders
  • 3 TGV high-speed rail services to Roissy, Strasbourg, Lyon and Marseille
  • 133,000ha of forests

Top 5 reasons to move and live in Eure

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It’s a fantastic place to live

With 455 Monuments Historiques, 4000ha of environmentally sensitive areas, hiking trails galore, traditional towns and villages full of classic Norman architecture, it always feels like you’re on holiday in Eure.

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You’re close to everything

Paris is a 45 min train ride, Le Havre and Rouen ports, Deauville and Honfleur boardwalks are an hour and a half away.

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Work with the best

Eure is the 7th biggest manufacturing département in France and stands out in the chemistry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, aeronautics, automobile, food and fine crafts sectors.

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Put your umbrella away

You may be surprised to hear that it doesn’t rain much in Eure, with the département getting just 600mm of rainfall every year (compared to 700 in Nice).

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Save money

The cost of living and property in Eure is affordable and far cheaper than in Paris. It costs 1973 €/m2* on average to own your own place.

Moving to Eure with peace of mind

Are you ready to settle down in a new region and make Normandy your home? Great, but how do you find work and a place to live in Eure? How about schools and clubs for your kids? Don’t worry! Eure’s towns have a real sense of hospitality and support for newcomers, employees and employers.

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  • Eureka : Eure’s “attractivité” agency is your first port of call if you have business, tourism or residential plans in the département.
  • L’Accueil 360 : All-round support and assistance for professionals in the Eure département.
  • Ici, je monte ma boîte : A support service by the Normandy Region for anyone who wants to launch a business here.
  • AD Normandie : A unique help desk for launching or taking over a business in Normandy.

What not to miss in Eure

If you love nature and heritage, a move to Eure is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.

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Giverny

The village where Claude Monet lived. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit the artist’s house and landscaped gardens that inspired his Water LIlies.

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Boucles de la Seine Normande tourist route

A fantastic and idyllic riverside outing covering 118km from Les Andelys. Soak up scenery that inspired the masters of Impressionism.

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Château Gaillard in Les Andelys

You can’t miss the ruins of the fortress overlooking the Seine Valley, built in 1198 by Richard Lionheart, King of England and Duke of Normandy.

Lyons la Forêt and Le Bec-Hellouin

Eure is home to two of the Plus Beaux Villages de France (award for the most beautiful villages in France). One is famous for its state forest, the other for its abbey.

Le Marais Vernier

This 4500ha wetland was once a bend in the Seine River and stands out for its flora and fauna that are unique in Europe.

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Opened in 2023 and the place to shop ’til you drop.

Working in Eure, a land of opportunity

Eure has won over countless well-known businesses from its location between Paris and the ports of Le Havre and Rouen. Are you looking for work or clients in Eure? The 7th biggest manufacturing département in France has lots of professional opportunities.

The top sectors and companies recruiting in Eure

Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemistry

Accounting for over one in six jobs in Eure. The main business is pharmaceutical manufacturing. Leading companies include: Sanofi-Pasteur and its global vaccine distribution centre in Val-de-Reuil and GlaxoSmithKline.
Eure also stands out for making bottles for fragrances, toiletries and spirits. PKB south of Evreux hires engineers, technicians, operators and more.

Food and packaging

You may already have some of Eure in your fridge… Boursin in Croisy-sur-Eure or Labeyrie Traiteurs Surgelés in Le Neubourg? And let’s not forget Saint-Louis, a sugar company that has made significant investments at its Étrepagny site over the last few years. Eure is home to innovative packaging companies too, such as Ceisa Packaging and Endupack.

Transport and logistics

There are lots of transport and storage companies in Eure given how close it is to Le Havre. There are over a thousand.
Drivers, packers, order technicians and a wide range of positions.

Aeronautics and space

Normandy is the third biggest centre in France for aeronautics and space. The ArianeGroup in Vernon is currently working on the future European launch system: Ariane 6. The world leader in nacelle systems, Safran Nacelles, set up its maintenance and repairs department in Pont-Audemer in Eure.

Fine crafts and craftsmanship.

Luxury leather group Hermès is a symbol of excellence in the sector. It has a workshop in Val-de-Reuil and opened its very first saddle workshop in France in Louviers.

Studying in Eure, long live living locally!

You can study anything in the département. From NVQs to Master’s degrees, there’s a whole host of courses available to help find your career path.

The département’s 3500 students get an outstanding education close to home in smaller academic establishments with fantastic local career opportunities to boot.

Studying in Eure also means:
• easy to get around
• affordable sports and leisure activities
• nature and fresh air so you’re at your best throughout your student life.

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Academic establishments in Eure

What’s on in Eure

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