CERGY-PONTOISE, A MAJOR URBAN DISTRICT WITH LINKS TO THE ECONOMIC CENTRES OF PARIS, LA DÉFENSE AND ROISSY CHARLES-DE-GAULLE.
Built from 1969 onwards on a surface area similar to that of Paris, Cergy-Pontoise is the préfecture of the Val d'Oise, a city with a population of 200 000 and all the facilities necessary for the well-being of those who live and work there.
AROUND THE PARIS ROISSY CHARLES-DE-GAULLE AIRPORT: EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
This area in the Val d'Oise is exceptionally well-located in terms of major road infrastructure (A1, Francilienne, A16) and the proximity of Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle international airport (airport, TGV station, RER stations, etc.). Within the airport hub, real estate developments (Roissypole, etc.), a business incubator (Aéropole) and an economic development centre (« Datagora Roissy CDG Area ») are designed to accommodate companies. Several business parks located in the towns around the airport are developing their service offer in order to accommodate high-tech and global-oriented companies. The planned construction of high-speed express freight terminals linked to the airport hub (Roissy CAREX) and new sites for companies which use the services of integrators (Fedex, DHL, UPS, etc.) for high added-value shipment of goods add considerably to the attractiveness of this strategic area.
FOUR OTHER COMPLEMENTARY CLUSTERS IN THE VAL D'OISE
THE "RIVES DE SEINE", area on the banks of the Seine to the south, close to Paris-La Défense, is ideally located to accommodate technological and service companies. The industrial cluster at Argenteuil and Bezons, which has a university campus, specialises in aeronautics, metalworking and high-tech industry, along with fine chemicals and plastics. The new tram line from La Défense and western Paris adds to the area's appeal.