Valbonne

Valbonne is a commune near Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region in southeastern France.

While the village has been preserved in its original condition, nearby is the high tech centre of Sophia Antipolis, constructed in the 1970s along the same lines as La Défense near Paris. The name was adopted from the ancient Greek colony of Antipolis which resided in the nearby village of Antibes. This plateau was one of the few remaining vast sections of land that had remained untouched in the French Riviera. Initially, investors interested in Sophia Antipolis were mainly oil and mining companies.

The park, however, took a different turn when the university of Nice decided to move parts of its campus to the plateau in the 1980s. As a result, Sophia Antipolis became an important site of research and development. Today, Sophia Antipolis has evolved into a highly recognized international community, with more than 1,000 companies hiring more than 25,000. It now has an area of 2,500 ha spreading over the municipality of Valbonne and its surrounding municipalities, Antibes, Biot, Mougins, and Vallauris. The community continues to grow day by day, with the recent establishments of the municipalities of la Colle-sur-Loup, Roquefort-les-Pins and Villeneuve-Loubet.

 

21 °C


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Wind4.63 m/s
Cloudiness0 %
Temperature (min/max)19/23 °C
Pressure1012 hpa
Humidity82 %
Last update: 29 Jun 2022 @ 23:30

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