With around 300,000 to 400,000 people, France 6th city in terms of population is...London!
This is perhaps not a surprise as although the economic climate is tougher, it is still easier to get a decent job in the UK than in France.
No wonder that young graduates are attracted to what they see as a better prospect for their career but also life in general. London and the UK have still ce je ne sais quoi and even if competition is fierce, British employers' attitude and mentality plays a big role in attracting French folks. It remains a fact that the UK is seen as more welcoming and tolerant with ethnic minorities than France is. One simple example: when you apply for a job in France, the first thing that the application asks you to do (and you must do it) is to attach a picture of you and state you first and last name. So it's much more easier to discriminate against people.Not such a thing here in the application process where equal ops do mean something.
What's your view if your French? Is the grass really greener on that side of the channel?
There's an interesting article on the BBC website called...London, France's sixth biggest city