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Old Posted Jun 6, 2019, 8:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
Yeah this is easily my answer too.

If we have to give a specific answer, without knowing all that much about the smaller cities of Europe... IDK... here are the ten largest French urbanized areas below the 150k threshold:

Brest
Nîmes
Le mans
Aix-en-Provence
Clermont-Ferrand
Saint-Denis
Tours
Limoges
Amiens
Metz

Except Saint-Denis (on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean) the rest all look amazing and 1,000 times better than any US option. And that's just France. Never mind the rest of Europe.
Don't confuse urbanized area and city proper.
All of them have urban area over 150,000 inhabitants, even more if you include the metropolitan area.

------ urban - metropolitan area
Tours: 353,042 - 492,722
Clermont-Ferrand : 265,892 - 479,096
Metz: 285,268 - 389,849
Le Mans: 210,018 - 347,348
Brest: 200,530 - 318,829
Amiens: 162,637 - 295,892
Limoges: 183,347 - 283,823
Nîmes: 184,750 - 266,593
Saint-Denis (Réunion): 179,925 - 202,993

Aix-en-Provence: city proper 143,006 but it's part of Marseille metropolitan area: 1,752,398.
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