The Orne in Normandy

The Orne in Normandy in FranceThe Orne is a department in Lower Normandy, France. Strategically situated between Paris and Brittany, its rich and varied natural and cultural heritage offers a particularly high quality of life.

The Orne prides itself on its dynamism and its innovative businesses – it has pioneered high-speed internet connections and launched a programme to create centres for remote workers (telecentres).

The Orne offers a wealth of opportunities for businesses and families looking to relocate.

Help for entrepreneurs

EntrepreneursOrne Développement is the department’s economic expansion agency.
As a partner of Orne Council, it works with stakeholders and communities to provide a one stop shop for business advice and support.

Orne Développement can help with all aspects of your project – from business plans to funding solutions, from relocation to publicity. We offer free, tailor-made and confidential advice and act as an intermediary to put you in touch with the right people at the right time.

Information online

PublicationsOur website 'Where business works' offers downloadable factsheets in English about the most important sectors of industry, as well as resources and statistics about the Orne.

Orne Council also has an English language website, where you can find out more about the local authority and the service it offers.

This English language website has information about our missions, the department and the services we offer to businesses. News and events can be found on our French website.

Information in English

English drapOrne Développement can offer you support and information in English, contact us to be put in touch with the right person to advise you.


Orne Council runs an English language network for expatriates. It brings together 1,700 members for social, cultural and business exchange.


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Orne Développement, Orne Council’s economic development agency



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