Starting a Business in France

Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to Starting a Business in France.

The guide includes information on French business taxation and French social security contributions.

We also consider business structures and the formalities of business registration in France.

Many expatriates choose to establish a micro-entreprise, which we also consider briefly in this guide, but we also have a separate substantive guide at Guide to Micro-Entrepreneur Business in France.


  1. Introduction
  2. Top Tips
  3. Getting Start-Up Advice
  4. Business Professions and Activities
  5. Business Structures
  6. Registering Your Business
  7. Business Premises
  8. Banking, Accounting & Insurance
  9. Taxation of Business Profits
  10. Other Business Taxes
  11. Social Security Contributions
  12. Financial Assistance







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