France is located in western Europe, bordering the English channel to the north-west, the North Sea to the north, the nations of Monaco, Spain, Andorra and the Mediterranean sea to its South, Belgium and Luxembourg on the northeast, and Germany, Switzerland, and Italy directly to the east. The country also has a long colonial past with many regions and countries under its purview for centuries. After the French Revolution of the 18th century, France pioneered in democracy. It now has a presidential democracy and is among the strongest nations in Europe and key in the sustainability of the European Union.

Modern French people are Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, North African, Asian, Slavic, and Islamic minorities. France has welcomed refugees from countries ranging from the Czech Republic to Cambodia. It has a 99 percent literacy rate, and 90 percent of the French people are Roman Catholics. Major industries in France are telecommunication, agriculture, tourism, machinery, steel, and chemicals. The official language is French.

2021
April 5Easter Monday
May 1Labor Day / May Day
May 8WWII Victory Day
May 13Ascension Day
May 24Whit Monday
July 14Bastille Day
August 15Assumption of Mary
November 1All Saints’ Day
November 11Armistice Day
December 25Christmas Day
  • Micro-entreprise
  • Auto-entrepreneur
  • Profession libérale
    Sociétés d’exercice libéral [fr]: the incorporated equivalent of the latter, sole shareholder limited liability being key
  • FCP (Fonds commun de placement)
  • Société d’investissement à capital fixe
  • SICAV (Société d’investissement à capital variable)
  • GIE (Groupement d’intérêt économique)
  • Association non-déclarée
  • Association déclarée
  • SEP (Société en participation)
  • SNC (Société en nom collectif)
  • SCS (Société en commandite simple)
  • SCA (Société en commandite par actions)
  • SCI (Société Civile Immobilière)
  • SARL, SàRL (Société à responsabilité limitée)
  • EURL (Entreprise unipersonnelle à responsabilité limitée)
  • SA (Société anonyme)
  • SCOP (Société coopérative de production)
  • SEM (Société d’économie mixte)
  • SAS (Société par actions simplifiée)
  • SASU (U- unipersonnelle)
  • Corporate Tax: 26.5% (on profits over €38,120), 15% (not over €38,120)
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): 0%
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): 45% (+ 4% tax on high incomes, or incomes over €500,000)
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: 20% (standard rate), 10% (restaurants, transportation and tourism services), 5.5% (utilities), 2.1% (press)
  • Credit Agricole (Local Bank)
  • Crédit du Nord (Local Bank)
  • Caisse d’Epargne (Local Bank)
  • Dexia Credit Local de France (Commercial Bank)
  • BNP Paribas (State Bank)
  • Credit Agricole (State Bank)
  • Societe Generale (State Bank)
  • CIC (State Bank)
  • Caisse D’Epargne (State Bank)
  • Banque Populaire (State Bank)
  • Credit Mutuel (State Bank)
  • La Banque Postale (State Bank)
  • LCL (State Bank)
  • Credit Lyonnais (LCL) Bank (State Bank)
  • Axa Banque (Foreign Bank)
  • Barclays France (Foreign Bank)
  • Deutsche Bank France (Foreign Bank)
  • HSBC France (Foreign Bank)
  • JP Morgan France (Foreign Bank)
  • Citibank (Foreign Bank)
  • Natixis Bank (Foreign Bank)
  • Banque Martin Maurel (Private Bank)
  • Crédit Mutuel (Private Bank)
  • Societe Generale  (Private Bank)
  • Banque Transatlantique (Private Bank)

Aadmi can support you with your expansion to France. Our team of experts in country manage every aspect of your expansion from incorporation, accounting, legal, and even administrative concerns.  Matched with Global People Strategist’s powerful labor compliance software, your company is in good hands.

Contact us today for more information about how your company can benefit from using Aadmi as your global expansion partner.

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