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Do you want to start a business in France?

Whether you want to work in tourism, the restaurant sector, agriculture or another industry, France offers a lot of business opportunities. It’s one of the reasons so many people move to France.

However, the challenges can be bigger than the language barrier alone. Understanding the complex administrative and tax system can feel daunting, as can wondering how to start a business, or even which type of company is best for your circumstances.

We understand the problems foreign businesses face in France. The administrative, social security and taxation rules can be completely overwhelming – even for French speakers. That’s why we offer our expertise and accountancy experience. Our French accounting office French Business Advice provides the services you need for accountancy, legal auditing or support in setting up your business.

Our consultancy supports all kinds of companies across France, from autoentrepreneur and microentrepreneur businesses to larger companies, SARL, SAS and sole partners. We also provide income and wealth tax services for private individuals.

Why not take a look at our accounting guides?

Comparative table of the legal structures of the main companies

Comparative table of companies’ legal structures under French law

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Bank accounts in French companies

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