Officially called the French Republic, France has one of the world’s largest economies. It is a significant exporter (particularly of agricultural goods) and importer, a major recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), and performs well in international rankings of healthcare and education. Read more

France is a member of the Group of 7, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

The French economy combines private and state enterprise. Though the government still has a majority stake in key infrastructure, including railways, aircraft, telecommunications, electricity and nuclear power, it has been slackening its grip on these areas for the past 30 or so years.

France’s aerospace sector, led by European consortium Airbus, is an important contributor to national prosperity. Financial services, banking and insurance are also key. Leaders in this sector are French banks BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole and Société Générale, and AXA, the world's largest insurance company.

Tourism, too, plays a key role in France’s economy; the country regularly ranks high on lists of the most-visited destinations worldwide.

This section includes the latest news, articles, tools and resources to help you achieve your business objectives and goals. With contributions from specialists across the global mobility and relocation industry and the latest perspectives from regional conferences, we analyse key trends affecting France’s relocation and global mobility scene.

We investigate the latest trends in inbound, outbound and domestic relocation – from key relocation destinations and industry sectors to immigration and talent management – as well as the full range of employee and family support topics, including residential property, serviced apartments, and education and international schools.

HR and global managers with international assignees will find practical advice and information, and there’s plenty of support for those setting up a business or a company office in France.

See also our Enterprise and Mobility Industry sections. For details of suppliers of international assignment and recruitment services, as well as destination services providers and relocation management companies that support businesses on the move, see our Directory. Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications, and look out for details of our latest study tours and fact-finding missions to destinations across Europe.

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Global Mobility Conference and Exhibition: 24 Heures de l'International

Global Mobility Conference and Exhibition: 24 Heures de l'International

Join Relocate Global at the 24 Heures de l’International global mobility conference in France next week and discover what leading companies are doing to support international assignments, plus meet Relocate's new Artist in Residence, Peter Moolan-Feroze to learn more about how your company can maximise creativity.


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Paris gets set to welcome more students

Brexit is on the way and London-based companies are preparing to relocate their employees to other European cities, including Paris. How do schools anticipate this influx and what measures are being implemented? Martina Meinhold, founder and managing director of Management Mobility Consulting offers some advice.
Relocate magazine autumn 2018: out September!

Relocate magazine autumn 2018: Out Now!

The autumn conference issue of Relocate Magazine is now available with a focus on the evolving role of global mobility. In addition we take a look at post-Brexit trade partners, gender in AI and put President Trumps “America First” agenda in the spotlight.
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Education in France

Families relocating to France will find a wealth of education options, from state-funded schools and bilingual schools to fee-paying private and international schools, each with its own advantages.

Short and Long Term Accommodation

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Which European cities have confidence of real estate investors?

Which cities in Europe are investors most interested in? Investors confidence in real estate has broken through to have a far more optimistic outlook throughout Europe, suggests new research.
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France promises ‘best deal’ for expats after Brexit vote

The French government is pledging to make the country's tax regime for expats the most favourable in Europe in a move aimed at attracting banks and other financial institutions in London considering relocating after Britain's referendum vote to leave the European Union.
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Residential Sales in France increased by 12.5 per cent in 2015

Residential sales across France increased by 12.5 per cent in 2015 compared to the same period in 2014 according to the Notaires de France.
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