Running a Business in France

Running a Business in FranceWelcome to our guide to running a business in France. Here you can find tips and advice on making a business plan, setting up and running your business, business opportunities, inspirational real life stories, plus much more.

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Setting up your business

Here you can find useful advice about starting your business.

Business Opportunities

Want to start your own business in France? Use our handy resources to help you .

 

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Great Canal Journey: Luxury Barge Hotel

It was chance and a big helping of get-up-and-go that saw Caroline and Rory Macrae finally realise their dream and launch a luxury hotel barge business in Burgundy. They tell Jeannine Williamson how they did it… Caroline and Rory Macrae

Lifestyle Business Endeavours – The Snack and Shop

It took just one visit to Pas-de-Calais for Katharine Tasker to fall in love with this charming corner of France. Two years later, she’d swapped London’s traffic jams for gâteaux, tartes and wide open spaces. Janine Marsh finds out how she did it…

The manoir, reborn…

We talk to Anna Congratel who, alongside her husband Abel, worked for 15 years to gradually turn a spectacular 19th-century manor in the Lot into a luxurious guest house   FE Mag: When – and where – did you buy

Home and Business Combined

Was it George Bush who lamented that there is no word for entrepreneur in French? Languages were maybe not his strong point but it is sometimes easy to see where he was coming from as many people in rural France

A Vine Romance

  Patrice Bertrand meets three expats who realised their dream of owning a vineyard in the south of France – and never looked back   Amidst his ten hectares of vines overlooking the picturesque Provençal village of Le Barroux and

Lifestyle Case Study – The Gers

Pleasures of the Campagne Dominic Bliss journeys to the south-western Gers département to meet an expat who revels in the area’s peace and calm, both on and off two wheels   Quiet? You haven’t experiened it until you’ve visited the