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General Info

Capital: Paris

Currency: Euro / €

Timezone: GMT +1

Languages: French

Climat: Temperate

Rain Season: October-January

Winter:

0 +7
+8 +15

Spring:

+3 +19
+13 +18

Summer:

+20 +30
+21 +25

Autumn:

+6 +24
+19 +24

France

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“Nothing better than France has been invented!” That is what Charles de Gaulle said about this elegant cutie, but is it not too subjective - you may ask. And we can only agree with you, but let’s consider this topic in more detail. Famous museums, gastronomic masterpieces, castles, well-groomed authentic villages and ski resorts - yes, all this is really enough in Europe. But it’s impossible to keep silent about a thousand of other things that make France only France.

This is the rumble of tide at the foot of the "eighth wonder of the world" - Mont Saint-Michel and the castles of Loire - elegant, like carved caskets of the Renaissance. This is the outstanding simplicity of the Eiffel Tower and the amazing colored glare of the medieval stained-glass windows of the Sainte-Chapelle . These are the gargoyles of Notre Dame de Paris, immense halls of the Louvre and, of course, the warm aromas of pastries and coffee from Parisian boulevards ... Yes, de Gaulle was right!

No doubt France is well known to almost everyone on this side, but is this country interesting to an ambitious entrepreneur? To understand this, even one fact is enough: France is regarded as the capital of business tourism in Europe! For example, the Paris region has the largest area dedicated to professional events in Europe: about 700,000 square meters are used for major national and international events or meetings every day!

To maintain such authority in the condition of European competition, France has launched the process of modernization and construction of new facilities specifically for business tourism. For example, the new Paris Convention Center is already capable of hosting up to 30,000 people. France is the country with a very good quality of life and highly developed technologies. It’s the fifth economy in the world after the USA, China, Japan and Germany. French economy is based on the service sector, where 77% of the population are employed.

The main industries are engineering, chemical, automotive, aerospace, electronic, food, mining, metallurgical, nuclear and clothing. France also holds a leading position in the agricultural sector of Europe and of the world, while government policy aims to modernize this production by creating large farms. It’s interesting, that in terms of agricultural export, France lags only behind the United States.

Finally, it’s truly hard to disagree, that everyone, who has once been to France, will forever fall in love with its famous streets, the spiers of ancient cathedrals and castles, the seafront of calm Seine or the majesty of Louvre and Notre Dame de Paris, while memories about croissants for breakfasts in a cozy cafe and fragrant delights at the Fragonard perfume store-museum or carefully packed Provence herbs on your shelf will always remind you about the great experience you had in this wonderful country!

Бизнес-туризм в Италии – это возможность не только наладить деловые отношения с партнерами, но и насладиться красотами страны. В рамках поездки вы сможете вкусить чарующую атмосферу Рима, посетить лучшие бутики Милана и окунуться в теплые воды средиземного моря.

Бизнес-туризм в Италии – это возможность не только наладить деловые отношения с партнерами, но и насладиться красотами страны. В рамках поездки вы сможете вкусить чарующую атмосферу Рима, посетить лучшие бутики Милана и окунуться в теплые воды средиземного моря.

Бизнес-туризм в Италии – это возможность не только наладить деловые отношения с партнерами, но и насладиться красотами страны. В рамках поездки вы сможете вкусить чарующую атмосферу Рима, посетить лучшие бутики Милана и окунуться в теплые воды средиземного моря.

Бизнес-туризм в Италии – это возможность не только наладить деловые отношения с партнерами, но и насладиться красотами страны. В рамках поездки вы сможете вкусить чарующую атмосферу Рима, посетить лучшие бутики Милана и окунуться в теплые воды средиземного моря.

Бизнес-туризм в Италии – это возможность не только наладить деловые отношения с партнерами, но и насладиться красотами страны. В рамках поездки вы сможете вкусить чарующую атмосферу Рима, посетить лучшие бутики Милана и окунуться в теплые воды средиземного моря.

Rest types:

Beach

Cultural

Gastronomic

Shopping

Sightseeing

Ski

Best MICE places:

Imperial Palace

Conference halls: 15 1660

City of Congress Valenciennes

Conference halls: 27 10360

Grand Palais

Conference halls: 18 14550

TOP conference halls:

Foyer Orsay Nord

Square: 90 m²

Hall сapacity: 70

Amphithéâtre

Square: 750 m²

Hall сapacity: 570

Salon Riviera

Square: 820 m²

Hall сapacity: 936

Eiffel Tower

Côte d'Azur

Louvre museum

Palace of Versailles

Great Dune of Pyla

Chamonix Mont Blanc

Best Excursions:

45 €

Giverny

Organizer:
France Tourisme

Visa Information

At the moment, the Schengen zone is valid for almost all countries in Europe, Spain is also included. Citizens of countries, which are members of the Schengen agreement, have the right to unhindered entry to Spain, without any border checks. The list of countries-members of the Schengen agreement is given below:
Austria
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
 
However, for some states there is a mandatory visa requirement. Citizens of these countries must obtain a Schengen visa: 
Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Comoros
Congo
Cote d'Ivoire
Cuba
Democratic Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Esvatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Qatar
Republic of South Africa
Russia
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

At the same time, there are countries, that do not belong to the Schengen ones, but for which a Schengen visa is not required. The list is below:
Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Barbados
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Commonwealth of the Bahamas
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Dominica
East Timor
Federated States of Micronesia
Georgia
Grenada
Guatemala
Honduras
Ireland
Israel
Japan
Kiribati
Malaysia
Marshall Islands
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Nauru
New Zealand
Nicaragua
North Macedonia
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Romania
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Salvador
Samoa
San Marino
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Solomon Islands
The Republic of Korea
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Uruguay
the USA
Vanuatu
Vatican
Venezuela
 
Citizens of these countries, as well as countries of the Schengen zone, must not live in the host country for a specific time without legal agreement. The same goes for study and work. It is important to take into account the fact, that the total number of days in a Schengen country should not exceed 90 d. for six months. For owners of multiple citizenship, there is a rule, according to which they can enter a country of the Schengen agreement only in line with the requirements of the passport they travel with.

Business Information

France is considered as one of the most favorable countries for doing business. It provides entrepreneurs and investors with several advantages at once: firstly, a stable political and economic situation and, secondly, a fairly low level of taxation for medium and small businesses. Finally, the procedure of registering your own company here is quite simple: if you know some features, then everything will pass quickly and without any problems! The most profitable type of business in France is the hotel business. Paris hotels near the Champs Elysees, hotels in the Alps, Provence or on the Mediterranean coast are very popular among tourists. Of course, it’ll be very difficult for an immigrant or a foreign investor to open a large hotel complex, therefore it is better to choose a mini-hotel or a small pension.

As for taxes, they depend on some factors; in particular, on the annual profit of the enterprise. In addition, it is important for a foreigner to study the tax legislation of France thoroughly, because the French are very law-abiding people. Another remark is that an entrepreneur in this country cannot receive all the profit from the business at one time. There are two ways of doing this: either as a monthly salary with social security guarantees or as annual dividends. Now let's talk a little about business culture in France! It’s important, because there is a number of issues, considered as inappropriate and even offensive to the French, therefore it is worth knowing in order not to neglect the values of colleagues:

- Firstly, try not to start a conversation in English, speak French even if your language knowledge is limited, in this way you will increase the chances of a positive business meeting.
- Better don’t ask: “How much is your salary?”.
- Try not to call or meet anyone during their lunch break (12 till 2pm) – unless you’ve been invited for a lunch meeting.
- We don’t recommend you to shake hands if you are exchanging ‘la bise’ – the kiss on a cheek, which is done at least twice.
- Try not to address anyone with “tu” – which is the informal term for ‘you’, better use “vous” instead.
- Typical discussion topics do not include your wealth – showing off your wealth is considered as bad taste.
- Chewing gum in public is considered vulgar.
- Better keep your hands out of your pockets when in public.
- Slapping an open palm over a closed fist is offensive to the French.
- Snapping fingers is also considered offensive.
- It is regarded as extremely bad manners to ask a French about his political leanings or how he has voted. However, you can enquire about the political system or public opinion about state leaders.
- Better don’t criticize Napoleon, since he represents a part of the French culture.
- Try to refrain from using any standard conversation openers such as: “What do you do?”.
- Finally, politeness is of the utmost importance for the French. Any rudeness will not be easily forgotten or forgiven.

Understanding and respecting these issues will make a significant contribution towards building and maintaining strong business relationships.
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