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List of notable businesses founded in France, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in France. The famous France companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful France company's names to find out even more about them.

List ranges from Lacoste to Cartier, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in France?" and "What are the biggest France companies?"

If you're a France native then this list of the biggest France companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from France.

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Agence France-Presse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies Founded in France
Agence France-Presse News media Agence France-Presse is an international news agency headquartered in Paris. Founded in 1944 it is the third largest in the world. It was established after the liberation of Paris by journalists ...more

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Airness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies Founded in France
Textile, Clothing Airness is a footwear trademark founded in 1999 in Saint-Denis by Malamine Koné.

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America Records is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies Founded in France
America Records

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Arkane Studios is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies Founded in France
Arkane Studios Interactive entertainment, Video game industry Arkane Studios is a French video game developer based in Lyon, France. It was founded in 1999, and released its first game, Arx Fatalis, in 2002. Arkane Studios opened an Austin, Texas-based ...more

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Ars Aperta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies Founded in France
Ars Aperta Management consulting; Free Software, Open Standards Ars Aperta is a small, Paris-based consultancy firm specialized in management consulting and strategic communication in the fields of Free and Open Source Software as well as in open standards. ...more

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Arturia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies Founded in France
Arturia Arturia is an electronics company founded in 1999 and based in Grenoble, France. The company designs and manufactures electronic musical instruments, including softsynths and vintage analog ...more

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Auchan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies Founded in France
Auchan Retail Groupe Auchan SA is a French international retail group and multinational corporation headquartered in Croix, France. It is one of the world's principal distribution groups with a presence in 15 ...more

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Bollé is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies Founded in France
Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing

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Bricostore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies Founded in France
Bricostore Retail Bricostore is a French hypermarket chain offering home improvement and do-it-yourself goods.

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Bumper France is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies Founded in France
Bumper France Real Estate, Design, Investment Bumper France is a privately held family company headquartered in Lyon. The company first opened its doors in 1988 to engage real estate ventures focused on Property Development, Property ...more

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Capgemini is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies Founded in France
Information technology, Management consulting, IT service management Cap Gemini S.A. is a French multinational corporation headquartered in Paris, France. It provides IT services and is one of the world's largest consulting, outsourcing and professional services ...more

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Cartier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies Founded in France
Retail Société Cartier designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewellery and watches. Founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the company remained under ...more

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CBG Mignot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies Founded in France
CBG Mignot Game, Toy, and Children's Vehicle Manufacturing Toy soldier manufacturer found in Paris, France in 1785.

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Charvet Place Vendôme is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies Founded in France
Charvet Place Vendôme, pronounced, or simply Charvet, is a French high-end shirt maker and tailor located at 28 Place Vendôme in Paris. It designs, produces and sells bespoke and ...more

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Chloé is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies Founded in France
Fashion Chloé is a French fashion house founded in 1952 by Gaby Aghion. Gaby later joined forces with Jacques Lenoir in 1953, formally managing the business side of the brand, allowing Gaby to ...more

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Coktel Vision is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies Founded in France
Coktel Vision Video game Coktel Vision or Coktel Studio is a French computer game developer, and is a subsidiary of Mindscape. The company developed adventure and action games in the mid-1980s. It was especially known ...more

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Cosmica Spacelines S. A. S. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies Founded in France
Human spaceflight, Commercialization of space, Sub-orbital spaceflight Cosmica Spacelines is based in Toulouse, France, specializing in the emerging commercial spaceflight industry in partnership with XCOR Aerospace.

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Coty, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies Founded in France
Coty, Inc. is a global beauty products manufacturer founded in Paris, France by François Coty in 1904. Its main products are fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products. ...more

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Cryo Interactive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies Founded in France
Video game, Video game industry Cryo Interactive Entertainment was a French video game development and publishing company founded in 1992, but existing unofficially since 1989 as a developer group under the name Cryo.

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Cyanide is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies Founded in France
Cyanide Video game, Video game industry Cyanide is a French video game development studio and publisher that was created by seven ex-UbiSoft employees and is based in the western suburbs of Paris, France, with offices in Montreal, ...more

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Defoe Fournier & Cie. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies Founded in France
Defoe Fournier & Cie. Defoe Fournier & Cie. is an investment and merchant banking company. As part of its traditional business the firm and its partners are a source of financial advice for high-net-worth ...more

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Delage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies Founded in France
Delage was a French luxury automobile and racecar company founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris; it was acquired by Delahaye in 1935 and ceased operation in 1953.

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Delphine Software Internationa... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies Founded in France
Video game, Video game industry Delphine Software International was a French video game developer company. They were famous for their games Another World and Flashback, which bore a similarity to Prince of Persia, both in ...more

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Denis Crouan Fils is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies Founded in France
Denis Crouan Fils

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DIC Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies Founded in France
DIC Entertainment Animation DiC Entertainment, rendered "DiC" was an international film and television production company. In addition to animated television shows such as Inspector Gadget, Captain Planet and the ...more

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Dubigeon Shipyard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies Founded in France
Dubigeon Shipyard Ship Building and Repairing

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EDF Énergies Nouvelles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies Founded in France
EDF Énergies Nouvelles Energy industry EDF Énergies Nouvelles is a French renewable energy Group, present in 18 countries worldwide. As an integrated operator, the Group develops and finances the construction of renewable ...more

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Editions O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies Founded in France
Editions O'Reilly Publishing, Computers

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Électricité de France is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies Founded in France
Electric and Other Services Combined, Nuclear Electric Power Generation Électricité de France S.A. is a French electric utility company, largely owned by the French government. Headquartered in Paris, France, with €65.2 billion in revenues in 2010, EDF ...more

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Electro Magnet Speaker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies Founded in France
Electro Magnet Speaker Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing Founded by Katy Fertin, daughter of Michel Fertin (Fertin ElectroAcoustique) in 2007, Electro Magnet Speaker is a designer of high end loudspeakers. Units are produced for DIY market and special ...more

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Essilor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies Founded in France
Essilor Essilor International S.A. is a French company that produces ophthalmic lenses along with ophthalmic optical equipment. It is based in Charenton-le-Pont, France, and quoted on the Euronext Paris ...more

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Étranges Libellules is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies Founded in France
Étranges Libellules Video game, Video game industry Étranges Libellules was a French video game developer based out of Lyon, France. It was founded in 1994 and closed on 29 June 2012.

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Eugen Systems is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies Founded in France
Video game, Video game industry Eugen Systems is a French video game developer based in Paris, France. It was founded in January 2000 by Alexis Le Dressay, a DPLG architect, and Cedric Le Dressay, a software engineer. The ...more

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Europcar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies Founded in France
Europcar Car rental Europcar is a car rental company owned by Eurazeo. Europcar's head office is in the Immeuble Les Quadrants in Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France. The firm has been owned by Eurazeo after its sale ...more

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F4 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies Founded in France
Video game F4, formerly known as F4-Toys, is a French video game developer based in Paris. The company is located near the Champs Élysées.

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French Art is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies Founded in France
Motion Picture and Video Production

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Gaveau is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies Founded in France
Gaveau Gaveau of Paris was a French piano manufacturer. The company was established by Joseph Gabriel Gaveau in 1847 in Paris and used to be one of the three largest piano makers in France. A large ...more

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Global Graphics is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies Founded in France
Global Graphics Software Global Graphics SA is a group of companies known for their digital printing products, including the Harlequin and Jaws RIPs. In May 2009 the company launched gDoc Fusion, an edocument builder ...more

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GRAITEC is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies Founded in France
Software, Computer-aided engineering GRAITEC is maker of CAD / CAE software for the civil engineering and construction industries. Headquartered in France, the company was founded in 1986 by Francis Guillemard. GRAITEC went from a ...more

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Havas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies Founded in France
Havas Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Havas is a French multinational advertising and public relations company, headquartered in Paris, France. It operates in more than 100 countries and is one of the largest global advertising and ...more

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Integragen SA is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies Founded in France
Integragen SA Biotechnology

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Kelkoo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies Founded in France
The website Kelkoo is a European price comparison service founded in France in 1999, allowing customers to find information on products they want to purchase, including price and seller ...more

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Kickers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies Founded in France
Kickers Clothing, Footwear Kickers is a youth brand created in 1970 in France that produces a wide range of footwear and clothing. Kickers was bought in 2007 by the Royer group.

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Lacoste is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies Founded in France
Clothing, Retail Lacoste is a French clothing company founded in 1933 that sells high-end clothing, footwear, perfume, leather goods, watches, eyewear, and most famously polo shirts. In recent years, Lacoste has ...more

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Lafuma is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies Founded in France
Textile Lafuma is a French based company that specializes in outdoor equipment and clothing, such as backpacks, sleeping bags, and footwear. They also offer a wide variety of other equipment, earning ...more

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Les Vins Georges Duboeuf is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies Founded in France
Les Vins Georges Duboeuf Wineries

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Ligne Roset is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies Founded in France
Ligne Roset is a French modern furniture company that has over 200 stores and more than 1,000 retail distributors worldwide. The company was founded by Antoine Roset in 1860 in Montagnieu, ...more

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Mazars is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies Founded in France
Mazars Mazars is a global audit, accounting and consulting group employing more than 14,000 professionals in 73 countries through member firms. With head offices in France, Mazars is the 11th largest ...more

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Megaphone Events is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies Founded in France
Megaphone Events

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Millet is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies Founded in France
Textile Millet is a French-based company specializing in outdoor equipment such as backpacks and sleeping bags, owned by Lafuma. They also offer a wide variety of other equipment, earning comparisons to ...more