Companies Founded in France

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

    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 in ...more
  • Airness
    Textile, Clothing
    Airness is a footwear trademark founded in 1999 in Saint-Denis by Malamine Koné.
  • America Records

    America Records

  • Arkane Studios

    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 office ...more
  • Ars Aperta

    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. A ...more
  • 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