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Companies Founded in Paris

List of notable businesses founded in Paris, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Paris. The famous Paris 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 Paris company's names to find out even more about them.

List ranges from Cartier to Chloé, plus much more.

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

If you're a Paris native then this list of the biggest Paris companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Paris.
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    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
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    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
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    Bricostore is a French hypermarket chain offering home improvement and do-it-yourself goods.  ...more
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    Société Cartier designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewellery and watches. Founded in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the company remained under family control until 1964.  ...more

    #31 of 77 The Best Perfumers and Fragrance Makers#1 of 20 The Most Luxurious Jewelry Brands#16 of 28 The Most Expensive Luxury Watch Brands

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    CBG Mignot

    Game, Toy
    Toy soldier manufacturer found in Paris, France in 1785.
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    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 ready-to-wear  ...more
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    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 purely pursue  ...more
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    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 as a  ...more
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    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. It is known for  ...more
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    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.  ...more
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    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 individuals,  ...more
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    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.  ...more
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    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 gameplay  ...more
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    DIC Entertainment

    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 Planeteers,  ...more
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    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 energy  ...more
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    Editions O'Reilly

    Publishing, Computers
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    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 operates a diverse  ...more
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    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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    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 company  ...more
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    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 by  ...more
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    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.  ...more
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    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 factory  ...more
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    Netvibes pioneered the personalized startpage, an alternative to traditional Web portals. With millions of users in more than 150 countries, Netvibes lets individuals assemble all in one place  ...more
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    Nina Ricci is a fashion house founded by Maria "Nina" Ricci and her son Robert in Paris in 1932, and owned by the Spanish beauty and fashion group Puig since 1998.  ...more
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    Hosted service provider
    OVH is an Internet Service Provider providing dedicated servers, shared and cloud hosting, domain registration, and VOIP telephony services. The company is a société par actions simplifiée under  ...more