NOT everyone can retire to France and live off their pension, so it may be necessary for people to find a job or work for themselves.
There are many protections in place for French workers, but this can make employers extremely choosy and job opportunities may not be as easy to track down as expected.
Websites for business start ups in France
Setting up a business in France can be a daunting prospect but a browse around the internet can produce some useful advice.
Selling on a French market
Example of how one trader opened a market stall in France selling fishing tackle.
Finding agricultural work in France
Drawing together agricultural positions, but also those in the forestry industry, fishing and jobs working in the countryside.
Finding summer jobs in France
A wide range of occupations are available to browse and include permanent and seasonal job opportunities.
A job with the French civil service
If your language skills are strong then the civil service may provide an opening, but competition is tough.
Helping disabled people in finding employment
A free service allows employers to advertise available positions and job seekers to post an online C.V. and search for employment.
Review of Starting a Business in France book
Useful guide that looks into many aspects of starting and running a business.
Professional qualifications recognised in France
If you are able to get your professional qualifications recognised in France it could provide you with a way to earn a living.
Finding local Chambres de Métiers
Looking to start up as a builder, or artisan, in France then it is important that you are properly registered.
Quick guide to business registration
Real advice from a small business owner who has gone on to establish himself in the Limousin.
Advice on French banking system
Advice on the banking system and what to expect.
The portage salarial scheme in France
If you are an independent operator in specific fields, then you could get someone else to do the paper work.
Tips on using Google Adwords to promote your business
Advice on the use of Google Adwords and pay per click advertising to help your business in France.
The auto-entrepreneur system for small businesses
The government is to introduce the auto-entrepreneur system for small businesses.
English language guide to l'auto-entrepreneur system
Unofficial translation of the auto-entrepreneur guide for small businesses.