Grand SiËcle

The 17th century was marked by a period of exeptional power and glamour for the French Monarchy…

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Services

<!–^~^66|right|^~^–>SERVICE SECTOR Financial services Market capitalization of shares listed on the Paris stock exchange totals 2,400 billion francs ($480 billion), 31.5% of French GDP, ranking Paris fifth in the world. Four French banks are among the world’s top 25: CrÈdit Agricole (8th), Compagnie FinanciËre Paribas (20th), Groupe Caisses d’Epargne (21st) and Banque Nationale de Paris (22nd). Insurance The French insurance sector has consolidated its position as the fifth largest in the world. The life and health classes of insurance are […]

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News Services

The AFP (Agence France-Presse) is one of the three largest news services in the world (along with its American counterpart Associated Press and the British Reuters).

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Revolution Era

The 18th century’s Enlightment brought thinkers such as Voltaire and Rousseau to struggle against the principles of the old regime and absolutism…

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