Justly renowned for its culture, history, and cuisine, France is an incredible place to live, work, visit, or study.
Visitors to France, like its citizens and residents, can take part in France’s good life: a diverse and tolerant society, France welcomes people from all over the world as employees, students, researchers, or just tourists. France also provides basic health care and assures good working conditions, offering ample leisure time to learn France’s art de vivre.

High-Quality Research and Education


France dedicates more than 20% of its annual budget to higher education and research. This commitment to the twin values of quality and accessibility means that any qualified student can pursue a university education, regardless of financial means. France is also the world’s fifth-largest economy, number-three destination for foreign investment, and a major center for international business and entrepreneurial activity; French is the world’s third most common business language.