Directory

wb00882_.gif (970 octets) Centres de Formalités des Entreprises - CFE  

(Centres for administrative formalities for companies)

  • Greffe du Tribunal de Commerce de Paris
    (Registrar's office of the Commercial Court of Paris)
    1, quai de la Corse
    75181 Paris Cedex 04
    ( 01 44 41 54 54
  • Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    2, rue de Viarmes
    75001 Paris
    ( 01 53 40 48 48
  • Chambre des Métiers (Guild Chamber)
    72, rue de Reuilly
    75012 Paris
    ( 01 53 33 53 00
  • Chambre d'Agriculture (Chamber of Agriculture)
    Chambre d'Agriculture d'Ile de France
    2, avenue Jeanne d'Arc - B.P. 11
    78153 Le Chesnay cedex
    ( 01 39 00 23 42
  • Chambre Nationale de la Batellerie Artisanale (National Chamber of Artisanal Shipping)
    45-47, boulevard Vincent Auriol
    75013 Paris
    ( 01 45 86 64 71

wb00882_.gif (970 octets) List of regulated activities verified by the Greffe du Tribunal de Commerce de Paris

This list is given as a rough guide.  It lists the main regulated activities which are verified by the Greffier (Registrar of the Commercial Court)  when he/she receives a request for registration.

In order to obtain further information about regulated activities which do not appear on this list, please contact the Services de la Préfecture de Paris ( ( 01 49 28 40 00).

ACTIVITIES

AUTHORIZATIONS, DIPLOMAS

SUPERVISORY BOARD
Agence de voyages (travel agency)

Travel agency license

Préfecture d’Ile de France
21-23 rue Miollis 
75015 PARIS
Service des agences 
de voyages
(
01 44 42 63 10

Mandataire d’agence de voyages ou correspondant de voyages (travel agency representative or correspondent) Prefectorial accreditation

Préfecture d’Ile de France
21-23 rue Miollis
75015 PARIS
Service des agences 
de voyages
(
01 44 42 63 10

Ambulant (itinerant dealer) Attestation d’ambulant (for sole traders, contact the " Préfecture de Police " nearest your residence;  legal entities contact the " Préfecture de Police " nearest the registered office)

Préfecture de police
36, rue des Morillons
75015 PARIS
(
01 55 76 20 00

Boissons (débitant de boissons) (sale of alcoholic beverages) 4th category license delivered by the Préfecture.

Préfecture de police
12, quai de Gesvres
75004 PARIS 
(
01 53 71 53 71

Colporteur (door-to-door salesman) Déclaration de colportage à la Préfecture (au nom du représentant légal pour la personne morale) (declaration for door-to-door sales by the legal representative of the legal entity)

Préfecture de Police
1, rue de Lutèce
75004 Paris
(
01 53 71 45 23

Commissionnaire de transports (Forwarding agents) Attestation délivrée par la DREIF en vue de l’inscription au Registre du commerce et des sociétés (Certificate delivered by the DREIF for company registration with the Register of Commerce and Trade)

Direction régionale de l'équipement d'Ile de France
21-23, rue Miollis
75732 PARIS Cedex 15
(
01 40 61 85 00

Courtier d’assurances (Insurance broker)

Déclaration au parquet et attestation de stage (declaration to the Public Prosecutor’s Office and certificate of professional training)

Tribunal de Grande Instance Service démarchage
(the Higher civil court, prospecting department) 
Bureau 363 
1, bld du Palais
 75004 PARIS

Gestion de portefeuilles (portfolio management) Agrément de la commission des opérations de Bourse (COB) (accreditation of the company by the " COB,  i.e Stock Exchange Watchdog)

COB
17, Place de la Bourse
75002 Paris
(
01 53 45 62 00

Location de véhicules avec conducteur (hiring of chauffeur-driven car) Attestation délivrée par la DREIF en vue de l’inscription au Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés (Certificate delivered by the DREIF for company registration with the Register of Commerce and Trade )

Direction régionale de l'équipement Ile de France
21-23, rue Miollis
75732 PARIS Cedex 15
(
01 40 61 85 00

Métaux précieux (precious metals) Déclaration au Bureau de la Garantie (declaration to the Bureau of Guarantees)

Bureau de la Garantie
14, rue Perret
75141 Paris Cedex 03

Officine de pharmacie (Pharmacy) Diplôme enregistré et autorization préfectorale (registered diploma and prefectorial authorization)

Direction départementale des affaires sanitaires et sociales
 (regional social services department)
23, Bld Jules Ferry
75537 PARIS Cedex 11
( 01 43 14 11 00

Spectacles (Entrepreneurs) (Entertainment business)

There are 2 kinds of authorization according to the entertainment business category.

1) License issued by the Ministère de la Culture

2) License issued by the Direction Régionale à l’Action Culturelle

Ministère de la Culture
53, rue Saint-Dominique
75007 PARIS
(
01 40 15 80 00

Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles
98, rue de Charonne
75011 PARIS
(
01 56 06 50 00

Transports routiers de marchandises et location de véhicules industriels avec conducteurs destinés aux transports de marchandises (Road transport of goods and hiring of industrial  vehicles with driver for the transportation of goods) Attestation délivrée par la DREIF en vue de l’inscription au Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés (Certificate delivered by the DREIF for company registration with the RCS)

Direction régionale de l'équipement d'Ile de France
21-23, rue Miollis
75732 PARIS Cedex 15
(
01 40 61 85 00

Transports routiers de personnes (Road transport of passengers) Attestation délivrée par la DREIF en vue de l’inscription au Registre du commerce et des sociétés (Certificate delivered by the DREIF in order to register the company with the RCS)

Direction régionale de l'équipement d'Ile de France
21-23, rue Miollis
75732 PARIS Cedex 15
(
01 40 61 85 00

 

wb00882_.gif (970 octets) Public and private organizations giving information about the creation of companies

In Paris, a person wishing to create his/her own business can find help with many private or public organizations (research, information relating to the legal status, tax and social issues for the entrepreneur, etc.).  This list is not exhaustive.

Research:

  • The Bureau de l’action économique de la Préfecture de Paris offers a free guide called "élaborer, entreprendre, gérer" (to develop, undertake, manage) providing a complete description of the creation procedure.  It gives details about organizations which may help the company creator complete his/her plan.  It may be obtained on request from:

    Préfecture de Paris 
    Bureau de l’action économique
    50, avenue Daumesnil
    75012 PARIS
    ( 01 49 28 41 62

  • The CANAM (health insurance for the professions) delivers a free guide called "Objectif entreprise".  This practical book makes it possible to test the feasibility of a plan and to choose a legal, fiscal and social status adapted to each position.

CANAM
Centre Paris Pleyel
93521 Saint-Denis Cedex
( 01 49 33 38 03
Web site: http://www.canam.fr

  • Librairie pour entreprendre
    14, rue Delambre
    75014 PARIS
    ( 01 42 18 58 58

Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday 9.30 am to 1 p.m. and 2 pm to 5.30 pm Thursday to Friday 9.30 am to 1 pm and 2 p.m. to 6.30 pm

  • Centre de documentation économique de la CCIP 
    2, rue de Viarmes 
    75001 PARIS 

    ( 01 55 65 35 79

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Information on setting-up a company

The Agence Pour la Création d’Entreprises (APCE) works with many partners to help company creators complete their business plan by offering them advice and preparatory information (choosing their legal status, providing financial assistance and helping them with administrative formalities).  Its network offers the means with which to make a preliminary business diagnosis and then find the best way to realize the plan.  For a list of information and help centres, please contact:

Agence Pour la Création d’Entreprises - APCE
14, rue Delambre
75014 PARIS
( 01 42 18 58 58

Web site: http://www.apce.com

  • The Chambre des Métiers de Paris (Paris Guild Chamber) offers company creators or acquirers of failing craft firms help relating to many questions concerning their project.  The "Service des affaires économiques" (department of economic affairs) also offers advice.  Personalized follow ups are given by appointment (marketing, export assistance, etc.).

Chambre des Métiers de Paris
72, rue de Reuilly 
75592 PARIS cedex 12 
( 01 53 33 53 33

- Centre for administrative formalities for companies: advice relating to legal obligations for company creation (free of charge).

- Department of economic affairs: counseling office, open Monday to Wednesday (8.30 a.m. to 7.15 p.m.) and Friday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) (free of charge):

  • Jobseekers meeting requirements for assistance from "ACCRE" (Aide aux Chômeurs Créateurs ou Repreneurs d’Entreprise) (financial assistance for jobseekers who create or takeover a company) may receive nominal "chéquiers conseils".  This allows them to receive advice from a specialist for the period ranging from the beginning of their plan to up to twelve months after the creation of their company.

Direction Départementale du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle (DDTEFP):
Labour and Professionnal Training Department
Service création d’entreprise
(Company creation department)
210, quai de Jemmapes - 75010 PARIS
( 01 44 84 43 93 / 43 94 / 43 96

  • CCIP - Délégation de Paris (Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
    Création et développement des jeunes entreprises (Creation and Development of new companies)
    Bourse de Commerce
    2, rue de Viarmes
    ( 01 53 40 98 50

  • L'ADIE  (Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Economique) offers assistance to jobseekers and RMI (Revenu Minimum d’Insertion) beneficiairies helping them to realize their plan for the creation of a company.  ADIE provides financing possibilities, advice and training as well as continuous support after having granted the loan.

    81 bis rue Julien Lacroix
    75020 PARIS
    (
    01 58 53 51 10
    Web site: 
    http://www.adie.org
    e:mail:  idf@adie.org

    For the 91 Department: ADIE Essonne - 81, route de Grigny, 91130 RIS ORANGIS cedex - (( 01 69 43 61 61 - e :mail : essonne@adie.org)

    For the 77 Department: AFILE 77 - 10, rue Carnot, 77000 MELUN - (( 01 64 87 00 99 - e:mail :afile.77@wanadoo.fr)

Training :

  • The Agence Nationale pour l’Emploi - ANPE (National Employment Agency) offers information sessions to jobseekers on how to set-up a business.  Please contact the "ANPE" to enroll.

  • The "ANPE" clubs for company creators are designed to help creators develop and carry out their plans.

Espace des commerciaux et formateurs
2, rue Crillon
75004 PARIS
( 01 42 71 55 86

Agence Locale pour l’Emploi République
1, cité Griset
75011 PARIS 
( 01 49 23 33 70

Espace cadres
Gare de Lyon
16, rue Van Gogh
75012 PARIS
( 01 40 19 96 96

  • The Association pour la Formation des Adultes - AFPA (Adult professional training association) offers training programmes to help business creators and acquirers of failing companies.

AFPA
8, rue Georges et Maï Politzer
75012 PARIS
( 01 53 46 13 00

  • The "Création et Développement des Jeunes Entreprises de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris" service offers specialized business information on setting up or taking over a company, as well as training programmes on how to create a company.

CCIP - Délégation de Paris
Création et Développement des Jeunes Entreprises
Bourse de Commerce 
2, rue de Viarmes
( 01 53 40 48 50

  • The Chambre des Métiers de Paris (Paris Guild Chamber) organizes a 4-day basic training period for creators and acquirers of craft companies.  It also offers specific training in micro-computers, management, accounting fields, etc.

Chambre des Métiers de Paris
72, rue de Reuilly
75592 PARIS cedex 12
( 01 53 33 53 33

Export:

The "Centre Français du Commerce Extérieur- CFCE" offers information about countries and trade openings as well as regulatory, legal and fiscal information related to export and operations outside of France.

The CFCE also offers on request personalized services (choice of local operators, prospecting missions, surveys, visits of professional exhibitions, etc.)

Centre Français du Commerce Extérieur
10, avenue d’Iéna
75016 PARIS
( 01 40 73 30 00

Access to this information:

Web site: http://www.cfce.fr
La Médiathèque
La Librairie du Commerce International

  • The Direction Régionale du Commerce Extérieur - DRCE informs, guides and advises small and medium-sized firms which plan to operate abroad or to export.

Direction Régionale du Commerce Extérieur (DRCE)
55, rue Crozatier
75012 PARIS
( 01 44 75 78 40

The other information sources:

Overseas: The "Postes d’Expansion Economique (PEE)"
www.dree.org/nom du pays

The web site of the "Secrétariat d’Etat au Commerce Extérieur" (same web site as that of the Ministère des Finances et de l’Industrie (Finance Ministry): www.commerce-extérieur.gouv.fr

Installing a company:

New companies looking for a place to install their registered office can contact the "pépinières d’entreprises" where they may share accomodation and services charges.

Pépinière Paris Avenir Soleillet
14, rue Soleillet
75020 PARIS
( 01 40 33 79 00

The "Mairie de Paris" (municipality of Paris) gives information about "hôtels industriels" which offer competitive leasing rate  to companies.

Mairie de Paris
Direction du Développement de l’Activité Economique et de l’Emploi
Bureau des Politiques Locales de Développement Economique
MM. Y. COHEN et J.P. LECLERC
55, rue de Lyon
75012 PARIS

( 01 42 76 26 69 / 26 72

Tax :

  • The Tax office for your company's registered office can inform you about tax exemptions which may be of profit to company creators.

  • The Mairie de Paris has a permanent office offering information relating to the local tax system.

Mairie de Paris
Bureau de la Fiscalité Locale - 6ème étage - porte 6010
17, boulevard Morland
75004 PARIS
( 01 48 87 08 15

  • In order to obtain information about the choice of the tax system for your company once its legal status has been chosen, please contact the tax inspector in charge of the area in which your company is located.