About Your Guide

Your guide to France:
Maurice Contal


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About your guide:

This section was put together with help from Maurice Contal, a regular contributor to who is Director of the Crosscutural Management consultancy firm World Executives, which he co-founded in 1996. If you plan to work in France or do business in France, World Executives can give you effective training and coaching.

France: About France
All about France

France: Appointment Alert!
Making appointments

France: Business Dress
Guidelines for business dress

France: Conversation
Welcome topics of conversation

France: First Name or Title?
Respectfully addressing others

France: Gift Giving
Selecting and presenting an appropriate business gift

France: Let’s Make a Deal!
What you should know before negotiating

France: Prosperous Entertaining
Entertaining for business success

France: Public Behaviour
Acceptable public conduct

Useful Web Sites for France

Consular Information Sheet

Wikipedia: France

CIA World Factbook: France

Lonely Planet: France France for Visitors

Economist Country Briefings: France

BBC Country Briefings: France

World Health Organization: France

Getting Away: France

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