France is one of Europe’s largest and most influential countries. Its history spans thousands of years and its culture is present in one form or another on all of the world’s continents. France is one of Europe’s easiest countries in which to acquire residency and that is especially true for when it comes to the self-employment visa. Those whose mother tongue is French can also benefit from near instant citizenship via the French citizenship hack (only available to Insiders Club members). Tax-wise, let us just say France’s taxation system is not its biggest strength. This combined with a very complex and punitive regulatory system makes it a poor option for those looking to register and run a business. As for banking, France is home to some of Europe’s most stable and largest banks.