Accor S.A. is a French hotel group, part of the CAC 40 index, which operates
in over 91 countries. Headquartered in Paris, France, the group owns, operates
and franchises 4,200 hotels on five continents representing several diverse
brands, from budget and economy lodgings to luxurious accommodations in exotic
Air France-KLM (Euronext: AF) is a French-Dutch airline holding company
incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Airport in Tremblay-en-France, near Paris. The group has offices in Montreuil,
Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, and in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
AXA S.A. is a French global investment, retirement, and insurance group
headquartered in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. AXA is a conglomerate of
independently run businesses, operated according to the laws and regulations of
many different countries. The AXA group of companies engage in life, health and
other forms of insurance, as well as investment management. The group operates
primarily in Western Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific region, and the
Bouygues S.A. is an industrial group headquartered in the 8th arrondissement
of Paris, France. Bouygues is listed on Euronext Paris exchange and is a blue
chip in the CAC 40 stock market index.
Carrefour S.A. is a French multinational retailer headquartered in Boulogne
Billancourt, France, in Greater Paris. It is one of the largest hypermarket
chains in the world, the second largest retail group in the world in terms of
revenue, and the second in profit (after Wal-Mart). Carrefour operates mainly in
Europe, Argentina, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates,
Qatar and Saudi Arabia, but also has shops in North Africa and other parts of
Asia, with most stores being of smaller size than hypermarket or even
The Groupe Danone is a French food-products multinational corporation based
in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. It claims world leadership in fresh dairy
products, marketed under the corporate name, and also in bottled water.
Lafarge is a French industrial company specialising in four major products:
cement, construction aggregates, concrete and gypsum wallboard. The company is
the world's largest cement manufacturer.
The L'Oréal Group is the world's largest cosmetics and beauty company. With
its registered office in Paris and head office in the Paris suburb of Clichy,
Hauts-de-Seine, France, it has developed activities in the field of cosmetics.
Concentrating on hair colour, skin care, sun protection, make-up, perfumes and
hair care, the company is active in the dermatological, tissue engineering and
pharmaceutical fields and is the top nanotechnology patent-holder in the United
LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A., better known as LVMH, is a French
multinational luxury goods conglomerate, headquartered in Paris. It controls
around 60 subsidiaries that each manage a small number of prestigious brands.
The subsidiaries are often managed independently.
Michelin; full name: SCA Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin) is a
tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France. It
is one of the two largest tyre manufacturers in the world along with
Bridgestone. In addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the BFGoodrich,
Kleber, Tigar, Riken, Kormoran and Uniroyal (in North America) tyre brands.
Michelin is also notable for its Red and Green travel guides, its roadmaps, the
Michelin stars that the Red Guide awards to restaurants for their cooking, and
for its company mascot Bibendum, colloquially known as the Michelin Man.
The SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français; "National society of
French railways" or "French National Railway Company") is France's national
state-owned railway company. The SNCF operates the country's national rail
services, including the TGV, France's high-speed rail network. Its functions
include operation of railway services for passengers and freight, and
maintenance and signalling of rail infrastructure owned by Réseau Ferré de
Total S.A. is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company and one
of the six "Supermajor" oil companies in the world. Its businesses cover the
entire oil and gas chain, from crude oil and natural gas exploration and
production to power generation, transportation, refining, petroleum product
marketing, and international crude oil and product trading.
Vinci is a French concessions and construction company, formerly called
Société Générale d'Enterprises. It employs over 179,000 people and is the
largest construction company in the world by revenue.