I grew up with the understanding that France is great if you're salaried and the UK is great if you're an entrepreneur. Looks like things are slowly changing. This article is the latest in a long line proclaiming that France is booming with start-ups (there are more in Paris than London in fact!)

One of the reasons for this shift according to Dominique Nora, is that generations currently in their twenties have struggled to find a stable job in this economy (a CDI remains a holy grail). Looking at previous success stories such as ventes-privées.com encourages them to create their own niche into the world.