Luxury fashion retailers, major banking groups and iconic beauty brands are among those companies deemed most desirable to work for in France, according to the latest analysis from LinkedIn.
The professional networking site has assessed the actions of its 14 million French members to reach a definitive list of the top 25 companies to work for in France this year. This includes those employers that receive the greatest level of engagement and job vacancy responses, as well as those that have the highest retention rates.
CNBC takes a look at the top 10 in 2017 - and the best of the rest across France and Europe.
Paris-headquartered luxury goods conglomerate LVMH is renowned on the catwalk and also behind the scenes, according to LinkedIn's latest study.
Iconic brands including Louis Vuitton, Givency, Guerlain, Christian Dior and Dom Perignon all count themselves among the group.
Haute couture fashion house Chanel is one of the several classic French brands to be listed as a top employer.
The near 110-year-old business runs more than 300 stores worldwide.
Switzerland-based Richemont is the world's second-largest luxury goods company after LVMH and its responsible for brands including Cartier, Chloe, Lancel and Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The company boasts careers in several sectors, including entrepreneurship, creativity and craftsmanship.
Blue-chip industrial company Bouygues was founded in France in 1952 and today has over 120,000 employees in 100 countries.
The company's business activities cover telecommunications and media as well as construction and transportation.
Another high-end fashion luxury goods label to make the grade this year, Hermes has a 200-year history in creating home furnishings, perfume, jewelry and leather.
The group is engaged in several innovation projects via the Hermes Foundation. This includes the Emile Hermes Prize, which recognizes budding designers.
International banking group BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries and was last year ranked the second leading bank in the euro zone.
The bank has been heavily involved in philanthropic projects for the past 30 years, especially in the environmental and arts spaces.
Technology consulting and engineering company Alten has offices in 20 countries.
It covers projects in a variety of industries from aerospace and defense to electronics and life sciences.
Sometimes referred to as the "green bank" because of its historical ties to farming, Credit Agricole is an international full-service banking group.
Today it seeks to retain its eco ties and is a keen sponsor of the several sporting activities.
French multinational oil and gas company Total is one of the seven major oil businesses in the world.
The business is also a big player in solar energy and has made commitments to initiatives aimed at limiting the impact of climate change.
Thales is responsible for creating electrical systems and services for the aerospace, transportation, security and defense markets.
The 16-year-old business is headquartered in La Defense business district of Paris but serves customers worldwide.
12. AXA France
13. Akka Technologies
14. Galeries Lafayette
17. Groupe BPCE
18. Deloitte France
21. Societe Generale
23. PwC France