Settlement in France:
Like any other country, the only two ways to settle down permanently in France is to be a permanent resident of France and then the citizen. The best part of obtaining French citizenship is it allows dual citizenship. That means you can be the citizenship of your motherland while being a citizen of France as well.
Talking about permanent residence, applicants should have had stayed in France for a minimum of 5 years on any visa before applying for the PR status. One permanent residence is issued, this enables its holders to stay in France for another 10 years and that is also renewable (most of the PR holders in the meanwhile apply for French Citizenship).
France Immigration considers the standard factors like purpose of staying a prolonged stay in France, educational qualifications, employment details, financial sustainability, adaptability to life in France, language proficiency etc. to issue a permanent residence status to applicants.
For more information on settlement intricacies by French Immigration, contact Competent Careers.