Bands/Musicians Famous Bands from France

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List famous French bands and solo musicians, listed by popularity with photos when available. These popular bands from France come from a number of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk and acoustic. These might not necessarily be the best French bands, but this list contains a majority of the greatest bands from France. Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented French musicians to discover some great new bands and artists.

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This list answers the questions, "Which bands are from France?" and "Which bands are popular in France?"

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from France
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Izzy Stradlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bands from France
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bands from France
Romantic music, Art song, Classical music

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JoJo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from France
Hip hop music, Pop music, Teen pop

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Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bands from France
Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music

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Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bands from France
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Country pop

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Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bands from France
Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

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Bob Sinclar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bands from France
Ragga, Electronic music, Electro house

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Mylène Farmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bands from France
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

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Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bands from France
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

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Madeleine Peyroux is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bands from France
Jazz, Blues

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Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bands from France
Indie pop, Alternative country, Indie folk

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Jello Biafra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bands from France
Industrial metal, Spoken word, Anarcho-punk

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Françoise Hardy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bands from France

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Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bands from France
Opera, Ballet, Chamber music

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Charlotte Gainsbourg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bands from France
Electro, Folk rock, French pop music

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Sander van Doorn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bands from France
Electro house, House music, Electronic dance music

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Maurice Ravel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bands from France
Opera, Ballet, Ballet

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Amel Larrieux is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bands from France
Neo soul, Folk music, Contemporary R&B

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Erik Satie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bands from France
Opera, Ballet, 20th-century classical music

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Camille Saint-Saëns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bands from France
Opera, Chamber music, Classical music

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Isabelle Boulay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bands from France
Ballad, Pop music, Folk music

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Dimitri from Paris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bands from France
Downtempo, Lounge music, House music

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Vitalic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bands from France
Electro house, House music, Electroclash

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Alfred Cortot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bands from France
Classical music

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Charles-Valentin Alkan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bands from France
Classical music

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Yann Tiersen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bands from France
Bal-musette, Minimal music, Post-rock

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Georges Bizet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bands from France
Opera, Incidental music, Art song

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Martin Solveig is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bands from France
Pop music, Deep house, Electronic music

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J.B. Lenoir is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bands from France
Chicago blues, Blues

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Hélène Grimaud is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bands from France
Classical music

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Gabriel Fauré is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bands from France
Opera, Romantic music, Incidental music

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Emma Shapplin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bands from France
Pop music, Opera, Neoclassical New Age music

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Joachim Garraud is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bands from France
Electro house, House music

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Charo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bands from France

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Breakbot is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bands from France
Synthpop, Disco, Electro

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Nick Valensi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bands from France
Rock music, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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Vanessa Paradis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bands from France
Pop music, Rock music

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Richard Clayderman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bands from France
Pop music, Classical music, Easy listening

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Longineu W. Parsons III is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bands from France
Hip hop music, Pop punk, Emo

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Miss Kittin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bands from France
Synthpop, Tech house, Electro

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Charles Aznavour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bands from France
Chanson, Pop music, Jazz

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Johnny Hallyday is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bands from France
Rock music, Rock and roll

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Arthur H is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bands from France
Rock music, Experimental rock, Electronic dance music

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Laurent Garnier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bands from France

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Francis Poulenc is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bands from France
Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music

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Henri Texier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bands from France

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Keny Arkana is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bands from France
Political hip hop, French hip hop

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Paz Lenchantin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bands from France
Alternative rock, Psychedelic rock, Alternative metal

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Louis Sclavis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bands from France
Jazz, Free jazz