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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