List of French alternative rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as alternative rock solo artists from France are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great French music that you've never heard before. The alternative rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in France. If you think the best French alternative rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.
List is made up of bands like Phoenix and Manu Chao.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular alternative rock bands from France?" and "Which alternative rock bands started in France?" then this list will answer your questions.