Bands/Musicians French Alternative Rock Bands List

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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.

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Phoenix Synthpop, New Wave, French rock

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Manu Chao is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Manu Chao Ska, Rock music, Latin American music

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Soko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Soko Indie, Pop music, Rock music

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Noir Désir is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Noir Désir Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Alain Souchon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Alain Souchon Chanson, Synthpop, New Wave

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Bérurier Noir is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Bérurier Noir Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Modjo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Modjo Pop music, Dance-rock, House music

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Dolly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Dolly Rock music, Alternative rock

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Kyo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Kyo Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Les Satellites is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Les Satellites Alternative rock

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Les Rita Mitsouko is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Les Rita Mitsouko Chanson, New Wave, Pop rock

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Ludwig Von 88 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Ludwig Von 88 Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Boris Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Boris Williams Gothic rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Nouvelle Vague is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Nouvelle Vague New Wave, Lounge music, Pop music

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Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle Indie, Alternative rock

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My Diet Pill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
My Diet Pill Rock music, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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Shine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Shine Downtempo, Synthpop, Pop music

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Taxi Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Taxi Girl New Wave, Pop music, Alternative rock

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Sibyl vane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Sibyl vane Alternative rock, Art rock, Indie rock

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Pierre Mottron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list French Alternative Rock Bands List
Pierre Mottron Synthpop, Alternative rock