Bands/Musicians French Ambient Music Bands List

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List of French Ambient music bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as Ambient music 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 Ambient music 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 Ambient music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

The list you're viewing is made up of different bands like Air and Jean Michel Jarre.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular Ambient music bands from France?" and "Which Ambient music bands started in France?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Air is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

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Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

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Total Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Psybient, Psychedelic trance, Ambient music

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Era is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
New Age, New Age music, Electronic music

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Colleen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Experimental music, Ambient music

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Deep Forest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Ethnic electronica, New Age music, Electronic music

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Sébastien Tellier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Downtempo, New Wave, Rhythm and blues

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Cell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Downtempo, Chill-out music, Trance music

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Sylvain Chauveau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Electronic music, Minimalism, Instrumental

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Francis Rimbert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Lounge music, New Age music, Electronic music

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Rockets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Space rock

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Asura is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Downtempo, Electronic music, Chill-out music

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Aes Dana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Downtempo, Chill-out music, Electronic dance music

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Hypno5e is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Heavy metal, Experimental metal, Ambient music

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Ujjaya is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
hery-randriambololona added Ujjaya Ethno-ambient , Ambient , New age - Ujjaya is a french ethno-ambient musician with malagasy roots. He plays mainly sacred and mystic instruments from asia, he mixes with drone, and guitar pedals.His music is strongly related with Jorge Reyes , Tuu and Robert Rich.

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L'Oeil Céleste is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
hery-randriambololona added L'Oeil Céleste Ambient, ritual ambient, drone music - The best ritual drone / ambient from France.Built around Alex A. He proposes some textural music often coming from a simple fretless guitar heavily processed with delay and reverb. It has a real spiritual depth .

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aAirial is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
sly0000 added aAirial ambient, electronica, idm - "aAirial is influenced by classical romanticism and emotional electronica, a mix of sadness and happiness that defines very well his style. ..The minimalist approach, retaining only the essentials for better reach the listener.."

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Zalys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
tiphany-mataï added Zalys Space Ambient / Dark Ambient - Created in march 2013, Zalys is French one-woman project focusing on deep space ambient and ethereal atmospheres.

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Archetype is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
hery-randriambololona added Archetype Ambient , Deep Listening, ethno-ambient - Archetype  is aiming to lift the level of consciousness of the listener by making very static drones with very subtle changes.He is part of the deep listening scene. Heavily influenced by the album Somnium of Robert Rich and by Oöphoi , he also makes some ethno-ambient music not unlike Dead Can Dance.

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Strangelucid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
one-inisatchi added Strangelucid experiment

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Asmorod is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Gengis Strauss-Kahn added Asmorod

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Waveland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
Trevor Reveur added Waveland

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Corday d'Armont is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list French Ambient Music Bands List
KICKME added Corday d'Armont Ambient -

This little known French ambient artist recorded "The loudest noises in the world" in 2006 and now has finally released this seminal piece as of June 23, 2018.

Courtesy of Handmaid Records (circa2005)