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French Ambient Music Bands List

Updated October 13, 2018 5.4k views23 items

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.

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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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    More Air 

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    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

    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 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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    Created in march 2013, Zalys is French one-woman project focusing on deep space ambient and ethereal atmospheres.
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    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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    Corday d'Armont

    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)