Bands/Musicians French Downtempo Bands List

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

Artists on this list include Air and Mike Castro de Maria.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular Downtempo bands from France?" and "Which Downtempo 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 Downtempo Bands List
Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music

2
Mike Castro de Maria is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list French Downtempo Bands List
Downtempo, Lounge music, Deep house

3
St. Germain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list French Downtempo Bands List
Nu jazz, Downtempo, Electronic music

4
Sébastien Tellier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list French Downtempo Bands List
Downtempo, New Wave, Rhythm and blues

5
Cell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list French Downtempo Bands List
Downtempo, Chill-out music, Trance music

6
Tahiti 80 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list French Downtempo Bands List
Indie pop, Downtempo, Synthpop

7
Télépopmusik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list French Downtempo Bands List
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

8
Wax Tailor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list French Downtempo Bands List
Hip hop music, Downtempo, Trip hop

9
Asura is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list French Downtempo Bands List
Downtempo, Electronic music, Chill-out music

10
Aes Dana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list French Downtempo Bands List
Downtempo, Chill-out music, Electronic dance music

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Shine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list French Downtempo Bands List
Downtempo, Synthpop, Pop music