Rock French Rock Bands List

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List of French rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as rock 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 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 rock 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.

List contains bands like Phoenix, Justice.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular rock bands from France?" and "Which 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 Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, French rock

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Justice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list French Rock Bands List
Dance-punk, Rock music, Indietronica

3
Mylène Farmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list French Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic dance music

4
Vanessa Paradis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list French Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music

5
Johnny Hallyday is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list French Rock Bands List
Rock music, Rock and roll

6
Arthur H is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list French Rock Bands List
Rock music, Experimental rock, Electronic dance music

7
Téléphone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list French Rock Bands List
Rock music

8
Manu Chao is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list French Rock Bands List
Ska, Rock music, Latin American music

9
Alizée is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list French Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Chanson, Synthpop

10
MeeK is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list French Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Indie

11
Amanda Lear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list French Rock Bands List
New Wave, Disco, Pop music

12
Soko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list French Rock Bands List
Indie, Pop music, Rock music

13
Gong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list French Rock Bands List
Rock music, Space rock, Experimental rock

14
Les Fatals Picards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list French Rock Bands List
Pop music, Ska, Rock music

15
Jean-Jacques Goldman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list French Rock Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Sylvie Vartan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list French Rock Bands List
Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

17
Marc Lavoine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list French Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, French pop music

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Renaud Séchan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list French Rock Bands List
Chanson, Pop music, Rock music

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Indochine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list French Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music

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Priscilla is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list French Rock Bands List
Chanson, Pop music, Rock music

21
Matthieu Chedid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list French Rock Bands List
Chanson, Rock music, Funk

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F.R. David is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list French Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Era is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list French Rock Bands List
New Age, New Age music, Electronic music

24
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list French Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music

25
BB Brunes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list French Rock Bands List
Rock music, Garage rock, Pop rock