THE CULTURE OF FRANCE, Art, architecture, literature, movies, cinema, music, sports…

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France culture is very specific and wide. Here are some spots of the french culture

Painting :

France has been central to many important ways of painting.

Painting is obviously remarquable in France : Picasso, Matisse, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin… ar french painters
Architecture :

France’s architecture is very rich, reflecting the great history of this country. French architecture ould be divided in several periods :

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The Romans invasions
Especially in the south of France
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Romanesque
Romanesque architecture comes form the Charlemagne period.
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Gothic
Gothic style is an evolution of romanesque, more fluid and more technological.
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Renaissance
16th Century. Renaissance came from Italy
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Baroque and Rococo
17th and 18th century.
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The nineteenth century
Under Napoleon.

Cinema:

French cinema was one of the first cinema : Jean Vigo, Jean Renoir, Truffaut, Chabrol…

And french cinema is nowadays still very creative.

Music:

French songs are very important in the french culture : Charles Trenet, Edith Piaf, Maurice Chevalier, Georges Brassens…

And french music is nowadays still very creative.

Literature:

France has been central to many ways of writing.

French writers : Victor Hugo, Proust, Marguerite Yourcenar…

Sport:

The French are fond of sports especially soccer, called football in France.

But french people like also tennis, rugby, bicycle (Tour de France…)…