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 :


The Romans invasions
Especially in the south of France

Romanesque architecture comes form the Charlemagne period.

Gothic style is an evolution of romanesque, more fluid and more technological.

16th Century. Renaissance came from Italy

Baroque and Rococo
17th and 18th century.

The nineteenth century
Under Napoleon.


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

And french cinema is nowadays still very creative.


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.


France has been central to many ways of writing.

French writers : Victor Hugo, Proust, Marguerite Yourcenar…


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

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