Famous People From France

Paris is the capital of France, and it has mild summers and cold winters. It has a population of 60 million people, and the government is are public in stature. French is the official language spoken by thepublichere, and at least 88 % of the population are familiar with the language. Arabic being a minority language is also spoken by 1.7 % of the population. Food is one of the major passion of the people of France, and the cooking is highly refined with attention being paid to details like the use of fresh ingredients and it varies from region to region and it is dependent to a great extent on what is available locally.

  • Isabelle Huppert Story

    Profile Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert is one of the most respected names in the French entertainment in...
  • David Ginola Story

    Profile David Desire Marc Ginola is a famous Former French International Football Player. He played Winger / Forward. He had been playing for English Premier League before retiring in 2002. The entire world prayed for him when he underwent heart surgery in May 2016...
  • Paul Pogba : The World's Most Expensive Footballer

    Profile Paul Pogba is mainly a centre midfielder. He is one of the highlights of Manchester United. He plays for the France National Team and has represented Juventus with a lot of success. He is one of the success stories, and was in the news during the transfer n...

  • Antoine Griezmann Story

    Profile Antoine Griezmann is a professional International footballer who plays for the Frnech men's national football team as well as for the Spanish football club of Atletico Madrid as a forward striker. Antoine has represented his national side as well as his...
  • Christine Lagarde Story - First Woman MD and Chairman of the IMF

    Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde is the first woman Managing Director and Chairman of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is the 11th European to be appointed Head, IMF consecutively. She was the first woman to be the Finance Minister of a G8 economy. ...
  • Faustine Steinmetz Success Story

    Profile Faustine Steinmetz is a French designer based in London. Faustine created her own fashion brand in 2013. She reproduces iconic pieces in the fashion world. Childhood Faustine Steinmetz was born in Paris. She studied at the Atelier Char...

  • Serge Dassault Success Story

    Profile Serge Dassault is best known to be a conservative politician, and the CEO of the GroupeDassault, which is a France based software, media and aerospace ...
  • Pierre Bellon Success Story

    Pierre Bellon is a French entrepreneur who founded Sodexo in 1966. It is a river cruise and catering company, that supplies food to US Marine Corps and public hospitals in the New York City. It also caters to university campuses in the US, including Binghamton University, Stev...
  • Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere Success Story

    Born on the 6th of November 1940, Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere is a famous and successful French billionaire and an eminent philanthropist. According to Forbes, his net worth is approximately $2.3 billion and he is also the 894th and 24th riches...
  • Jean Michel Besnier Success Story

    Jean-Michel Besnier is an ambitious and successful French billionaire and also the heir to Lactalis, the French dairy giant. His net worth is approximately 2.4 billion. He was born in Laval, Mayenne, France and still resides there. The year of his birth is uncertain, but is ex...
  • Emmanuel Besnier Success Story

    The cheese king of France, Emmanuel Besnier is one of the wealthiest men in the country. Most popular as being the CEO of Lactalis, his family owned company is the 2nd biggest food company in the nation, and a leading dairy business across the globe. He inherited hi...
  • Alain Wertheimer Success Story

    Alain Wertheimer, along with his brother Gerard Wertheimer, inherited his family business in 1996 after the death of his father, Jacques. The leading luxury brand of the House of Chanel was co-established by his grandfather, Pierre Wertheimer, in 1909, which his father Ja...

The family is the focal point in any relationship, and the extended family provides emotional and financial support. Despite their romantic approach towards life, the French have a practical approach as far as marriage is concerned. The families here have a few children, but parents take the role of guardians on a serious note.

This country is also known for many authors, poets, painters’ sculptors and sports personalities. Some famous people who belong to the country are Coco Chanel and Zinedine Zidane. Coco Chanel was a professional designer and is known for her ambition and determination in her social and professional life. She is the only fashion designer and is in the list of the top 100 influential people in the current century. Her styles and designs have created new trends in the world of fashion designing.

The French people are generally private people and have different yardsticks as far as their behavior is concerned in their social circle. Though they are polite in all details, it is with their family and close friends they are free. A handshake is a known and common form of greeting, and one can greet some personally with a light kiss on the right and the left cheek. The first names are reserved for the near and dear ones.