50 World Famous French Facts/brands/contributions/People.

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  • Data is purely based on my manual web harvesting.

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1:Renault:

French Multi national  vehicle manufacturer.

  • Founded:25 February 1899.
  • Founder:Louis Renault, Marcel Renault, Fernand Renault.
Renault
Renault

2: Airbus:

  • Founded :1970 (as Airbus Industrie)2001 (as Airbus SAS).
  • Founder(s): Bernard Lathière, Roger Béteille, Henri Ziegler.
airbus
airbus

3: Peugot:

  • Founded: 1810 as a coffee mill company,1830 as a bicycle manufacturer,1882 as a car manufacturer,1898 as a motorcycle company,1926 as a separate company,Headquarters Legal and Top level Administrative:Ave de la Grande Armée, Paris,Operational: Sochaux, France
  • Key people : Philippe Varin (CEO),Jean-Pierre Ploue (Head of Design):
peugeot
peugeot

4: Cheese :

French introduced cheese and they have variety cheeses in their food system.

Did you know that just like professional wine tasters, there are also professional cheese tasters? And just like wines, every region has its own specialty cheeses.From soft cheeses such as Brie, to goat’s cheeses, blue cheeses and cheeses made from cow’s milk, there are well over 350 cheeses in France. You will have plenty of chance to sample the local produce and buy fresh local cheeses from the market.

Famous-French-Cheese
Famous-French-Cheese

5: Citroen:

  • Founded : 1919.
  • Founder(s): André Citroën.
Citrion
Citroen

 6:Cognac:

Cognac
Cognac

7:Croissants :

Croissant
Croissant

8: Champagne & Wine :

French introduced Champagne first.

Which country dominates a list of 50 of the world’s most expensive wines? France of course. Ask anyone what France is most famous for and fine wines will most likely be top of the list (or at least close to it). There are vineyards all over the country so wherever you settle, you will find plenty of places to go wine tasting. Among the best known French wine regions are Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Loire Valley.

champagne
champagne

 

9: The metric system :

The metric system is first introduced by french.

10: Lacoste :

French clothing company.

  • Founded: Troyes, France (1933).
  • Founder(s): René Lacoste, André Gillier.
Lacoste
Lacoste

11: Hot air balloon :

The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology.First introduced by France.

Hot air baloon
Hot air baloon

12: Alcatel lucent:

Global telecommunication company located in france.

  • Founded :2006 (1898 as Alcatel, 1996 as Lucent Technologies).
  • Key people: Michel Combes (CEO) Philippe Camus(Chairman).
alacatel
alcatel

13:Dior :

World famous fashion brand.

  • Founded :16 December 1946.
  • Founder: Christian Dior.
Dior
Dior

14:Cartier:

Designs, manufactures, distributes and sells jewelery and watches

  • Founded: Paris, France (1847).
  • Founder(s): Louis-François Cartier.
Cartier
Cartier

15:Chanel :

World famous perfume brand from France.

  • Founded :1909.
  • Founder :Coco Chanel.
chanel
chanel

16:Louis Vuitton:

World famous fashion house.

  • Founded : 1854.
  • Founder: Louis Vuitton:
LV
LV

17: Cape Gemini:

  • Founded :1967.
  • Founders: Serge Kampf.
capgemini
capgemini

18: Pierre and Marie Curie discovered radium: 

THEY BOTH FROM FRANCE DISCOVERED RADIUM.

19: BNP Paribas: 

French bank and financial service company.

  • Founded: 23 May 2000.
  • Key people :Baudouin Prot (Chairman),Jean-Laurent Bonnafé (CEO).
BNP
BNP

20: Carrefour :

French Multi national retailer.

  • Founded :1 January 1958; 56 years ago.
  • Key people :Georges Plassat (Chairman and CEO).
Carrefour
Carrefour

21:Orange S.A.:

  • Founded: 1988 (spun off from governmental control).
  • Key people: Stéphane Richard (Chairman and CEO).
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Orange-

 22: Schneider Electric:France-based multinational corporation that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and produces installation components for energy management

  • Founded :1836, incorporated 1981.
  • Key people: Jean-Pascal Tricoire (Chairman and CEO),Henri Lachmann (Vice-Chairman and Lead Director).
sCHNEIDER
sCHNEIDER

23:L’Oréal:

Worlds largest cosmetics and beauty company

  • Founded :1909.
  • Founder(s): Eugène Schueller.
  • Lancôme Paris is a French luxury cosmetics house that distributes products internationally. Owned by L’Oréal since 1964.
  • Garnier  is a mass market cosmetics brand of L’Oréal that produces hair care and skin care products.
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L-Oreal-

24:Rhodia :

Group specialized in fine chemistry, synthetic fibers and polymers.

  • Founded: 1998.
  • Key people: Jean-Pierre Clamadieu (Chairman), Gilles Auffret (CEO).
Rhodia
Rhodia

25:Balenciaga:

French fashion house.

  • Founded :1914.
  • Founder(s): Cristóbal Balenciaga.
balenciaga
balenciaga

26: Givenchy:

Luxury French brand of clothing, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics.

  • Founded: 1952.
  • Founder(s): Hubert de Givenchy.
Givenchy
Givenchy

27:Total :

French multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the six “Supermajor” oil companies in the world.

  • Founded: 1924.
  • Founder(s): Ernest Mercier.
Total
Total

28:Lanvin :

French fashion house:

  • Founded :1889.
  • Founder(s) :Jeanne Lanvin.

 

Lanvin
Lanvin

29:Michelin:

A tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France. It is one of the two largest tyre manufacturers in the world along with Bridgestone

  • Founded :1888.
  • Key people :Jean-Dominique Senard (General partner and CEO), Eric Bourdais de Charbonnière (Chairman of the supervisory board).
MichelinLogo
MichelinLogo

30:Fashion TV:

World famous fashion TV.

  • Launched:April, 1997.
  • Owned by: Michel Adam Lisowski.
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fashion tv

 31:French Bull dog:

  • Nick name: Frenchie.
Frenchie
Frenchie

32:BlackTruffle :

33:Hermes :

French manufacturer of quality goods established in 1837, today specializing in leather, lifestyle accessories, perfumery, luxury goods, and ready-to-wear

Founded 1837
Founder(s) Thierry Hermès

34:Victor Hugo:

35:Dassault Group:

French group of companies led by Serge Dassault. It was established in 1995

Dassault Aviation

36: Alexandre Dumas :

37:The TGV  Train:

is France’s high-speed rail service, operated by SNCF Voyages, the long-distance rail branch of SNCF, the national rail operator.

38:Yves Saint Laurent :

Founded 1962
Founder(s) Yves Saint Laurent
Pierre Bergé

39:Tour de France:

A list of things France is best known for would not be complete without a mention of the Tour de France. The race was founded in 1903 and draws competitors from all over the world. The 2012 race made history as it was won for the first time ever by a British cyclist, Bradley Wiggins.

40:French Kiss :

A French kiss is a kiss in which one or both participants’ tongues touch the partner’s lips or tongue, normally entering their mouth. A French kiss is a slow, passionate kiss which is considered intimate, romantic, erotic or sexual.

41:Limoges porcelain :

Limoges porcelain designates hard-paste porcelain produced by factories near the city of Limoges, France beginning in the late 18th century, but does not refer to a particular manufacturer.

42:Bidet :

A bidet  is a plumbing fixture or type of sink intended for washing the genitalia, inner buttocks, and anus.

43:French Eat Horse meat,Snail and Frogs Leg:

44:Top Less Ladies French Beaches :

45:Do not Take photographs of French Police:

46:French people are Rude(From my personal experience):

47:French people Stink :

48:French people hates Americans :(From my personal experience):

49:French Chandelier:

50:French Women rarely shave :

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