When I was a kid my parents would take my brother and I on day trips..
We would go under the sea in the channel tunnel and suddenly all the signs were in French.
As a kid you can imagine this being quite a magical experience.
Musical History and Styles
The music of France reflects a diverse array of styles. In the field of classical music, France has produced several prominent romantic composers, while folk and popular music have seen the rise of the chanson and cabaret style. The earliest known sound recording device in the world, the phonautograph, was patented in France by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1857. France is also the 5th largest market by value in the world, and its music industry has produced many internationally renowned artists, especially in the nouvelle chanson and electronic music.
Various styles of music:
Bagpipe and Hurdy Gurdy
French Antilles Hip Hop
For more indepth information go to : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_France