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What are the top 3 most popular sports in France?

The 10 Most Popular Sports in France

  • 1 – Football (2 200 000 members with 180 000 women members)
  • 2 – Tennis (1 000 000 members)
  • 3 – Horse Riding (670 000 members)
  • 4 – Basketball (600 000 members)
  • 5 – Judo-jujitsu (550 000 members)
  • 6 – Handball (510 000 members)
  • 8 – Golf (410 000 members)

Football. Football is the most popular sport in France. The French national team won the World Cup in 1998 and also reached the final in 2006.

What is France’s favorite food?

Le bœuf bourguignon Also called beef Burgundy, this is one of the most classic French dishes, and usually ranks as France’s favourite food.

Top 5 foods in France

  • Cassoulet. One particular dish that gained popularity in southern France is Cassoulet.
  • Oeufs en meurette. If you ever find yourself in Burgundy mid-morning then stop off for brunch and try this French version of poached eggs.
  • Religieuse au chocolat.
  • Baguette au fromage.
  • Bouillabaisse.

What sports are the French good at?


  • Football.
  • Tennis.
  • Rugby union.
  • Rugby league.
  • Basketball.
  • Motorsports.
  • Handball.
  • What drink is France famous for?

    Wine: The most popular alcoholic drink in France. Calvados: An apple brandy made in Normandy. Pastis: A popular anise-flavoured aperitif. Leading brands include Ricard and Pernod.

    What is France favorite food?

    A hearty range of popular main dishes in France include meat, fish and poultry in a lineup that includes boeuf Bourguignon, steak frites, blanquette de veau, duck confit, cassoulet, bouillabaisse and coq au vin.

    What sport did the French invent?

    Zut alors, WG Grace, the colossus of British cricket would be dropping his bat in shock at a story that’s hit the news in France and making its way around the world – the French invented cricket.

    Football in France became popular thanks to the French soldiers playing during the first World War (it’s crazy how much sports soldiers played in their downtime) and the French Football Federation was then founded in 1919 shortly after the war.

    The tours image may be tarnished, but the athletes are epic either way. The Tour de France is the sport with the most number of spectators year after year ( millions they reckon), helped of course by the 30 days of the event.

    Who is the best soccer player in France?

    As a bonus, Zidane Zidan was named the best player in the world later in the year. The French national team have had their ups and downs since (fell to #25 in the rankings in 2015), but are still considered one of the teams that are going to be there or thereabouts when the big tournaments are on.

    Who are some famous tennis players in France?

    Examples of French tennis players: Yannick Noah, Gaël Monfils, Amélie Mauresmo, and Wilfried Tsonga. I am not familiar with this sport even though some of my family members used to practice this sport.