France participated in the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. They placed in the top 5 in the first 10 years of the Eurovision Song Contest. France is known around the world for its cuisine, fashion, language and culture.
Although a song in French won the very first Eurovision Song Contest, Refrain, it represented Switzerland. It wouldn’t take long for France to catch up as the first 3 of France’s 5 victories in the Eurovision Song Contest were achieved in the very early years and by 1969 their record of 4 wins was unmatched.
In 1977, France won the Eurovision Song Contest for the fifth, and to date the last time. The song L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant was performed by Marie Myriam, and her victory meant a new record in Eurovision Song Contest history.
One placing that France had never got in the ranking was the last, until 2014 when the band Twin Twin came 26th and last in the Grand Final with Moustache. In 2016, France returned to the Top 10, and in the charts, with Amir and J’ai Cherché which narrowly missed a place in the top 5 in Stockholm.