There is something that every culture brings to into the world. It’s like a little piece of them that share with the world. And these little pieces are gradually accepted by world and in most cases some people even adopt those things to be part of their culture as well. These contributions are what make people want to visit that place and see how and where those things originated from. That being said, spare us a few minutes of your time as we take a look at some of the major French contributions to the world.

What French Culture Gave to The World


Fashion or La Mode as the French know it is one of the major contributions that the French culture made to the world. The fashion that we know, a  have twerked up today came from the courts of King Louis XVI this was around the 17th century.

Haute Couture or High Sewing was seen as a symbol of prestige among the aristocrats. This would them lead them to spend fortunes on the clothes that they wore. This slowly spreading to the masses of the world for

Queen Marie Antoinette also played her part in the world of -fashion as she was the queen of fashion during her reign.

And if you were curious as to just how much French fashion has impacted the world, we will name  but a few of the top French labels.

  • Chanel
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Dior
  • Hermes


Before the Russians took overt the reigns in the world ballet, there was France. Like fashion, ballet rose to ranks during the reign of Louis XVI. One of the main reasons was that the king himself was also a very prominent dancer.

As the king loved ballet so much, he established a the Académie Royale de Danse or the Royal Dance Academy in 1661. This academy was to teach ballet and nothing more or less than that. Ans in in 18th up to the early 19th centuries, France held fast to ballet reigns in the world.


No one country can said to have actually made literature grow in the world. However, the French have played their part. There are several great French authors who have penned some amazing literature works of art. The likes of Victor Hugo with Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Alexandre Dumas with the Count of Monte Cristo and the Three Musketeers to mention but a few.

Other Great French Cultural Contributions

Other great French contributions to the world include Philosophy with Rene Descartes who was a scientist, philosopher and mathematician. Descartes was known as the Father of Modern Philosophy. The French also gave the world Impressionism. This was has always been part of the French culture from the 19th century. With some great impressionists like Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro and Edgar Degas to mention but a few. We also the French to thank for the art of French Cuisine. The high cooking that we serve in from France where the food was treated as not food, but also as a work of art. The reason for this was that a lot of work and time was put into the presentation and the creation of the meal.