Royalty free French music

  • Smooth, romantic, and nostalgic French waltz played with a piano and accordion. This lovely and imaginative background music has special allure and charm. Ideal for any sentimental movies, lovely honeymoon, Paris street cafe or small bistro.

    If you have a project related to France, Paris or Eiffel Tower you wont find music more suitable than this. Uplifting melody of a traditional accordion tune, conveys a happy and care free atmosphere of positivity and holiday.

    This is a jazzy gypsy happy music, full of fun and rhythm. Great for French and Italian style projects, funny comedy jazz scenes, cooking shows background, restaurant and happy food music and much more.

    'French Jazz FreeStyle' is a cool jazz guitar improvisation in a french jazz style

    Naive, melancholic and charming orchestral track. Ideal for a romantic comedy scene, cartoon animation, mimes in a circus, a day in Paris, travel to France and more.

    The beautiful track with a nostalgic, lyrical theme, acoustic guitars, and accordion. The melody filled with warmth, a sense of pure nostalgia, the atmosphere of a summer evening in the village. Good for scenes of romance, re-uniting, sadness or loneliness, captions and dubbing, series and melodramas, about the rural outback and happiness against all the odds.

    Romantic style French Accordion waltz with acoustic guitar accompaniment containing slight circus style themed elements. Suggests cafe or French street scene. Also useful for parody/comedy around a French theme or Valentines presentation.

    Vintage and a bit ironic fairy waltz melody featuring French accordion, glockenspiel, and glass toy sound to create a sweet and gentle atmosphere. Suitable for kids Christmas movies, atmospheric commercials, magic winter holiday scenes, nostalgic radio program, or puppet shows.

    Charming and light French waltz, performed by strings, accordion, and acoustic guitar. A beautiful underscore for a romantic movie, celebration, Paris holidays, wedding dance music, or if you want to add class to your project.

    A magical Christmas music box tune full of positive festive vibes. Suitable for winter fairytale commercials, sweet cartoon animations, video games, and holiday-related audio-visual content. Featuring piano, celesta strings, and bells.

    Dramatic and passionate cinematic music. Deep accordion chords create a unique romantic mood to the scenes of partying and the fatal love. Suitable for fashion video clips. In the style of Gotan Project.

    Fast and upbeat french music with elements of swingin' gypsy jazz or Russian or Balkan folk. Featuring acoustic guitars, accordion, brushed drums. Suitable for a romantic comedy, long road trip, nostalgic moments, family reunions, and other projects needing a warm nostalgic glow.

    Lazy style French-themed piece with languid accordion and laid back jazz guitar. Ideal for cooking, travel video and pastiche presentations.

    Lyrical and romantic mood song. Love and spring in Paris, featuring acoustic guitars, bass, percussion, and accordion. Ideal for love stories, holiday trips, and lovely promenade through the streets. Great for any project that needs French allure and charm.

    Happy and cheerful upbeat Christmas hit, with an original introductory section and interludes. Perfect for any winter holidays themed video or TV commercial. Thank you for listening and Merry Christmas!

    Traditional French melody featuring nylon guitar, accordion, strings, percussion and tambourine containing joyful flowing ups and downs whilst providing a traditional sense of France culture. Very useful for tourist vlogs and videos used for travel.

    Welcome to cabaret! Funny and beautiful girls wearing colourful dresses, elegant men smoking expensive cigars and french tango music are there for you.

    Lovely acoustic background music for videos, blog, slideshow and more. Romantic French mood. Beautiful melody on acoustic guitars, harmonica, bass, percussion and Irish bouzouki.

    An evocative waltz track in French style starts with a small orchestra and a melancholy musette. After the natural develop of the melody, a big orchestra comes to show the power of the main part. Perfect Mediterranean folk style mixed with a cinematic mood.

    Tango-inspired arrangement of accordion, upright bass and percussion suggested to underscore scenes involving cafes, restaurants, and patios. Also for vacation slideshows, romantic French atmosphere and world travel sequences. Key of C minor modulates to D minor, 136 bpm.

    Soft and touching acoustic relaxing music, featuring piano and harmonica. Works well for french style background music, cute videos, romantic melodrama, heartwarming scenes, light commercials showing good times, family reunion, travel to Paris, fulfillment of a dream, and more.

    A light-hearted and romantic acoustic piece in Disney style, featuring a small orchestra, accordion and a nylon guitar. Perfect for mini-games, cheerful and joyful videos or children-oriented activities and apps.

    That's a great waltz musette tune in french style. You can hear the mediterranean folk style perfect for romantic or melancholic scenes.

    Here there is a soulful and ethereal instrumental song with a french taste melody perfect for love scenes or commercial TV of beauty products.

    French Fiddle, Dulcimer and Piano create this slow, easy and upper class slow ball room style dance track with a romantic sensual edge oozing with style and class. The melody boasts contemporary unique style with traditional French Elements.

    A light-hearted and sweet acoustic piece, featuring a small orchestra, accordion and a nylon guitar. Perfect for video games, cheerful and joyful videos or children-oriented activities and apps.

    Energetic hip hop track with a some French flavour. It features accordion and dubstep synths. Good for urban video.

    Delicious melody in Argentine tango style. Featuring acoustic guitars, bass, percussion, harmonica. Perfect for passionate and romantic films, nostalgic mood, evocative moments, Paris cafe ambience.

    Light and pulsing, featuring emotive piano that creates a heartwarming and tender mood.

    Accordion music for a good mood. A simple melody plunges into the atmosphere of childhood, traditional fair, a weekend in Paris, Oktoberfest also reminds of carousel or circus music.

    Good, catchy tune that people will like and remember. Song has popular French instruments like accordion, violins, and acoustic guitar. Perfect for rural scenes, village life, nature landscapes, traditional lifestyle etc.

    Beautiful melody with optimistic vibe and mood of the french air.

    Beautiful jazz melody. Used guitars, piano, shaker, acoustic bass and accordion. Good for your travel or romantic video.

    A slow traditional French style track featuring traditional instruments such as Accordion, Dulcimer and French Fiddle. Ideal for slow romantic projects, or travel and tourism purposes requiring French style elements.

    Urban music from Buenos Aires with modern beats. The first part with a catchy groove and second part with sensitive strings. This new tango music is organic, positive and deep. Similar to Gotan Project.

    Lazy Electric guitar, bass, drums, dulcimer combine to create this laid back, slightly romantic French style track, useful for slow and easy scenes which could be backed with romantic vocals. Ideal for scenes requiring a slow ball room or dinner dance. The melody edges towards upper class projects, great if combined with wine, food or contemporary themed projects.

    This funny and a bit goofy track with accordion, xylophone, trumpet, and marimba. Would work well as circus theme, clown show, booze party or other funny moments.

    A casual, mellow track with many French elements and characteristics with a slight romantic laid-back edge. Ideal if used with French cuisine/food for advertising purposes.

    Music in the rhythm of bossa-nova. Happy duo of acoustic guitar and violin, accompanied by a traditional ensemble. Light, bright, positive.

    Acoustic folk waltz loop with traditional Mediterranean instruments. Beautiful inspiring melody played by mandolin. Authentic sounds and atmosphere, reminiscent of classic Italian songs. A truly romantic, suggestive, inspiring tune.

    This is a fun music that features acoustic guitars, bass and harmonica. This song will work great for light and ironic moods, and is especially ideal for humorous projects.

    A very unique piece of music! It's a retro, nostalgic snappy tune played by Accordion accompanied by strings, horns, woodwinds, piano and percussion. This funny, emotional, orchestral track would fit perfectly to trailers, commercials, motivational videos, corporate uses, product promos, presentations, TV , film and much more.

    A clever cultivated commercial track with a little spice. Modern, sophisticated and a bit jazzy. Lasts for 30 seconds and is loopable.

    Tonight nothing's gonna disturb me. A relaxed evening on a late summer day. A continuous drumgroove with epiano, alto sax, synth and some noise effects in the background which give this track a little magic.

    Piano and Harmonica duet playing a very relaxed and sensual bossa nova music. Medium tempo, soft playing and warm sound. This music will fit well for travel France, beach vacation, love and cool situations.

    An happy but also somewhat nostalgic accordion waltz, played with a real accordion i bought in a flea market.

    Here is a beautiful magic track with expectation mood in fairy-tale style, with bells, harmonica, guitar and mandolin's. This track can be used anywhere in kids games and movies for children, telecasts, background for websites etc. Very romantic calm music.

    Easy listening light track featuring acoustic guitar, accordion and electric guitar solo. This background music will be perfect as a soundtrack for videos about anniversary, friend gathering or family party.

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There are a number of diverse musical styles that originate in France. French music dates back as early as the 10th century where instruments such as the fiddle were very popular. French music in the early days was categorized in to Ars Nova (new art) and Ars Subtilior (subtle art). Edith Piaf is a great example of classic French music. She was discovered in 1935 and is most famous for her beautiful song. “La Vie en Rose”.

When we think of France we think of romance. This is something the French do perfectly and it is reflected in their musical stylings throughout many time periods. An iconic romance song is “Parlez-Moi d’Amour” by Lucienne Boyer, literally translated as “Speak to me of Love”. The song is featured in the recent movie, ‘Midnight in Paris’.

During the classical period of French music, artists including Claude Balbastre, Chelard, and Jacques Duphly were well known and recognized. This period of music lasted from 1750 to 1820, which was around the time famous composer Beethoven died. Music during the classic area tended to be soft and light and had a nice clear texture, unlike its predecessor the Baroque period which was louder and dramatic.

Traditional or folk music was common in the early twentieth century but had a revival in France during the fifties and sixties. One of the most popular traditional music stars being band Perlinpinpin who formed in 1974. Traditional French music has become increasingly popular today due to tourism. They focus on very early twentieth century style music and often use a Piano Accordion.

The accordion has European roots which is likely the reason it was so popular in French music. The typical style of an accordion features either a piano (keyboard) or buttons (diatonic and chromatic) at one end and pallets at the other end known as reeds. The simultaneous extension and compression alongside the playing of piano keys or the buttons is what makes the accordion’s unique sound. Famous French accordionists include Marcel Azzola, Gerard Barreaux and more recently, Serge Gainsbourg.

Pop music became very popular in France during the 1960s, it is heavily influenced by American rock and roll and popular artists include AaRON. Gerard Lenorman and Eddy Mitchel. In France people do also listen to English pop music songs but the laws in France state that at least 40% of pop music played on the radio must be by French artists, which is likely why they are so popular.

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