French literature is extremely rich and world-famous and recognized. The history of French literature begins in the Middle Ages with courtly literature. Poems and novels follow one another at this time. Rabelais, Rousseau, Montaigne, Racine, Molière, La Fontaine, Voltaire, Diderot and many others contributed to the development of French literature. The nineteenth century also has its famous writers with authors such as Zola, Flaubert, Stendhal, Hugo or de Balzac.
Similarly, new talents maintain the magic of the French language: Sartre, Boris Vian, Simone de Beauvoir, JM Le Cleziot (from Nice and Nobel Prize for Literature)
Finally, the 7th art finds its place in France, the 2nd largest film producer in the world with directors-actors such as: the Lumière brothers, Godart, Fernandel, Bourvil, Depardieu, Noiret...