Albert Londres Albert Londres (1 November 1884–16 May 1932) was a French journalist and writer.
Alexandra David-Néel Alexandra David-Néel born Louise Eugénie Alexandrine Marie David (24 October 1868 – 8 September 1969) was a Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist, and writer, most kno...
Alexandre de Laborde Comte Louis-Joseph-Alexandre de Laborde (17 September 1773 – 20 October 1842) was a French antiquary, liberal politician and writer, a member of the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques (...
André Brugiroux André Antoine Brugiroux (born 11 November 1937) is a French traveller and author who, between 1955 and 2005, visited every country and territory in the world, the last being Mustang.
André Gide André Paul Guillaume Gide (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947.
André Malraux André Malraux DSO (3 November 1901 – 23 November 1976) was a French novelist, art theorist and Minister for Cultural Affairs.
André Migot André Migot (1892–1967) was a French doctor, traveller and writer.
Antoine Français de Nantes Antoine, comte Français of Nantes (1756 – 7 March 1836), better known as Français of Nantes, was a French politician and author active during the French Revolution and Empire.
François-René de Chateaubriand François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (4 September 17684 July 1848) was a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian.
Frederique Darragon Frederique Darragon is a French explorer known for her documentary film The Secret Towers of the Himalayas, which chronicled her expedition to the mystifying stone towers of Sichuan and Tibet.
Gabriel Bonvalot Pierre Gabriel Édouard Bonvalot was a French explorer of Central Asia and Tibet.
Granger (Tourtechot) Granger (c. 1680s in Dijon - 1734 near Basra), was a French physician and traveller, with a major interest in natural history.
J. M. G. Le Clézio Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio (born 13 April 1940), usually identified as J. M. G. Le Clézio, is a French-Mauritian writer and professor.
Jacques Pierre Brissot Jacques Pierre Brissot (15 January 1754 – 31 October 1793), who assumed the name of de Warville, was a leading member of the Girondist movement during the French Revolution.
Jane Dieulafoy Jane Dieulafoy (29 June 1851 – 25 May 1916) was a French archaeologist, explorer, novelist and journalist.
Jean Alexandre Vaillant Jean Alexandre Vaillant (1804 - 21 March 1886) was a French and Romanian teacher, political activist, historian, linguist and translator, who was noted for his activities in Wallachia and his su...
Jean Alfonse Jean Fonteneau dit Alfonse de Saintonge (also spelled Jean Allefonsce) (born 1484 in Saintonge - died December 1544 or 1549 off La Rochelle) was a French navigator, explorer and corsair, promine...
Jean Coppin Jean Coppin (c. 1615 - c. 1690) was a French traveller and professional soldier, who tried to enthuse the French people for a crusade against the Ottoman Empire.
Jean de Thévenot Jean de Thévenot (16 June 1633 – 28 November 1667) was a French traveller in the East, who wrote extensively about his journeys.
Jean Raspail Jean Raspail (born 5 July 1925 at Chemillé-sur-Dême, Indre-et-Loire) is a French author, traveler and explorer.
Jean Vieuchange Jean Joseph Marie Vieuchange was a French adventurer and doctor, best known for preparing for publication the hand-written notebooks of his brother, Michel, describing his discovery of Smara in ...
Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès (24 June 176713 June 1846) was a French geographer, author and translator, best remembered in the English speaking world for his translation of German ghost stories '...
Jean-Baptiste Labat Jean-Baptiste Labat (sometimes called, simply, Père Labat) (1663 – 6 January 1738) was a French clergyman, botanist, writer, explorer, ethnographer, soldier, engineer, and landowner.
Jean-Paul Dubois Jean-Paul Dubois (born in 1950 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne) is a French writer.
Joseph Antoine Cervini Joseph Antoine Cervini was an author who provided the text for a book titled Voyage Pittoresque dans les Pyrénées Françaises et les Départements Adjacents,, Treuttel and Wurtz, Paris: 1826-30,.
Joseph Kessel Joseph Kessel (10 February 1898 – 23 July 1979) was a French journalist and novelist.
Jules Janin Jules Gabriel Janin (16 February 1804 – 19 June 1874) was a French writer and critic.
Lucien Bodard Lucien Bodard (1914–1998) was a French reporter and writer on events in Asia.
Ludovic Hubler Ludovic Hubler is a French traveller, most famous for his 5 year tour of the world completed entirely by hitchhiking (car, boat, etc.).
Léon Cahun David Léon Cahun (23 June 1841, Haguenau, Alsace – 30 March 1900, Paris) was a French traveler, Orientalist and writer.
Madeleine Pelletier Madeleine Pelletier (18 May 1874 – 29 December 1939) was a French physician, psychiatrist, first-wave feminist, and socialist activist.
Marc Girardin Saint-Marc Girardin was a French politician and man of letters, whose real name was Marc Girardin.
Maxime Du Camp Maxime Du Camp (8 February 1822 – 9 February 1894) was a French writer and photographer.
May Crommelin Maria Henrietta de la Cherois Crommelin, known as May de la Cherois Crommelin, (1850–1930) was a novelist and travel writer born in Ulster, Ireland at Carrowdore Castle in...
Melchior de Vogüé Charles-Jean-Melchior de Vogüé (1829–1916) was a French archeologist, diplomat, and member of the Académie française in seat 18.
Muriel Cerf Muriel Cerf (4 June 1950, Paris – 19 May 2012 Anet) was a French novelist and travel writer.
Octave Mirbeau Octave Mirbeau (16 February 1848 – 16 February 1917) was a French journalist, art critic, travel writer, pamphleteer, novelist, and playwright, who achieved celebrity in Europe and great success...
Olivier Weber Olivier Weber is an award-winning French writer, novelist and reporter at large, known primarily for his coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Paul Bourget Paul Charles Joseph Bourget (2 September 1852 – 25 December 1935) was a French novelist and critic.
Paul Lucas (traveller) Paul Lucas (1664 in Rouen – 1737 in Madrid) was a French merchant, naturalist, physician and antiquarian to King Louis XIV. He travelled extensively in Greece, Turkey, the Levant and Egypt...
Pierre Amédée Jaubert Pierre Amédée Emilien Probe Jaubert (3 June 1779 – 28 January 1847) was a French diplomat, academic, orientalist, translator, politician, and traveler.
Pierre Belon Pierre Belon (1517–1564) was a French explorer, naturalist, writer and diplomat.
Pierre Loti Pierre Loti (pseudonym of Julien Viaud; 14 January 1850 – 10 June 1923) was a French novelist and naval officer.
Pierre-Jean Grosley Pierre-Jean Grosley was a French man of letters, local historian, travel writer and observer of social mores in the Age of Enlightenment.
Robert de Bonnières Robert de Wierre de Bonnières was a French poet, novelist, travel writer, journalist at Le Figaro and Le Gaulois, and literary critic.
Rose de Freycinet Rose de Freycinet, born Rose Pinon, (1794 – 7 May 1832) was a Frenchwoman who, in the company of her husband, Louis de Freycinet, sailed around the world between 1817 and 1820 on a French ...
Sieur Dubois Sieur Dubois and Sieur D. B. are the pseudonymous names of a traveller, who reached the islands of Madagascar and Réunion at the time of early colonization by France.
Stendhal Marie-Henri Beyle (23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal (or in English also and), was a 19th-century French writer.
Victor Segalen Victor Segalen was a French naval doctor, ethnographer, archeologist, writer, poet, explorer, art-theorist, linguist and literary critic.
Vincent Stochove Vincent Stochove or Vincent de Stochove (1610–1679) is a traveller best known for his French-language book Voyage du Levant describing his travels in the 1630s through The Levant, inc...
Xavier Marmier Xavier Marmier (22 June 1808 - 12 October 1892) was a French author born in Pontarlier, in Doubs.
Édouard Charton Édouard Charton (11 May 1807—27 February 1890) was an eminent French literary figure who was the founder and, for fifty-five years (1833–88), editor-in-chief of the publication Magasin p...