The 50 Best French YouTubers to Check Out Now [Updated for 2018]

50 Best French YouTubers

YouTube can be a great source of information, inspiration and motivation when it comes to learning French. That’s why we put together a list of 50 amazing French YouTubers that you can use in your French-learning journey.

Hopefully by looking through some of the French YouTubers below you’ll find a couple that appeal to you. Let’s get started…

Cyprien

Few French Youtubers are bigger or more well-known than Cyprien. This popular YouTuber from Paris has had an active channel since 2009 and bases the majority of his videos off of everyday activities and occurrences making them both hilarious and relatable.

With more than 12.2 million subscribers and 1.9 billion total video views Cyprien is the largest non-musical French Youtube Channel. If you’re looking for a fun and somewhat easy-to-understand YouTuber to start watching, I’d definitely recommend Cyprien.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: French/English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL7grUEo960&t=1s

 

 

Norman fait des vidéos

Another extremely popular Youtuber whose videos revolve around the funny things that happen in life. Very similar to Cyprien (in fact they often appear in each other’s videos), so if you find that you enjoy Cyprien’s videos then I’m positive that you’ll love Norman as well. 

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQO2Opzvyeg

 

 

Natoo

On YouTube since 2011 Natoo is another French YouTuber whose videos primarily revolve around comedy and everyday life. In 2012 she joined another YouTube channel on this list, Studio Bagel and appeared regularly on Le Dézapping du Before (on Canal+) until 2015 sponsored by Le Grand Before du Grand Journal,  a youth culture magazine.  One of the few female comedians on this list, her videos are among the best (and funniest) out there. 

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxEj4uJ6Amw&t=9s

 

 

La Ferme Jerome

La Ferme Jerome started his YouTube channel in 2011 and had a great run for a few years. Sadly his YouTube channel has been dormant since 2014. Fortunately for us he has a nice library of funny high-quality videos still on his channel.

Most of his videos are done in more of a vlogging format which may not be for everyone. Nevertheless, I highly recommend checking him out.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzmmNXXUMBU&t=2s

 

 

Mister V

Mister V’s situation is similar to La Ferme Jerome in that his channel was much bigger previously. Although Mister V still puts out videos they have definitely become less frequent. Still a great Youtuber to check out and one that I recommend highly.

Side Note: Mister V speaks super fast, so I wouldn’t recommend him to anyone other than those who are VERY confident in their oral comprehension.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SzkEpm3_w8

 

 

Le Rire Jaune

Online since 2012, Le Rire Jaune is another Youtuber who creates videos on a variety of subjects often poking fun at his half-Asian background. He also has a few vlogs of his travels to various places. Overall a very funny and high-quality YouTube channel.

Although his videos are entertaining some of his subject matter can be considered a little complicated so this is another YouTuber where you need to have a rather extensive French vocabulary.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: French/English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnEkZVxoeoc

 

 

Andy

One of my favorite parts of Andy’s videos is that they are actually pretty easy to understand for those with a moderate comprehension of French. Andy is another YouTube who makes videos on funny and relatable things in life.

With over 40 amazing videos at the time this article was written you’ll find plenty of great videos to laugh at.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a99_GHAvzo&t=204s

 

 

Mr Antoine Daniel

Mr Antoine Daniel is another hysterical YouTuber whose videos generally revolve around different themes such as difference countries and internet videos he found funny.

For the most part his videos are a little more structured than some of the other Youtubers mentioned in this list. For those who prefer listening content you can listen to his series titled “Clyde Vanilla”, which is a science-fiction audio series.

Best enjoyed while wearing a headset so you can easily hear all of the different voices.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: French/English (Not on Clyde Vanilla)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcaRKNcxyRk

 

 

Français Authentique

The Français Authentique Youtube channel is run by Johan Tekfak and is one of the best YouTube channels out there to help you improve your French. This is because his whole channel is devoted to just that! Johan creates educational videos that explain those pesky difficulties that French learners encounter in their studies.

Best of all he speaks VERY slowly so you should little difficulty understanding him. If you aren’t ready to fully tackle some of the other YouTubers in this list then I recommend starting with Français Authentique.

Genre: Educational

Subtitles: French

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnOerSCk2Qs

 

 

 

Joueur Du Grenier

Joueur Du Grenier is probably the largest French gaming YouTuber you can find. Instead of posting videos of him simply playing games (i.e. Let’s Plays) or honestly reviewing them, he posts comedic reviews of traditionally bad older video games.

He also has a series known as “Papy Grenier” which he started on September 3, 2012 in which he comically reviews good retro video games.

These videos are shorter than his regular “Joueur du Grenier” videos and only last between 5 and 8 minutes. The quality of most of his videos is amazing and you can tell a lot of work goes into them.

They are also longer than most of the videos from the other YouTubers on this list. Even if you aren’t a fan of video games I’d still highly recommend Joueur Du Grenier due to his hilarious videos that clearly have some budget behind them.

Genre: Comedy/Gaming

Subtitles: French/English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRG-4hVp218

 

 

Hugo Tout Seul (Hugo Dessioux)

Hugo Tout Seul is probably the hardest French YouTuber to understand on this list. Nevertheless his videos are more than worth a watch. He lends his comedic talents to creating videos on a variety of everyday topics from “what it’s like to live with a roommate” to “friendship between women and men”.

Although his videos are very similar to that of Norman, Cyprien, Natoo and several others I would put him on another level due to the high-level of comprehension needed to understand him. Nowadays he makes videos and performs on stage with Mister V and six other comedians in a group called Le Woop that was created in 2014.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obEJZIUfQxQ

 

 

Seroths Gaming

Time to switch gears completely and just into the world of horror gaming. Seroths is a YouTube gamer who specializes in “Let’s Plays” for horror games. Looking through his channel you’ll find a wide selection of Let’s Play videos from all sorts of games most of which are of the horror genre.

The commentary he has in his videos is quite enjoyable and really makes you want to finish the game with him. If you’re into horror video games at all then you need to watch some of his videos.

Genre: Gaming

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTVRzqciGMk

 

 

Studio Bagel

Studio Bagel isn’t one YouTuber, but rather a group of YouTubers. Studio Bagel puts out great parodies, sketches and even fake trailers. Their videos contain several YouTubers you may already know (if you’ve looked through some of the other channels on this list) Check them out and see what you think.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGnpIFK3G0Q

 

 

Golden Moustache

With some of the most random videos out there Golden Moustache is also a channel that houses several known YouTubers (and some you don’t know). Their videos are typically of very high-quality and will definitely give you a laugh. Take a look through their channel and see who you already know.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitle: None (except for a few videos)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN38y5MILbs

 

 

Seb La Frite

Unlike many of the other comedic YouTubers on this list Seb La Frite also creates a large amount of more serious videos on educational topics such as “What is Auto Tuning?” or even simple analyses on French music artists. Overall his videos are all over the place so by visiting his channel you can probably find something for you.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: None (except for a few videos)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAIPt57rZPI

 

 

Squeezie

Squeezie was originally known for playing video games and adding his own commentary to them (much like Seroths, but without the horror element) however today he is known for creating funny videos on pretty much any topic that you could think of.

From videos on funny advertisements to how to seduce women Squeezie is one of the most watched French YouTubers you can find.

Genre: Comedy/Gaming

Subtitles: French/English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFMh23ez5gw

 

 

PL Cloutier

It’s time for our first French-Canadian YouTuber on this list. PL Cloutier’s channel is primarily dedicated to making videos about the funny events in his own personal life among other things.

His channel is a good one to get into if you aren’t very familiar with the French-Canadian accent, because in my experience he isn’t that difficult to understand.

Genre: Vlog

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4SS35aEG7w

 

 

Aurélie Marau

A smaller YouTuber than some of the others here, but a great one nevertheless. Her videos are created mostly around beauty, fun DIY projects and just about anything else she can come up with. Great for those looking for videos that are made primarily for women.

Genre: Beauty

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9i1cV9FyJM

 

 

Osons Causer

Osons Causer is a channel made by three friends to explain current events, politics and the world in their own words. If you’re looking for easy-to-understand explanations on some of these topics then this may be the channel for you.

Although the explanations may be easy-to-understand the topics are still somewhat complicated so keep that in mind when watching their videos.

Genre: Educational

Subtitles: English/French (depends heavily on video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1QEdhGN8ag

 

 

NESblog / Speed Game

If you’ve read the article “11 French-Only Sites That You Can Use to Help Your French you’ll have heard of NESblog. For those who haven’t, the NESblog YouTube channel is 100% dedicated to video game competition type videos.

The channel used to put a series known as “Speed Game” where they would show videos of video games completed as quickly as possible. The series is no longer active, but you can still watch all the previous videos. This channel is only recommended for video-game fanatics.

Genre: Gaming

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyfqUUg09eI

 

 

PV Nova

Looking through the channel for PV Nova you’ll quickly notice that most of his videos revolve around music in some way. From music videos to the making of those videos you can easily see amazing musical talent of PV Nova.

If you can appreciate others’ musical talent then you’ll absolutely love PV Nova.

Genre: Music

Subtitles: None (with the exception of a few videos)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REQEcf_Atmk

 

 

Solonge te parle

Solonge te parle describes herself as a poétubeuse instead of a traditional YouTuber (youtubeuse if you will). Her videos revolve mainly around her inner thoughts on a variety of subjects. Most of her videos are just her in front of a camera speaking and don’t involve special effects or other actors.

Fortunately for the average French learner she is speaks slowly and clearly. An interesting channel for the beginner to intermediate French learner.

Genre: Vlog

Subtitles: French/English (depends heavily on video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIls4gwSWOY

 

 

Lysandre Nadeau

Add this channel to the list of great French-Canadian YouTubers. It’s difficult to classify Lysandre Nadeau except in the fact that she posts videos of everything and anything. From trips around the world to videos about make up, Lysandre Nadeau is another interesting channel to visit.

Genre: Vlog

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lQR03UFCYU

 

 

Bob Lennon

Another YouTube channel revolving mostly around video games. Bob Lennon’s videos are mostly just him playing videos games and adding his funny commentary over them. For the most part you don’t even see his face.

Just like with most of the other video-game YouTubers you’ll love Bob Lennon if you’re a gamer, but if you aren’t then you probably won’t get much enjoyment here.

Genre: Gaming

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF4aNcQwrIQ

 

 

Alexandra Larouche

Alexandra Larouche is another lifestyle and beauty YouTuber. Some of her videos include subject such as Christmas present ideas, makeup reviews and more. Another great additional our list of amazing Québécois YouTubers.

Genre: Beauty

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnAcL3ZiXTQ

 

 

Bapt&Gael

Bapt&Gael is a channel created by two guys (Baptiste and Gael oddly enough) who love creating parodies, sketches and even cartoons. Some of their videos are so random it’s hard to describe them without watching them.

Their videos are also of higher-quality than most of the more traditional content creators on this list. Take a look and I’m sure you’ll find something for yourself. 

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: French/English (depends heavily on video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UnzCsga3rU

 

 

Naturacoach

This channel is perfect for all you health nuts out there. Naturacoach creates educational videos on various health-related topics such as how to sleep better or what to eat to avoid acne. I learned so many great health tips while looking through this channel so I highly recommend it if you’d like to learn some easy techniques that you can do at home to improve your health.

Genre: Health

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRvs7qpRhRI

 

 

DirtyBiology

If you love science then you’ll definitely love this channel. Just like the title suggests, this channel speaks about biology as well as a ton of other interesting scientific subjects. Just like you’d suspect, the subject matter of DirtyBiology’s is quite technical so if you aren’t a more advanced French learner than you might want to skip this one for now.

Genre: Educational

Subtitles: French/English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHc-xz1yNUs&t=299s

 

 

e-penser

This YouTube channel is very similar to the previous one in that its videos revolve primarily around science. If you browse through his YouTube channel you’ll find videos such as “How to Safely View a Solar Eclipse”, Why are Traffic Lights Red”, and “The Most Dangerous Place in France”.

You’ll also find a rather new series titled AREL3, but in my opinion the strength of the channel comes from its science videos.

Genre: Educational

Subtitles: French/English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAolyfAKM-E

 

 

Cyrus North

Although I wouldn’t classify this channel a science channel it does create educational videos on bunch of different topics. You’re find a video series on politics, philosophy, and law. Overall an interesting and educational channel you should check out.

Genre: Educational

Subtitles: French

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ngGLEtHpBQ

 

 

Jenesuispasjolie

This channel creates a lot of really great videos on some great subjects such as DIY, decorating your room, morning routines, and motherhood. Recommended mostly for those who are interested in these topics, but even if you aren’t you can definitely learn to by visiting this channel.

Genre: Beauty

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVRRXMrsbec

 

 

La Brigade du Livre

This channel is a little smaller and most of these other ones on this list, nevertheless if you’re into reading literature then you’ll love this channel. La Brigade du Livre creates videos on a variety of literature-related subject such as literary clichés, Stephen King, and e-books. The subject of this channel is a little more niche, but can definitely be considered a hidden gem to literary buffs.

Genre: Literature

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCBxirxmJ5o

 

 

Alice Esmeralda

Just by visiting Alice Esmeralda’s YouTube channel you’ll quickly see that she is absolutely obsessed with food. You’ll find here tons of great vegan recipes and beauty tips you can try at home.

Even if you aren’t interested in vegan recipes I still would say that you should check out this channel due to the large amounts of food-related vocabulary that you can learn.

Genre: Food

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6YputzHMzs

 

 

Ginger Force

Ginger force is YouTube channel created by a group of girls who make videos on movie adaptations of books as well as the broad theme of feminism. If either of the subjects interest you and then you’ll definitely find some enjoyment in this YouTube channel.

Genre: Film

Subtitles: French

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ertzEXBYiYs

 

 

Nota Bene

If you’re at all interested in history then this definitely is the YouTube channel for you. Nota Bene’s goal is to take history and explain it in an easy-to-understand way so that the majority of us can understand it without a problem.

The subject of history is one that is rather complicated so it is best left for those with a fairly strong grasp of the French language.

Genre: History

Subtitles: French/English (depends on video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzcD48wnB9Y

 

 

Audrey D.

We have several French-Canadians so far on this list, but few are as invested as Audrey D in talking about Québec culture. Virtually any and all questions regarding Québec can be found and answered on this channel, so if you have any curiosity at all about regarding this Canadian province then you absolutely need to take a look.

The channel does talk about a few other subjects such as Audrey’s life as a school teacher, but where the channel really shines is in its videos related to Québec and the Québecois.

Genre: Vlog

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GeNocpPXFw

 

 

BurgerEnForce

Although by looking at the name of this channel you would assume that it contains videos on food, but unfortunately you would be wrong. BurgerEnForce is it gaming channel that specializes in Let’s Play-style videos.

Not the largest or most popular of gaming YouTube channels by any means but it’s still a good find for those gamers out there.

Genre: Gaming

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSDGZQs485s

 

 

Le Règlement

A relatively new YouTube channel in comparison to the others on this list Le Règlement’s Channel is exclusively on the subject of rap music. You’ll find here analyses on various rappers as well as some freestyles.

I’d say that even if you aren’t the biggest rap fan in the world that you should check this channel out because you may learn some music-related terminology.

Genre: Music

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN7idJGj8EQ

 

 

Le Dézapping du Before

Getting back to more mainstream French YouTube channels, Le Dézapping du Before creates what you can call “best of” videos of it’s TV show that appeared on the French TV channel Canal+.

The channel hasn’t been active unfortunately in a while however all their uploads are still available for you to check out.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqOVcF2VCiU

 

 

Le Fossoyeur de Films

This is the YouTube channel for all those interested in film. You’ll find here breakdowns on various films and film genres. It’s clear by watching just one or two that François Theurel (the creator) really knows his stuff.

If you like movies as much as this guy then you’ll easily fall in love with Le Fossoyeur de Films.

Genre: Film

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zapGuPI1Ft4

 

 

Le Cinéma de Durendal

Another movie-related YouTube channel, however I would consider it a little simpler than “Le Fossoyeur de film”, because the majority of videos are straight up reviews or critiques of famous films. If you aren’t a film buff, but still enjoy films then you may prefer this channel over the previous one.

Genre: Film

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqBM6BZA_rQ

 

 

Histony

This is another channel that revolves around history. Contrary to Nota Bene however, the creator of this channel doesn’t try as much to dumb it down for the rest of us. It’s clear that his content is meant for those who have a passion for history. If that’s you, then you’ll be quite comfortable here.

Genre: Educational

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09_1dSDfe1c

 

 

Karim Debbache (Crossed)

This YouTube channel is quite unique in that it contains a series titled “Crossed” that’s speaks only about films that talk about video games. Some of the videos are about films that are simply about video games and others are about films that were adapted from video games.

Either way, this unique style of videos something that I think a lot of people should at least give a try.

Genre: Gaming

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCgs8edZGfE

 

 

My Life in the United States

The creator of this channel, Yoann, creates videos all about his experiences in the United States. Most people reading this may not be that interested in learning about United States, but it is still very interesting to see a French person’s perspective on what it’s like to live in America.

Genre: Educational/Travel

Subtitles: English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h9QZWje5bA

 

 

Code MU

Code MU’s YouTube channel contains a wide variety of educational videos that mostly revolve around teaching others about the French language. Because the videos are mostly intended for native-French speakers it maybe difficult for most beginners to get into these videos.

If you’re already an advanced learner then you may be able to learn a lot here, however if you’re just starting out you’ll have a hard time understanding what’s being taught.

Genre: Educational

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=052TmSD8pw0

 

 

Amixem

Similar to quite a few other channels on this list, Amixem creates so many random videos that it’s difficult to really pin down what the channel is about. When browsing through the channel I came across the videos like “This Game Will Make You Hate School”, “The Worst Japanese Predictions”, and “We are Going to Adopt a Goat”.

The only way to really understand the channel just to go and check it out for yourself.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: French (very few in English)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNlk6PrqcjM

 

 

Le Jimmy Labeeu

Le Jimmy Labeeu creates funny videos on whatever he happens to find funny. If you think you might agree, and check out his hilarious channel.

Genre: Comedy

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcNygqOkU6o&t=280s

 

 

FastGoodCuising

Contrary to most channels on this list this channel can be interesting to almost everybody. FastGoodCuisine create amazing videos about fast and easy food recipes that you can use at home.

The great thing is that his videos aren’t tied down to just one type of food. No matter what you like to eat, you can find something here for you.

Genre: Food

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTbUeezEvTI

 

 

Dans Ton Corps

You can find answers to a lot of medical-related questions on this channel. What I personally love about this channel is that the creator answers medical questions that the vast majority of us have such as “How to Get Rid of a Hangover?” and “Why Do People Get Cauliflower Ear?”.

Take a minute to look through this channel and I’m sure you’ll find an answer to something you’ve asked yourself at some point in time.

Genre: Health

Subtitles: French/English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uFrZiaT6Zk

 

 

Cam c’est elle

Much like Audrey D, this channel really shines with its videos on the subject of Québec. You can find tons of great videos answering all sorts of great questions that you may have about what life in Québec is like or what the Québecois might say.

The difference between Audrey D and Cam c’est elle is that Cam c’est elle is French and speaks about her life in Québec from a French perspective. Very interesting if you have spent time in France or are used to French culture, but aren’t very familiar with what it’s like to live in Québec.

Genre: Educational/Vlog

Subtitles: None

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D3_N1wOkeE

 

 

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