France joined the Eurovision Song Contest at is beginning in 1956. They country is a stabile participant only having two year's off, in 1974 and 1982. When the semi-finals were introduced in 2004, France became a part of big4 and later big5 and as such is guaranteed a spot in the final each year. The country has won the contest a total of five times, although it has been a while since the last time. First time was in 1978 and last time in 1977 where Marie Myriam took Europe by storm with the now classic entry Un, deux, trois.
In the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, France is represented by Lisa Angell.