Daft Punk are the band du jour. Gay marriage is now légal. And the film 'Populaire' has come out, and will no doubt be very populaire.
So what better time to celebrate all things French? And more specifically: cool French people?
Yes, whether it's their looks, brains, talent or all three, our friends across the Channel really do have a certain je ne sais quoi that we rather admire... in a slightly jealous, understated, British way.
From actors to artists, philosophers to pop stars, designers to dancers, check out our list of famous Frenchmen and women - past and present - who put the cool into le cool. And tell us the comments: who would be on YOUR list?