Find out more about the greatest French Explorers, including Jacques Cartier, Samuel de Champlain, Jacques Cousteau, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle and Jacques Marquette.
Jacques CousteauJacques Cousteau
11 June 1910
French Explorer
Jacques CartierJacques Cartier
31 December 1491
Explorer

Samuel de ChamplainSamuel de Champlain
13 August 1574
Explorer

René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La SalleRené-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
21 November 1643
Explorer

Philippe CousteauPhilippe Cousteau
30 December 1940
Explorer
Jean-Michel CousteauJean-Michel Cousteau
06 May 1938
Explorer

Jean RaspailJean Raspail
05 July 1925
Writer, Journalist, Explorer, Conspiracy theorist,

Louis Antoine de BougainvilleLouis Antoine de Bougainville
12 November 1729
Explorer, Politician, Writer, Travel writer

Freya StarkFreya Stark
31 January 1893
Explorer
Alexandra David-NéelAlexandra David-Néel
24 October 1868
Explorer

Pierre-Esprit RadissonPierre-Esprit Radisson
1636 AD
Fur Trader
Charles de FoucauldCharles de Foucauld
 

Bernard MoitessierBernard Moitessier
10 April 1925
Explorer, Writer

René CailliéRené Caillié
 
William of RubruckWilliam of Rubruck
1220 AD
Missionary,explorer

Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de BienvilleJean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville
23 February 1680
Explorer
Pierre Savorgnan de BrazzaPierre Savorgnan de Brazza
26 January 1852
Explorer

Jean NicoletJean Nicolet
1598 AD
Explorer

Maurice HerzogMaurice Herzog
15 January 1919
Politician, Explorer
Jean RibaultJean Ribault
1520 AD
explorer

Nicolas BaudinNicolas Baudin
17 February 1754
Explorer
Charles Marie de La CondamineCharles Marie de La Condamine
28 January 1701
Explorer

Jean ChardinJean Chardin
 

Aimé BonplandAimé Bonpland
 

Paul PelliotPaul Pelliot
 
Jean-Baptiste CharcotJean-Baptiste Charcot
 
Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La PérouseJean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse
23 August 1741
Naval officer

Jeanne BaréJeanne Baré
 

Étienne BrûléÉtienne Brûlé
 

Pierre Le Moyne d'IbervillePierre Le Moyne d'Iberville
16 July 1661
Soldier