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France, officially known as the French Fifth Republic, is a country in Western Europe, with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. The capital and largest city is Paris. It is among the six founding members of the European Union. It is bordered by Spain and Andorra to the southwest, Italy and Monaco to the southeast, Switzerland and Germany to the east, and Belgium and Luxembourg to the northeast.

There are a few but subtle references to France in the Grand Theft Auto series.

References in the Grand Theft Auto Series

2D Universe

Grand Theft Auto 2

3D Universe

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • On the LCFR radio station, there's a radio cooking show named Coq-o-Vin (which translates into English as: "chicken in wine"), hosted by Richard Goblin.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Le Singe d'Arbre is a French-named café in Little Haiti. However, it is written in incorrect French. The name should translate as The Monkey of the Tree ("Le Singe de l'Arbre"), but instead translates as The Tree's Monkey.
  • Les Beans Café is a French café.
  • Camus is a French denim brand advertised around Vice City and mentioned by some shoppers as being sold in Paris. In addition, the brand is named after French philosopher Albert Camus.
  • When engaging in combat, a shopping woman will exclaim, "I fight for equality, like the French".
  • "Boxing the One-Eyed Clown", an episode of The Time Ranger, takes place briefly in France during the revolutionary period. In addition, Jonathan Freeloader claims at the end of the show that people with talent were storming Normandy.

HD Universe

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Some pedestrians speak French.
  • Paris can be seen on the television channel CNT.
  • According to Weazel News, the French government is considering requesting the return of the Statue of Happiness.
  • offers "Feminine chain-smoking French babies".
  • Derriere - A business, it means "behind", a synonym for the human buttocks, as seen in the store logo.
  • Fourchette - A clothing company, seen in, it means "fork".
  • Le Chien - A high-end fashionable clothing company featured in, it means "the dog".
  • The "American Travel: The European Travel Guide" website mentions France and includes several derogatory French stereotypes. The website also incorrectly claims that Brussels is in France, whereas it is actually the capital city of Belgium.

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto V



  • GTA V sold 1,951,000 copies in France during 2013, thus making it by far the best-selling game of the year.