République française (French)
France is a country in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Its capital and largest town is Paris. There are a few but subtle references to France in the Grand Theft Auto series.
- Ulrika Afrique, the girlfriend of the Zaibatsu boss in the Anywhere City chapter Uno Carb, has the French word Afrique in her name. Afrique is French for Africa.
- There is a French flag in the Orbit Building in east of Belleville Park, Staunton Island.
- "Belle ville" is French for "beautiful city".
- Claude is a French name.
- Pierre La Ponce is from France.
- In the mission Mall Shootout, Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez sends Tommy Vercetti to retrieve some guidance chips used in French missile technology. The deal goes awry and is ambushed by French law enforcement.
- The GIGN (Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale) and DGSE (Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure) make two appearances, once in the mission Mall Shootout when intercepting the deal between Tommy Vercetti and Pierre La Ponce, and a second time in the mission All Hands On Deck when they attempt to capture/kill Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez.
- The Haitians speak some French words with, sometimes, the Haitian Creole accent.
- There's a store in Little Haiti called Belle Maitresse Beauty Salon, "Belle Maitresse" means "Beautiful Mistress" (or alternatively "Beautiful Teacher").
- The CJ's girlfriend, Michelle Cannes, has the surname "Cannes", a big city in South France.
- As with Vice City, there's a Belle Maitresse Beauty Salon, located in Angel Pine.
Liberty City Stories
- On the LCFR radio station, there is an interview with a French cook who explains how to make Cock-o-Vin.
Vice City Stories
- The Le Singe d'Arbre is a French-named store in Little Haiti, it means : The Tree's Monkey, however the phrase is on the incorrect French language, the correct form is: "Le Singe de l'Arbre".
- 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.
- Babiesovernight.com offers "Feminine chain-smoking French babies".
- Derriere - A business, it means "behind", it's to a synonym to the human buttocks, like seen in the store logo.
- Fourchette - A clothing company, seen in Peepthatshit.com, it means "fork".
- Le Chien - A high-fashion clothing company featured in Peepthatshit.com, it means "the dog".
GTA IV: TBoGT
- Arnaud is from France. Luis Fernando Lopez has two random encounters with him. Once in Algonquin where they converse and Luis eventually drives him to a massage parlour in Chinatown and a second time in Bohan.
- Fabien who is Amanda's Yoga instructor is French.
- The car manufacturer Truffade is French.
- The car manufacturer Cheval is French for horse.
- When Trevor is caught up in traffic by cyclists, one thing he yells at them is "go to France with your bicycles".
- A stripper at the Vanilla Unicorn, Fufu , is from France.
- On the Jock Cranley website on the EyeFind browser you can take part in a patriotism test. If the player scores badly on the patriotism test text pops up at the bottom of the screen: "If you hate America so much get the fuck out and go live in France. Part of it is in Canada." (He is refering to Quebec.) "Or vote Jock Cranley and turn your life around."
- GTA V sold 1 951 000 copies in France during 2013, thus making it by far the best-selling game of the year.