Here are some pictures of some of my favorite fencers that have come from France. Not in any order, other than the order by which I came across them.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic movement.
Pierre Georges Louis Comte d’Hugues, for the beard at the very least!
The 1932 French Epee Olympic Squad. L-R: Lucien Gaudin, Bernard Schmetz, Jean Piot, Philippe Cattiau, Fernand Jourdant and Georges Tainturier on the end wearing the beret.
Erwan Le Pechoux
The 1908 French Olympic team.