Why is the Rooster a symbol of France?
What do you think are French national symbols? A baguette, a bicycle, a glass of red wine or a rooster? I think all these things conguere up an image of France. The Rooster though has a special and a long standing association with being the symbol of France and its people. In fact, the Latin word Gallus means both “rooster” and “inhabitant of Gaul” (official French government site gouvernement.fr) Ancient coins even had the rooster engraved but it was not until much later that the rooster actually became more widely used as a representation of the French people.