The 'Fly Away' rocker was presented with France's highest cultural honour by the country's Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand in Paris on Wednesday (November 30).
Mitterrand praised Kravitz as a rock music pioneer, saying: "You freed yourself of the barriers between black and white sound."
Kravitz told The AP prior to Wednesday's gala that he is very proud to have been made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters because he got his first professional break at a 1989 French music festival.
The singer joins a prestigious group of musicians who have received the Legion of Honour, including Jazz great Miles Davis, Quincy Jones and sitar player Ravi Shankar.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was given the Legion of Honour in April, which Shirley MacLaine received the prize in September.
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