@fify-- Absolutely and in fact, I highly recommend getting one with a lid because there may be times where you want to simmer and you will need the lid.
I'm not an expert in cooking and there maybe more knowledgeable people who will disagree with me. But, the French skillet is a very multi-purpose skillet that you can use for different things. I've used it for frying, searing, simmering and sauteing. I guess, ideally, one would have different pans and skillets for these things but I only have two skillets so I use my French skillet for lots of different things.
You do need to be careful about food sticking or the pan getting hot very fast. But even if food sticks, a little bit of soaking is enough to clean up.