Gregor Townsend has made four changes to the side that lost to Ireland, largely enforced by injury.
Magnus Bradbury will start at blindside in place of Ryan Wilson – no less than the Edinburgh man’s very recent form deserves but he is still just back from injury. He starts alongside Edinburgh’s Jamie Ritchie and Josh Strauss. In amongst all the noise about his passport it should be remembered that Strauss had one of his best games in a Scotland shirt against France in Paris last time out so this game might suit him.
In the back division Pete Horne, Nick Grigg and Blair Kinghorn replace Finn Russell, Huw Jones and Stuart Hogg respectively.
Some big shoes to fill, but although it is a major shuffle from a Scotland point of view there will be plenty of familiarity amongst players that have been used by Dave Rennie at Glasgow more often than some of the men they replace.
It also means change on the bench with Grahams Darcy and Gary (no relation) coming in to the side along with Zander Fagerson. This could also be the highest incidence of the letter G in a Scotland team, ever.
France have picked a fairly different team too, the question is which team will hit their stride first – and can they sustain it?
France: Ramos; Penaud, Bastareaud, Fickou, Huget; Ntamack, Dupont; Poirot, Guirado (capt), Bamda, Vahaamahina, Lambey, Lauret, Iturria, Picamoles.
Replacements: Chat, Falgoux, Aldegheri, Willemse, Alldritt, Serin, Belleau, Medard.
Scotland: Blair Kinghorn, Tommy Seymour, Nick Grigg, Sam Johnson, Sean Maitland, Pete Horne, Greig Laidlaw (capt); Allan Dell, Stuart McInally, Simon Berghan, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Magnus Bradbury, Jamie Ritchie, Josh Strauss.
Replacements: Fraser Brown, Alex Allan, Zander Fagerson, Ben Toolis, Gary Graham, Ali Price, Adam Hastings, Darcy Graham.
Referee: Nic Berry (Aus)
Stade de France, Paris
Kick off 14:15 GMT