Camille Lopez scored 17 points from tee to seal France’s win
Hosts led 13-11 at break with Stuart Hogg and Gael Fickou touching down
Tim Swinson put the Scots ahead but Lopez kicked France to victory
France got their campaign back on track when they secured a hard-fought 22-16 win over Scotland in Paris on Friday.
Stuart Hogg’s 15th Test try on his 50th cap gave the Scots an early lead but Gael Fickou’s try put France 13-5 clear.
Fly-half Finn Russell, taking over kicking duties from the injured Greig Laidlaw, slotted two penalties to reduce the deficit to just two points heading into halftime, 13-11.
Tim Swinson’s try regained the lead for the injury-hit visitors after the restart before Camille Lopez’s third penalty levelled the scores at 16-16.
France centre Remi Lamerat was then unlucky to have a try ruled out, but two late Lopez kicks sealed victory, ending a run of four consecutive Six Nations defeats.