France ended Wales thin hopes of Six Nations glory at the Stade de France where the surprise of the night was the ease with which lock Lionel Nallet scored two tries.
France led 11-3 at half time and with Vincent Clerc also scoring they never looked under any pressure as they ran away to the final score of:
France 28-9 Wales
Tries: Nallet 2, Clerc. Cons: Parra 2. Pens: Parra 3.
Pens: Hook 3.
France: Maxime Medard (Toulouse); Vincent Clerc (Toulouse), David Marty (Perpignan), Damien Traille (Biarritz), Alexis Palisson (Brive); Francois Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Morgan Parra (Clermont); Thomas Domingo (Clermont), William Servat (Toulouse), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan), Julien Pierre (Clermont), Lionel Nallet (Racing-Metro), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse, capt), JulienBonnaire (Clermont), Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz).
Replacements: Guilhem Guirado (Perpignan) for Servat (70), Luc Ducalcon (Castres) for Pierre (66), Pascal Pape (Stade Francais) for Mas (66), Alexandre Lapandry (Clermont) for Harinordoquy (72), Julien Tomas (Montpellier) for Parra (73), Fabrice Estebanez (Brive) for Traille (70), Yoann Huget (Bayonne) for Clerc (75).
Wales: Lee Byrne (Ospreys); Leigh Halfpenny (Blues), Jamie Roberts (Blues), Jonathan Davies (Scarlets), George North (Scarlets); James Hook (Ospreys), Mike Phillips (Ospreys); Paul James (Ospreys), Matthew Rees (Scarlets, capt), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Bradley Davies (Blues), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Dragons), Sam Warburton (Blues), Ryan Jones (Ospreys).
Replacements: Richard Hibbard (Ospreys) for Rees (67), John Yapp (Blues) for Adam Jones (52), Jonathan Thomas (Ospreys) for Warburton (15), Rob McCusker (Scarlets) for Thomas (71), Dwayne Peel (Sale Sharks) for Phillips (67), Stephen Jones (Scarlets) for Hook (66), Morgan Stoddart (Scarlets).
Sin Bin: Hook (57).
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa).
Touch judges: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa) & Simon McDowell (Ireland).
TV: Graham Hughes (England).