Stuart Hogg insists Scotland only had themselves to blame for loss to France
Hogg scored one of two Scottish tries, the other from Tim Swinson, but five penalties from Camille Lopez saw the hosts over the line.
"It's tough going out there," said Hogg. "France are a massive physical pack and they brought it to us. But we chucked it away. Our errors cost us throughout the whole game. We didn't look after the ball, didn't respect it and ultimately that cost us."
France opened the scoring in the seventh minute through Lopez after Josh Strauss failed to release in the tackle. But Huw Jones soon set up Hogg and he burst over to mark his 50th cap with a 15th international try in the 16th minute. Greig Laidlaw hit the bar with his kick.
Camille Lopez ensured victory for France with five penalty kicks
Lopez soon kicked France back in front after Hamish Watson was penalised for obstruction and Scotland saw their skipper limp off in the 25th minute.
Gael Fickou then ran through Hogg's attempted tackle and crossed, with Lopez converting. But Scotland were quickly back on the attack and Finn Russell reduced the deficit with two penalties.
Swinson then went over in the 43rd minute as Tommy Seymour set him free but Russell failed to convert the simplest of conversions, blasting the ball underneath the bar as it appeared to move slightly off the tee – and Lopez soon levelled.
Hogg scoring one of Scotland's two tries in the defeat to France in Paris
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France kicked themselves ahead in the 71st minute and Lopez made no mistake from 35 metres, before doubling the lead with four minutes left following a maul offence.
The visitors needed a converted try but could not get into the home 22 as they saw their hopes of a first Paris triumph since 1999 disappear.
Scotland boss Vern Cotter said: "It was a physical encounter and quite a few times we came off second best. But I thought the boys stuck in well defensively and defended our line well."