I agree with @Zoffie on this. I've never associated French football with defensiveness. As gay as it sounds, Montpellier (started the season ridiculously, then tightened up), Lille (especially given the players they lost), Saint-Etienne, Toulouse have all been a delight to watch this season. PSG as well under Ancelotti (and they're only going to get stronger).
It's annoying to know that Montpellier, like Bilbao, are probably going to get raided this summer.