France are top of the Six Nations table after a 35-22 bonus-point win despite a lacklustre second half against Italy.
The hosts started strongly with tries from Teddy Thomas and Charles Ollivon before Italy's Matteo Minozzi scored.
A Tommaso Allan penalty cut France's lead to three, but Gregory Alldritt went over just before the break.
Romain Ntamack's try sealed the bonus point, before Italy's Federico Zani scored and France's Baptiste Serin finished off an individual effort.
Mattia Bellini added a consolation score for Italy, but France held on for a victory which sees them move to the top of the table on points difference from Ireland.
France have not won the Six Nations since 2010.
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