The French are perfectly happy with their Rio Olympics tally. The haul of 42 medals, including 10 golds, was a post-war record, and their seventh overall placing was the same as at London 2012.
That is the official line.
In fact, there is an unacknowledged undercurrent of grumbling. It is a reaction born of envy, self-doubt - and historic rivalry with the island neighbour to the north.
For the French, doing satisfactorily at the Olympics is all very well. But being so roundly beaten by the Brits - that is another matter entirely.