Tournament No.3 in this season's Rolex Series takes the European Tour to Versailles, and the prestigious French Open.
Le Golf National, located around 20 miles south-west of Paris city centre, will offer this week's competitors a glimpse of what to expect when the same venue hosts the Ryder Cup in a little over three months.
Opened in October 1990, Le Golf National is a modern stadium course with plenty of water and sand, but few trees.
Water hazards of various descriptions come into play on 10 holes - and particularly on the back nine - while the fairways and greens are beautifully contoured.
This is the 26th time that the continent of Europe's most important national open will have been staged at this spectacular course, which has also been selected to host the Olympic golf events of 2024.
As expected, the tournament has attracted a good field, with American Justin Thomas opting for an early taste of this year's Ryder Cup layout.
Another first time visitor to Le Golf National, and probably with the Ryder Cup in mind, is Sergio Garcia whose form has been poor for more than three months.
However, he did show some improvement last week with a top-12 finish in Germany, following a run of five missed cuts from six starts.
The BMW International Open was also a good event for Martin Kaymer who tied-for-second in Cologne, representing his highest finish since September 2015.
For Kaymer, a two-time major winner whose world ranking had dropped to 127, it was his second top-10 in three outings.
The German is also a course specialist at Le Golf National where he is a former winner, and can boast seven further top-15 finishes.
Ian Poulter has twice stood on the podium in Paris, while Rafa Cabrera-Bello's most recent two visits have each yielded a top-five finish.
In-form Thorbjorn Olesen is another golfer with a brace of top-threes at Le Golf National, and his fellow Scandinavian Alex Noren played well here in both 2016 and 2017.
However, last year's champion Tommy Fleetwood proved you can win here without a strong course history.
The Englishman emerged victorious having never previously survived the 36-hole cut at Le Golf National.
And if you are seeking a lower-ranked pro, with a higher SP than any of those already mentioned, then Soren Kjeldsen and Mike Lorenzo-Vera might be worth considering each-way.
Both have played well at the course in the past and have shown some reasonable form during spring and early summer.
MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut
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