He has also announced six players have been recalled whilst Clermont centre Wesley Fofana and Toulouse lock Yoann Maestri receive their first call-ups to the side.
Former captain Lionel Nallet misses out on selection as does David Skrela and Cedric Heymans but there are recalls for Toulouse's Lionel Beauxis, Yann David, Yannick Nyanga and Clement Poitrenaud as well Clermont Avuergne duo Vincent Debaty and Julien Malzieu.
The squad will take part in a three-day training camp later this month ahead of their first clash in the RBS 6 Nations against Italy on February 4.
Wales host France at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday March 17th
FranceSix Nations squad:
Hookers:William Servat (Toulouse), Dimitri Szarzewski (Stade Français).
Props:Vincent Debaty (Clermont), Fabien Barcella (Biarritz), Luc Ducalcon (Castres) Jean-Baptiste Poux (Toulouse), Nicolas Mas (Perpignan),
Locks:Pascal Papé (Stade Français), Yoann Maestri (Toulouse), Romain Millo-Chluski (Toulouse), Julien Pierre (Clermont).
Loose forwards:Julien Bonnaire (Clermont), Yannick Nyanga (Toulouse), Thierry Dusautoir (Toulouse/C), Fulgence Ouedraogo (Montpellier), Louis Picamoles (Toulouse), Imanol Harinordoquy (Biarritz)
Scrum-halves:Morgan Parra (Clermont), Dimitri Yachvili (Biarritz)
Fly-halves:François Trinh-Duc (Montpellier), Lionel Beauxis (Toulouse)
Centres:Maxime Mermoz (Perpignan), Aurélien Rougerie (Clermont), Yann David (Toulouse), Wesley Fofana (Clermont)
Outside backs: Maxime Médard (Toulouse), Vincent Clerc (Toulouse), Alexis Palisson (Toulon), Julien Malzieu (Clermont), Clément Poitrenaud (Toulouse)