Warren Gatland's men have been dishing out the verbal treatment to each other following defeat to England and a dismal display for large periods in the dramatic win over Scotland.
Now Wales skipper Ryan Jones and co aim to let out their fury by silencing Les Bleus and raising the roof in a must-win clash in Cardiff.
Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde said: "The communication has been good all week but Wednesday night's training session was one of the loudest I've ever been part of.
"The volume was high and the players didn't mind being vocal and critical of each other
"A couple of balls went down and the likes of Ryan, Martyn Williams and Stephen weren't waiting for the coaches to say something.
"The youngsters have also been demanding higher standards so it's been good to see it happen across the board.
"The players realise it is up to them as it will be out on the field on Friday. Everyone is aware there is another level in us which we have yet to reach in this campaign.
"But the players have taken the criticism on board and reacted in a positive manner."
Wales need to deliver a fast start after playing catch-up rugby to Australia last autumn as well as England and Scotland this month.
McBryde added: "There aren't many better teams than France once they get their tails up. If they get into the lead, get their noses in front and find weaknesses from us early on, then they get into their offloading game and you start hearing 'Allez Les Bleus' in the crowd.
"They are a confidence team so hopefully we can start strongly and put doubts in their minds. We have spoken about being accurate to give ourselves a chance and
we know we have to dominate the collisions. We didn't do that against Scotland and defence coach Shaun Edwards has been on about that all week."
Head coach Rowland Phillips and key front rower Carys Phillips look ahead to games against Spain and Ireland as Wales Women ramp up their preparations for the forthcoming Six Nations. The two warm-up games are a 'massive opportunity to refine the squad' according to the Welsh camp.
Martyn Phillips has discussed details of the newly published 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby' which puts in black and white terms the plans and direction of the governing body of the national sport in Wales for the next decade.
WRU chief executive Martyn Phillips has urged Welsh rugby fans to follow in the footsteps of their soccer counterparts at last summer's Euro Championship by backing their team to the hilt in the upcoming RBS 6 Nations campaign.
Chief executive Martyn Phillips has highlighted the plans for Wales to become a breeding ground for national and elite club rugby coaches, which are contained in the WRU's 10-year 'Strategy for Welsh Rugby'.
Andrew Coombs is enjoying his new role as Nelson forwards coach. The former Dragons and Wales lock has big ambitions to become a professional coach but feels it's important to learn the ropes in grassroots rugby and where better than his home club Nelson, with friends and family close to hand.
Students at Brynllywarch Hall School, near Newtown, have transformed their own lives, and are now having a positive impact on others through rugby. The sport has had a life-changing effect on the well-being of the students who are now delivering rugby sessions to local primary schools and playing for a new mixed ability side
Wales reached their first semi-final since 2013 in the opening round of this season's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie recaps on what proved to be an eventful tournament
Wales and Ospreys back row James King, who came through the North Wales age grade system, nominated North Wales Regional Community Rugby Manager Marc Roberts, in the WRU's 'Diolch' initiative where squad players thanked those who played a part in their rise to the top.
Beating Merthyr has boosted Carmarthen Quins hopes of reaching a top eight spot in the Principality Premiership. Quins captain Haydn Pugh is delighted with his team's progress and is determined that everyone from the Under 6s through to the senior team, enjoys the ride.
When the Wales squad were asked to nominate individuals who played a big part in their early playing days, Wales and Dragons full back and wing Hallam Amos thought of his former Monmouth School rugby coach John Bevan.
Sam Cross and Luke Treharne have been named as co-captains of the Wales Sevens side as head coach Gareth Williams names his 12-man squad to play in the first leg of the HSBC World Series in Dubai next weekend.
Bedwas head coach Steve Law and players Nicky Griffiths and Alun Rees extol the virtues of the close knit club as they prepare to host third place RGC 1404 - who are one place head of them on the Principality Premiership points table - on Saturday.
Many of the Wales squad have said Diolch (thank you) to someone who played an important part in their early playing days by nominating them to be invited to the Wales v South Africa match. One person, Gowerton Comprehensive geography teacher Mr Dean Mason was nominated by two of his former pupils, Dan Biggar and Sam Davies.
The second WRU disability rugby pilot has been delivered, this time in Caerphilly schools, culminating in a festival at the Caerphilly Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach tomorrow. Plans are in place to set up a Disability Rugby Club in Newbridge to provide long-term playing opportunities.