Finn Russell returned from a concussion for the Six Nations trip from Scotland to France on Friday night.
The livewire fly-half stepped in to lead Scotland’s backline, with boss Gregor Townsend’s side lacking a number of England-based stars.
Ali Price will start at age nine, with Chris Harris in crosses, while George Turner will start hooker.
Scotland were only allowed to select five English players due to a deal with Gallagher Premiership bosses as this delayed match now falls outside the testing window.
The likes of Saracens winger Sean Maitland have been lacking, but head coach Townsend is determined not to dwell on the absent.
France will fight for the Six Nations title after denying Wales a Grand Slam last weekend, but Scotland could finish second themselves.
“The game against France gives us the opportunity to finish the Six Nations at our highest position in its history,” said Townsend.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to face France, at home in Paris, because they are also looking to finish the championship in style.
“Both teams had to manage a short six-day turnaround and we took advantage of this week to regroup and focus on our best performance of the competition so far, which we will have to deliver if we want to leave Paris with a victory. .
“As a group we have faced a number of challenges throughout these Six Nations, it has brought us closer together, and I know the players are motivated and looking forward to representing their country again on Friday night.”