This may be only the beginning as the government wants to produce up to 6,000 MW via offshore wind by 2020. By then the technology may enable us to build floating wind turbines with 10 MW of capacity each. This would allow this renewable energy source to generate more electricity without nobody even noticing.
It seems that France is more and more willing to play catch up with Denmark, the European pioneer in this . The United Kingdom also set aggressive wind energy targets earlier this year. To date France has absolutely no offshore wind turbines.