France is the newest country to jump on the "dump the dollar" bandwagon, joining China, Russia, and India in suggesting some sort of "currency basket" might be a better answer as a global reserve currency. Bloomberg TV spent the afternoon running the clip showing France's Finance Minister, Christine Lagarde commenting to that effect in advance of the opening of the G-8 meeting.
In point of fact, the upcoming G-20 meeting will be the "main event", since the emerging market countries, the main force behind the currency basket suggestion, are not a party to the G-8 meetings, but are a part of the G-20. Consider the G-8 the "preliminary bout".
For whatever reason, the French, as a nation, seem to take an almost perverse delight to poking their thumb into Uncle Sam's eye at almost any opportunity.