New Zealand completed their Autumn tour with victory in Paris, despite France dominating possession and territory throughout the match.
Despite early pressure from the French -- a sign of things to come -- the All Blacks turned them over three times in the opening five minutes and made Guy Noves' side pay.
Beauden Barrett's inch-perfect cross kick was gathered by Julian Savea who put Israel Dagg to score on seven minutes. France remained unable to take advantage of their opportunities when inside the All Blacks 22, and were once again punished when Barrett stretched their lead with a penalty 17 minutes in.
The French back-line were break taking in parts last week against Australia and showed glimpses of their ability saw Noa Nakaitaci burst into space. But once again, their attacking guile brought little in terms of end product and they had to settle for a penalty from Maxime Machenaud.
He added a second penalty on half-time to close the margin to 10-6, as the All Blacks had just 38 per cent possession in the opening half.
Three minutes after the restart, Barrett raced 90 metres untouched for a decisive try after the French looked set to score. While France managed to continue pressuring the All Blacks and got another three points from Baptiste Serin's penalty, a 58th-minute try from Charlie Faumuina all but settled the outcome.
The hosts continued to battle, though, and a moment of ingenuity from 22-year-old Serin set Louis Picamoles over for a try to narrow the deficit to eight points.
That was cut to five when Serin landed a penalty with three minutes to play, but the All Blacks killed the remainder of the clock for a hard-earned victory.