I saw this article in the Mail on Sunday this morning, about cricket becoming popular with young French children. The article is tongue-in-cheek in parts, especially where it imagines how some cricketing terminology (eg silly mid-off, sticky wicket) might be translated into French, but, in fact, cricket is played in France and there is a national association (website here). Rules of the games - with the French words for some basic cricketing terms (batting, run etc) - are given in this pdf document on the site.
Introducing the game of cricket in France is not to be confused with the game of French cricket, which I used to play a lot as a child. It's a simplified sort of cricket, played with a bat, but no wickets.