I do not intend to mince my words. Here are the figures for 2019:
The working week in France is 35 hours, while in Germany it is 40 hours 
The percentage of civil servants in the active population in France is 21.9% whereas it is 10.6% in Germany 
The number of years of contribution required for a full-rate pension in France in 2020 will be 41.5 while it will be necessary to contribute 45 years in Germany .
The public deficit as a ratio of GDP and 2.9% in France  while Germany has a surplus of 0.5% 
That why I say: