Meh. France/De Gaulles had to fight tooth and nail to even get on the Security Council. It's maybe a European powerhouse, but in the rest of the big, wide world, it's just a drop in the soup (Same goes for Britain, maybe even more so given their over-reliance on the City & its financial services); the EU does not have a standing army and is only a partial union.
As far as military power is concerned, the French has its legionnaires (I don't honestly think their training is superior to your standard Marines) and the aircraft carrier De Gaulles, but that's also extremely tiny compared to the fleet currently operated by the US.
I think France has an appropriate amount of weight in the EU, Britain really shouldn't need one and Germany has led on EU reforms so far, which is the right thing to do not only from an EU perspective, but from a world markets perspective.