Germans know how to follow processes. They have a plan, devise a strategy, and then they write precise instructions to be followed. They reward people, groups, companies, and governments that follow processes. They are great engineers and have precise expectations on how thing should work and be. The outcome is almost always as expected.
Germans are group driven.
French people are artists. They follow instincts and 'je ne sais quoi' to attain objectives. To achieve their objectives the French may need a process but the precise process can be/is optional. Instructions are for the 'weak'. This is why they have amazing gardens, architecture, and unparalleled food. They have spontaneity and a lot more serendipity.
French people are individual driven.
In the long term the Germans always win when compared to the French. Large economies value fungible and easily exchangeable goods/ideas compared to unique goods. Econ 101. Only auction houses like unique items.