Rickard failed to celebrate her caps record with a win
France Women: (5) 5
Wales Women: (0) 0
Wales' hopes of a Grand Slam ended on the outskirts of Paris as France maintained their perfect record.
The hosts scored an early try through Dalila Boukerma, but Wales battled back to reach the interval just 5-0 behind.
France captained Estelle Sartini kicked a penalty on the hour mark to stretch the lead and then converted Boukerma's second try five minutes from time.
Wales wing Louise Rickard equalled Gareth Llewellyn's Welsh cap record as she took her total to 92.
And there was a remarkable return to action for Non Evans less than 12 months after breaking her leg against France.
France Women: C Allainmat; A Gayda (M Talayrach 75), C Le Duff, D Boukerma, F Horta; E Sartini (captain, S Collombat 75), J Pujol (J Troncy 75); D Irazu, L Salles (A Noguera 72), F Gelis (G Mutis 42), C Devroute, S Rabier (M Gauffinet 53), M Carmatta, D Plantet (M Loyez 48), C Canal.
Wales Women: Elen Evans (Non Evans 53); Rachel Williams, Rachel Poolman, Clare Flowers, Louise Rickard; Naomi Thomas, Mellissa Berry (capt); Louise Horgan, Amy Broadstock (Nicola Evans 83), Jenny Davies, Claire Donovan (Gemma Hallett 70), Liza Burgess, Catrina Nicholas, Jamie Kift , Kylie Wilson.
Replacements: Rhian Bowden (UWIC), Caryl Thomas (Cardiff Quins), (Pontyclun), Becky Davies (Cardiff Quins), Hayley Baxter (Cardiff Quins).