Valentin Roberge admitted he was keen to sample football in France following his loan switch from Sunderland to Reims.
David N'Gog scored on his Reims debut as the Ligue 1 side clinched their first win of the season 2-0 against Toulouse.
Lille missed a chance to go top of Ligue 1 after being held by a Falcao-less Monaco 1-1, while Nantes beat Montpellier.
Lens took full advantage of an ill-disciplined performance from Reims to post a 4-2 win at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis.
Cedric Bakambu will have the choice of joining either Swansea City or Freiburg with offers from both clubs on the table.
Newly-promoted Caen maintained their impressive start to the Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-0 victory at Reims.
Bordeaux topped the Ligue 1 table after beating Nice 3-1, while Lille beat Lorient 2-0 to maintain their unbeaten start.
Willy Sagnol's fine start to life as Bordeaux manager continued with a resounding 4-1 victory over ambitious Monaco.
St Etienne continued their winning start to the Ligue 1 season on Sunday with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Reims.
Paris St Germain were held to a 2-2 draw by Reims in the opening match of their Ligue 1 title defence.
New Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim has confirmed that Radamel Falcao will be part of his squad for the visit of Lorient.
Reims chairman Jean-Pierre Cailot insists he will not be held to ransom over star midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.
West Ham have held talks with French side Reims over midfielder Prince Oniangue.
Hubert Fournier has signed a two-year deal to become the new manager of Lyon.
Sochaux suffered relegation from Ligue 1 for the first time after losing 3-0 to Evian, while PSG beat Montpellier 4-0.
Reims capped a disappointing end to their Ligue 1 season by losing 3-1 at home to mid-table rivals Rennes.
Title honours may have been decided but Ligue 1 enters its final round with the agenda dominated by the Survival Final.
Paris Saint-Germain celebrated their title triumph with a win over Lille, while St Etienne capitalised with a victory.
Relegated Ajaccio sent their fans away for the summer with something to cheer about after beating Reims 2-1.
Evian remain in real danger of relegation after a late missed penalty cost them a draw at Reims.