Brown is back at openside flanker having been left out of the matchday squads in the defeat to England and the narrow 21-20 victory over Italy last time out.
He returns to lead a side that has now got their campaign up and running following a first win in Rome since 2006 but the history books do not bode well for Scotland against Les Bleus.
Only once since 2000 have Scotland beaten France in 14 Championship matches, but Brown is determined to make up for lost time.
"Playing for Scotland is something I used to dream of as a child and it's a very, very special honour," he said.
"I know that in professional sport, the road is not always smooth and so I just saw it as one more challenge that I was looking forward to overcoming.
"There is no doubt I was very disappointed because I absolutely love playing for Scotland and it is something I would never take for granted. But it is fantastic to be back in the side.
"Scott has been very open and honest with me the whole way through and we've had good chats. That's not to say we always agree but I think as long as we're both open and honest with each other then that's a good thing.
"I've taken what he said on-board and I've been working on it and I feel my form at Saracens over the last month has been pretty good."