2012 produced some magic moments in Ligue 1. From Montpellier winning the title to Paris Saint-Germain's assault on the transfer market that snared Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and Ezequiel Lavezzi, it has been a crazy 12 months in France.
One constant through it all has been superb entertainment.
Not only is football in France great value for money, but there also is some top talent on show each week. Le Championnat showcases some of Europe's best young talent on a weekly basis, and despite the losses of Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud over the summer, the league still remains strong and competitive.
A number of club's transfer policies have contributed to that, and despite some generally low-scoring games in the past, Ligue 1 in recent seasons has started to witness some very high-scoring games.
2012 has been exceptionally good, here is a pick of some of the best goals from France's top-flight over this calendar year.