And North, who was a star of the Lions tour that won in Australia this summer, is desperate for a response against an unbeaten France side in 2014.
"I am a big believer in sides being judged on how they react to a setback," said Northampton's North.
"And the game against France is a chance to show how we can bounce back.
"It's a sign of a good side to turn things around and bounce back, and that is what we need to do.
"We need to react next week - the defeat was a massive disappointment."