World No. 1 Tiger Woods pulled out of the event last week shortly after the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., and he has recently been joined by another young American, Ty Tryon.
However, many of the European Tours finest are scheduled to compete at Saint-Nom-La-Breteche.
Defending champion Retief Goosen returns to the site of his victory last year with a first major championship title under his belt.
Goosen, the winner of the 2001 U.S. Open, took honors last year with a final-round 67, which saw him beat Michael Campbell and Darren Clarke by one stroke.
While Campbell and Clarke are not tentatively scheduled to compete this week, Goosen will be joined in the field by Colin Montgomerie, Adam Scott, Seve Ballesteros and Sergio Garcia.
Also making a return to competitive play this week is Thomas Bjorn.
Bjorn injured his shoulder in the Omega European Masters, and ' at the time ' was feared to possibly miss the Ryder Cup.
That wont be a problem now. The Matches have been moved ahead to September of 02.
This weeks total purse in Paris is $1,324,030, with over $220,000 of that going to the winner.
The Trophee Lancome has been played since 1970, with some of its winners being Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino.