I never could work out how most GP's could make a 'good' living. At something like 25€ a consulation and that is it. Ours always took getting on for 20minutes if not longer.
And a home visit costs 10€ extra....... not a get rich career is it.
In fact I have heard it said that in some cities GP's end up earning minimum wage.
Our french village Dr was in Devon when a member of the group he was with, took ill. He came home amazed at how much GP's earned and I think seriously thought about the move. No idea what his english was like though, he never ever spoke to me in english, which is really how it should be in France as far as I am concerned.