(a) The leading 72 players from the European Tour 2003 Exemption Category List.
(b) The leading 72 players from the European Challenge Tour 2003 Exemption Category List.
(c) The leading 4 French professionals from the top 25 of the French National Order of Merit 2002, not otherwise exempt in (a) or (b) above.
(d) 8 invitations
Note: Players at all times will be ranked in their higher category, with the European Tour Exemption Category List taking precedence over the European Challenge Tour Exemption Category List.