It is an early 70s Gitane. No idea of the model but I believe that it is a bit towards the upper end of the range with Simplex dropouts and BCM(?) lugs. The nasty fork is a Schwinn, 700 rims with cross tires, and a Shitmano Alfine rear wheel. French parts are the BIM 39 saddle, Mafac brakes, Atom front hub, Rigida rim, Zefel Fenders, and Soubitez Genny and lights. My winter commuter that hangs from the rafters from April to October.
Here's my Juenet Franche Compte
You are a brave man, indeed, to do any loaded touring on a French bike. I love how you left the Simplex shifters on the downtube, even though you replaced the derailleur with a Shimano XTR.
Just bought a 1983 Peugeot PB14 off Craigslist. I'm pretty happy with the bike. The only departure from the standard parts is an upgrade to Campagnolo brakes. No problem there, except I need new (expensive) Campy hoods. Merde!