French driving licenses

We are recently arrived and have been told different things re whether we have to apply immediately for a french driving license. We did not come out from UK and our Cyprus driving licenses do not run out until the end of the year. We cannot seem to get a definitive answer on this from anywhere.

Is it an EU licence or older than that? If it’s an EU licence no problem. However if they expire in a year it’s a good idea to get the paperwork in now.