"It has become more and more normal to spend some time in your career or to study abroad.
"Some stay and some leave after a while. Sometimes, bi-national couples move to France if they have a second child because the cost of living is expensive here."
Lemaire also doubts that recent raft of French arrivals at Newcastle has anything to do with the levels of tax in their own country.
"I think it's a misconception to say they're here because of taxes," she said.
"These players are young and earning their first big contract in a very good club and that's a great opportunity for them.
"'I don't think they've thought to themselves, 'I want to leave for tax reasons.' "
Dubbed "Neufchateau" by the French media, Newcastle is in many ways no different from many other Premier League clubs in luring talent from across the Channel.
The likes of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Nicolas Anelka, Emmanuel Petit, Marcel Desailly and Claude Makelele are just some of those to enjoy huge success in England.
While the typical English football fan might refer to the French as "Frogs" and take pleasure in mentioning the military victories at Waterloo and Agincourt, the acceptance of French talent on the football field has never been in doubt.
One Frenchman who made the move to England and then to Newcastle was football writer Kevin Quignane, who believes the most difficult task facing his fellow countrymen is understanding the locals' notorious "Geordie" accent.
"There was indeed a bit of a linguistic shock," Quignane recalled following his arrival in the city.
"I'd say that a true, thick Geordie accent is more difficult to understand than a broad Yorkshire brogue, which in itself can be pretty challenging.
"I just couldn't understand our next door neighbor and my partner, who is herself a Geordie, also had great trouble.
"It really can be challenging but by and large, most locals speak with a mild Geordie accent, thank God. That or I've got so used to it that I don't notice anymore."
While it might take time for the newcomers to adapt to the local lingo and swap their Chardonnay for a pint of Newcastle Brown Ale, Quignane believes the recent arrivals will enjoy life in the city.
"Newcastle's stock as a city has risen tremendously in the last decade," he added.
"It's now seen as a vibrant, party-going and sexy place, but it was a very different story 10 years earlier with the demise of the mines and shipyards and the Meadow Well riots in 1991.
"The Quayside, now Newcastle's nightlife epicenter -- revamped and regenerated -- was a mess back then."
Back in France the arrival of a world superstar in Beckham at Paris Saint-Germain has helped softened the blow of so many departing French players.
The midfielder signed a five-month deal with PSG last month and has pledged to donate his salary to a children's charity within the city.
And while worries persist over the numbers of young French players moving aboard, Beckham arrives at a time where big-name foreign players are playing a starring role in Ligue 1.
Backed by its Qatari-based owners, PSG recently paid out $52.8 million for young Brazilian Lucas Moura after securing a $72 million deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Thiago Silva from Milan last July.
The club has qualified for the quarterfinals of the Champions League and leads the domestic title race.
"I am very glad," Lemaire said of Beckham's arrival in the French capital.
"I think that it's great that he decided to move to Paris and to donate his wages to charity. It's a very good example.