I fought a Savate guy once.
And those kicks can be whipped out quickly, and to take a couple of them on my upper thight made me stop moving as much. They really can hurt. The one thing that worked in my favor is that they (or at least the guy I fought) didn't combo with his kicks enough, either he expected to knock me out with the one kick, or he just wasn't experienced enough to follow up with punches. That and my inside game with MT would eat him alive (That is I would follow up with knees and elbows). It is an interesting martial art for sure. I would like to see more people who practice it. BTW, didn't Bruce Lee study some Savate?