Former IMF chief Dominque Strauss-Kahn will be brought face-to-face on Thursday with the young French writer who has accused him of trying to rape her, according to a source close to the investigation.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy bewitched future wife Carla Bruni with his "incredible" knowledge of flowers and the pair now enjoy a "very quiet life", the first lady told the BBC World Service.
France is planning a €10-15 billion recapitalisation plan for five top banks struggling with the debt crisis, a report said on Sunday, sparking a formal denial from the finance ministry.
Rising fertility rates in European countries are strongly linked to increased numbers of women in the labour market, according to a French report.
After a disappointing summer, France can look forward to over a week of soaring temperatures which will make September a hotter month than July this year.
The trial of two men accused of murdering a gay couple by burying them alive opens on Monday.
A new phone app that promises to reveal to parents whether their son might be gay by asking a series of twenty questions has been criticized as homophobic and caricatured.