A 20-year-old man died early on Saturday morning after he climbed onto a roof to rescue his cat.
Bed bugs, which have already caused mild hysteria in cities across the US, are steadily making their presence felt in France, according to media reports on Monday.
Billionaire L'Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt is to be placed under the guardianship of family members, according to the lawyer of her estranged daughter Francoise after a court hearing.
Francois Hollande has won the nomination to represent France's Socialists against President Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's presidential vote.
Mothers and their babies gathered in more than 80 towns around the country on Sunday for the "Big Feed" (La Grande Tétée), an event to promote breastfeeding as part of World Breastfeeding Week.
Smokers face an average rise of 0.30 euro ($0.40) on a packet of cigarettes on Monday, making France the fourth most expensive European country for people wanting to light up.
A 33-year-old teacher is being held in prison after admitting to killing a female police officer on Friday by attacking her with a Japanese sword.